Looking at the new regs I don’t see a problem for a vast majority of conversions. Perhaps the roof height issue may turn out to the stickler for some.
It does appear that windows and graphics are the biggies ( with all the internal requirements of course), the bit on the check list for external features states “which” of the following applies to your vehicle, so I guess you don’t have to have all the points on the list.
The only issue I can see with my conversion is the view from the back, there are no rear door windows. I’m hoping that some graphics will suffice, I’ve had some stickers made up saying “motor home”, it’ll be interesting to see what the dvla makes of it when the time comes!
Time to look for some side graphics........
The way I read it is that one side of the van has to have at least 2 windows, though how the police would know if they where looking at the other side?just needs to be at least 2 on the main body so as long as you've 2 in total.
2 or more windows on at least one side of the main body (this does not include windows on the driver or passenger doors) to provide a reasonable amount of daylight into the living accommodation
Being a bit concerned about the “high top roof” I spoke to DVLA a few moments ago. Told them I was a H2 height roof. The guy on the phone had to clarify my question with the relevant dept. He came back to me with “each application will be dealt with on a case by case basis”. I’m thinking that my H2 is the same height and a hell of a lot of conversions I saw in Birmingham last week. So I think I’m still in the game. I contacted them because I only have one window in the back at the moment and intended to fit two more in the rear doors. Don’t suppose the would like that so I’m arranging another window in the back on the same side as the window I have in the sliding door. If my roof height didn’t comply I would have gone ahead with the windows in the rear doors.
Good luck trying to talk to DVLA Stevie. Hope you are well versed in listening to convoluted b***ocks. Look forward to the answer.As I mentioned earlier in this thread, it appears that not all the external features are required, a grey area perhaps? I intend using a free standing awning as the full height side door means a body mounted awning sticks up above the roofline of the van. I guess only time will tell... I’ll try and talk to the dvla(!) and see what they have to say......