Caravan rule delay will leave owners in ‘no man’s land’ as dozens can’t use new motorhomes11/21/2021
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New towing rules were set to be introduced on Monday but were delayed at the last moment by the DVSA. The new rules would have allowed those who passed their driving test after 1 January 1997 to tow heavier weights while driving, including larger caravans and motorhomes.
However, the rule was scrapped last Friday just three days before the new rule was set to come into effect.
No new date has since been issued for the launch of the scheme, leaving drivers who had purchased new caravan to celebrate the new rule short-changed.
Shane Malpass, spokesperson for We Buy Any Motorcaravan said dealerships had been left in a “limbo”.
He warned dozens of owners had already paid deposits for large caravans and dealers were now unsure whether to offer refunds.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, he said: “Whether it’s just caravans or any industry, it is a bit of a nightmare,
“In terms of caravans, there was a lot of people due to collect their new caravans [on Monday].
“The dealers had got prepared, they had out through all the servicing, took all the money, the deposits, everything really.
“To be told three or four days before just puts them in a right limbo for what they can do with the caravan.
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“Do they need to refund the customers, do they need to hold them.”
He added: “We’ve even had people who have sold motorhomes to us, probably going back one month to two months in preparation of having a bigger family caravan.
“Again, they are stuck in no man’s land.
“It might turn out the motorhome we sold, we need to get back now.
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