- Jeremy Moore
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The DVLA reclassification is useful for a vehicle’s speed limit, although there seems to be rather a lot of confusion. Commercial vans (ie vans that have been converted to campers) can only travel at 60mph on a dual carriageway for instance. I’m not sure whether the pay-off is increased insurance as a campervan as opposed to a van though. I haven’t bothered reclassifying as yet but keep meaning to look into it.
Yes, unless you reclassify it you are restricted to 60 on dual carriageways and 50 on single carriageways. I'd had campers for about 20 years before I discovered this and assumed the speed limit was the same as for a car, and always drove up to the car speed limits, and never got pulled or zapped.
It was a bit of a shock to discover that I may have been breaking speed limits all that time. However when I looked at the vehicle reg. documents on my current van I discovered the Converter had recassified it before my purchase - so good on them.