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Motorhome Speed Limits

How fast can you legally go in a motorhome in the UK and Europe?

Q. What are the speed limits for a motorhome?

A. It is our understanding, that as long as your motorhome is less than 12 meters long, a GVW under 7,500 Kg, an unladen weight under 3050Kg and not towing a trailer then the same rules apply as for a car.

 

Single Carriageway 60 mph
Dual Carriageway 70 mph
Motorway 70 mph

And if you are towing a trailer then

Single Carriageway 50 mph
Dual Carriageway 60 mph
Motorway 60 mph

However, if the vehicle has an unladen weight of more than 3050Kg, but a GVW under 7500Kg, then one of the limits (the single carriageway) is different.

Single Carriageway 50 mph
Dual Carriageway 70 mph
Motorway 70 mph

And if you are towing a trailer then

Single Carriageway 50 mph
Dual Carriageway 60 mph
Motorway 60 mph

If you motorhome has more than 8 seats, then another set of limits applies.

The offical UK definition of unladen weight is:

The unladen weight of any vehicle is the vehicles own weight when not carrying any goods or burden. This is:
- inclusive of the body and all parts which are necessary to or ordinarily used with the vehicle or trailer when working on a road
- exclusive of water, fuel or accumulators used for the purpose of the supply of power for the propulsion of the vehicle
 

More information about speed limits can be obtained from The Highway Code Online.


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