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On 9/10/2021 at 7:26 PM, Minimad5 said:

Looks like DVLA have changed the B+E entitlement .

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This is a win for me 🥳

 

Unless you are over 70, then BE goes to 2,600kg and you lose some other categories,  such as D1, & C1, and others,  whenever you passed your test. I passed  in 1969. To get them back, you must have an expensive medical.  Look for  more  DVLA trailer changes coming soon.

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I needed some cheering up so I re-ran the Micra's insurance quotes as renewal's next month:

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That's rather good. I paid £1800 last year for black box insurance alone.

EDIT: Ran the numbers on the BX as well and insurance dropped by £600 to £1411. Nice!

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Micra started sputtering, surging and running like general shit the moment it tried to idle, was really worried something else was bloody wrong with it's throttlebody, thankfully fresh Shell Vpower and some RedEx has returned 100% normal driving, over 50miles today without a problem.  Bloody thing is really picky on fuel it seems. 

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2 hours ago, HarmonicCheeseburger said:

Micra started sputtering, surging and running like general shit the moment it tried to idle, was really worried something else was bloody wrong with it's throttlebody, thankfully fresh Shell Vpower and some RedEx has returned 100% normal driving, over 50miles today without a problem.  Bloody thing is really picky on fuel it seems. 

Things will only be getting worse with E10 and vehicles doing low mileage. I am seeing the backlash of lockdown with some high end classics not being used as the fuel is going off.

I had a smile today getting fuel in a Cobra, a lovely 1966 D reg Moggy in front with a rack on the boot and a wee picnic basket. The owner said hello walking back to his car then came back as he read the 1965 C rec plate on the Cobra and asked if it was original or a kit car. We had a good chat and a look under the bonnet much to the disgust of the cashier. I admired his Morris and he knows my friend with the stretched V8 split screen. 

Happy days.

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3 minutes ago, Snake Charmer said:

Things will only be getting worse with E10 and vehicles doing low mileage. I am seeing the backlash of lockdown with some high end classics not being used as the fuel is going off.

I had a smile today getting fuel in a Cobra, a lovely 1966 D reg Moggy in front with a rack on the boot and a wee picnic basket. The owner said hello walking back to his car then came back as he read the 1965 C rec plate on the Cobra and asked if it was original or a kit car. We had a good chat and a look under the bonnet much to the disgust of the cashier. I admired his Morris and he knows my friend with the stretched V8 split screen. 

Happy days.

Yeah my local Shell is E5 still on 95 but is changing this month, so will be Vpower for me from then on to remain on E5.  

Keep having thoughts on a B6 Passat TDi DSG estate, just fits what I would like so nicely, but this forum is very anti VAG cars :lol:

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On 9/10/2021 at 7:26 PM, Minimad5 said:

Looks like DVLA have changed the B+E entitlement .

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This is a win for me 🥳

 

There are already Special People signing a petition to have the rule put back; I'm not familiar with larger caravans, are there really ones that weigh 3.5t? I'm thinking that even 7m long ones don't weigh that.

 

 

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6 hours ago, somewhatfoolish said:

There are already Special People signing a petition to have the rule put back; I'm not familiar with larger caravans, are there really ones that weigh 3.5t? I'm thinking that even 7m long ones don't weigh that.

 

 

That may be a caravans weight, but there are other trailers that carry (up to) that weight. New weight regs useful for those drivers, but I dont object to taking a test.

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9 hours ago, somewhatfoolish said:

There are already Special People signing a petition to have the rule put back; I'm not familiar with larger caravans, are there really ones that weigh 3.5t? I'm thinking that even 7m long ones don't weigh that.

 

 

I'd like to see the road stats showing number of towing accidents before B+E became a mandatory test & after.

Yes they'll be lower due to no fucker on the road during lockdown, but I don't think there will be much difference in reality.

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