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Old 12-08-2013   #16
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Re: just a few pics of my rough and ready minbus conversion

Why don,t you strip the wiper linkage assembly & clean & lubricate wheel boxes up.I had to do this 2 yrs ago after a previous owner had replaced the wiper motor with a new one & that burnt out due to spindle corrosion & partial seizure.

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Old 05-03-2014   #17
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Quote Originally Posted by harryd22 View Post
hi sorry for the delay the revenue need to have a " engineer look at it but its usually just a guy in the office,
basic guidelines are you need to be able to stand up in it at its lowest part in the back i think the required height is 1.8m,
there needs to be a hob with at least two rings, a sink and a fridge,
you need to be able to walk through from the front to the back so no double passenger seat,
and the back doors need to be blocked off, i use the area behind the mural for storing surf boards and clothes and the water tank is in there too, or it could be used for a toilet and shower otherwise,
you need to get a garage report from a simi registered garage to say its road worthy but after that the van is exempt from nct for the rest of its life,

think thats all insurance 300 euro for the year and tax is 80 euro,

hope this helps happy camping.
Hi Harry,

That is quite a list of requirements. A bit baffled about the rule regarding the rear doors and can't think why they think a fridge is needed. Did you not have to have your gas circuit tested? Here in Switzerland you need a gas test certificate if you're staying in a camp site. Probably not a problem for you as there isn't much surfing to be had here anyway .
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Hi Harry,

That is quite a list of requirements. A bit baffled about the rule regarding the rear doors and can't think why they think a fridge is needed. Did you not have to have your gas circuit tested? Here in Switzerland you need a gas test certificate if you're staying in a camp site. Probably not a problem for you as there isn't much surfing to be had here anyway .
The irish definition has been brought in line with the european definition,

"a special purpose vehicle with EU category M1, M2, or M3 with bodywork SA (as defined in the Annex to Directive 2007/46/EC) that contains at least seats and table, sleeping accommodation which may be converted from the seats, cooking facilities, and storage facilities where the equipment shall be rigidly fixed to the living compartment; (with the exception of the table may be designed to be easily removable) will be designated as a motor caravan for vehicle registration tax purposes"

Camper insurance however is only freely available through 'group schemes' and they can stipulate whatever they like such as telling people with minbus conversions to remove windows and replace them with metal and other such nonsense, vehicle owners in ireland get screwed in every direction.
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