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Posted: 09.01.2020  ·  #1
Hi, I recently bought a 1988 VW Westfalia joker in the UK. I am importing the Campervan next week into Ireland.
The amount of conflicting information I am receiving about the VRT due on the van is ridiculous.
Can someone clarify for me if the 32 year old Campervan I bought is classed as vintage and is due Classic VRT of €200?

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Posted: 09.01.2020  ·  #2
Why dont you contact the vrt people? Im sure they would have the proper information.

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Posted: 09.01.2020  ·  #4
That’s Great Thanks 👍
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Posted: 20.01.2020  ·  #5
So I brought my Campervan to the NCT today for its VRT inspection. I thought I had everything in order however the person inspecting the vehicle didn't know where to look for the chassis number or the engine number. I thought that information was on the metal plate that is located at the passenger door. But the person told me that the metal plate would not do. They said there was a number actually on the chassis. I didn't know where to look either. So i have to re-book the vrt check up with the locations of the chassis number plus a headed paper with the engine number from the dealer even though I told them I bought the van privately.
They also told me that I would be paying a lot more VRT on my campervan than the vintage €200 as it was a motorhome even though the camper is 32 years old.
On the semi finished declaration form they have Make-Volkswagon, Model-T25, Version-4DR LHD. Should there not be a mention of campervan in the Model part?
Has anybody imported a vintage camper recently?


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Posted: 20.01.2020  ·  #6
I feel for you that have to do VTR to me it’s a load of revenue making bo,,,,,,ks yor saying the the bloke didn’t know where the chassis number was ,that’s his job ,he should know where every number on every vehicle is ,and your expected to pay for his inexperience I would refuse to pay again stating that if the people they employ are not up to the job then he shouldn’t be doing it,stick to your guns force them into explaining why they employ untrained people

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Posted: 20.01.2020  ·  #7
Bloke was a lady who rang her boss to find out where the numbers where but the boss didn’t know either.
Is what’s on the declaration the same information that goes onto the new log book? As there is no reference to a motorhome/campervan on the declaration I’d be concerned this bit of information would be left out of the new logbook.
It’s also costing me €40 to bring the camper to a VW garage to find and highlight the numbers plus put them on headed paper. I’ve sent an email to the VRT section of the nct querying whether my vintage vehicle is a vintage vehicle as I was told it was not and would have to pay a lot more than the €200.
But first it’s actually getting the chassis and engine numbers.
Ridiculous!


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Posted: 20.01.2020  ·  #8
They say 'the chassis number is stamped on the crossmember behind the drivers front wheel. Look under the van from the back forward and look at the floor supporting crossmembers and you should be able to make it out - it is on one of the front cross members, cant remember which one' click HERE

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Again I would ring VTR and ask them to explain why thy employ people who can’t do the job and are you going to be refunded for there c,,.k up and that you won’t pay for a test until they can find someone who can carry out the work till YOUR standard after all it you who is paying them, ps send them an email and keep records of when and who you talk to dates and times

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Posted: 20.01.2020  ·  #10
Robert, they start fining you once you go over a certain time. And it goes up incrementally. I’d advise getting it done, and then appeal after. They won’t care, and it’s going to cost him in the end


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Thanks for the replies


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Posted: 21.01.2020  ·  #13
Get in touch with a classic car club in your area and they will tell the definition of a classic car.


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Posted: 21.01.2020  ·  #14
I spoke to Revenue in Rosslare today and they said it’s Bizarre that my Campervan is not being classed as a vehicle.
I’ve to ring them back when I bring the van back for re-inspection.

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I was back in the VRT office today and I dealt with somebody different. This person was I can only describe as brilliant who was efficient and knew her job very well.
The papers are on their way to revenue so it should be sorted in a week or so.


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Posted: 24.01.2020  ·  #16
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I was back in the VRT office today and I dealt with somebody different. This person was I can only describe as brilliant who was efficient and knew her job very well.
The papers are on their way to revenue so it should be sorted in a week or so.


Delighted you got sorted.
Here's an old proverb, the first verse which applies to sooooo many in our government agencies and departments

“He who knows not,
and knows not that he knows not,
is a fool; shun him.

He who knows not,
and knows that he knows not,
is a student; Teach him.

He who knows,
and knows not that he knows,
is asleep; Wake him.

He who knows,
and knows that he knows,
is Wise; Follow him.”


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