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Post by paul long on Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:50 am

Well just sorn the van today like many others I suppose.
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:35 am

Sorned mine on Tuesday..

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Post by rgermain on Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:39 am

How does Sorn work, do you get a refund?

Not that I have any intention of doing such a thing, answers might help others to choose.
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Post by bikeralw on Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:49 am

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Post by Paulmold on Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:55 am

You get each unused month refunded (takes 4/5 weeks for cheque to arrive). When you're ready to go back on the road, you simply re-tax it online which means you can be back on the road within minutes. In my case the van was taxed until end of November so I'll get April, May, June,July,August, September, Oct and November refunded for now (something like £160) If we can use again from July (fingers crossed) then I'll tax it from beginning of July. At least it will separate Tax and MOT which were always due at same time.

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Post by Gromit on Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:26 am

Can't decide??

On the one hand a run round the block once a month will do it good.

On the other hand, if it was at a dealer's it wouldn't be run at all, and I doubt if I would think of that when I went in to buy it. Many vans will have stood for a long time before being purchased anyway.

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Post by rgermain on Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:01 am

Thank you both, that clears the issue up.

I think this forum will be full of members in a few moths asking about flat batteries, the breakdown people will be busy.

We live in a narrow road with street parking under permit, I am one of the lucky ones with a wide driveway and have EHU+solar. Have not seen any cars move at all this week.

Thanks again Paul and Dave.
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Post by RML on Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:04 pm

Did ours today. As I understand the conditions you only get a refund for whole months so leaving it to the 1st April means losing out.
Also connected it to timed hook up to keep the batteries charged in addition to solar.
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Post by oldfred on Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:31 pm

With fuel prices back to pre EU vote levels we had a little run to Fleetwood to get our daily compulsory exercise. Too few people about to get anywhere near the 2 metre rule. Won't be claiming SORN while we still allowed to run the van.
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Post by paul long on Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:41 pm

I thought the rule was to start your daily exercise from your home.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:46 pm

paul long wrote:I thought the rule was to start your daily exercise from your home.

Not for everybody apparently.

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Post by oldfred on Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:54 pm

I think I read in the BBC guidance that you could travel by vehicle go somewhere quiet for exercise. If we all did it from home keeping the 2 metre rule would be more difficult,
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Post by oldfred on Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:05 pm

Just read some more on this and it seems we should stay close to home.  Fleetwood is 5 miles away.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:16 pm

France has a limit for exercise/dog walking of 1000m from home. Spain is even closer.

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Post by bikeralw on Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:29 pm

The authorities here in the Peak District are telling us it's not necessary to drive when going for a walk.
Six of my seven vehicles are now on SORN and will stay that way for the foreseeable future. According to one pundit on the radio today, we could face restricted travel for the rest of the year, but I think they were talking about visiting other countries, not travel within the UK.
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Post by Jamie D on Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:51 am

I declared SORN on our van on 19 March and the cheque arrived on 26 March.
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Post by Jamie D on Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:52 am

I declared SORN on our van on 19 March and the cheque arrived on 26 March.
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Post by Bad Penny on Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:59 am

Yup, put a sorn on mine yesterday for the first time ever.
Habitation and vehicle serviced ready for Spain. Now nowhere to go.censored!
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:10 am

As supermarket deliveries are impossible to get around here, I intend to use the van to go and get an order from a "click and collect" slot, maybe go for SORN later.
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Post by Paulmold on Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:16 am

burlingtonboaby wrote:As supermarket deliveries are impossible to get around here, I intend to use the van to go and get an order from a "click and collect" slot, maybe go for SORN later.
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Can't even get a click and collect slot here. Only Tesco do it here, others at least 12 miles away if I could get a slot.

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Post by Paulmold on Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:05 am

Sorned on Tuesday, refund cheque arrived today (Saturday), someone's still working !

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Post by rgermain on Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:12 am

Paulmold wrote:Sorned on Tuesday, refund cheque arrived today (Saturday), someone's still working !
Yep Just done mine. smile!
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Post by Eltel on Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:20 pm

May have been asked before

Are there any implications regarding your motorhome insurance 

I am presently insured with Comfort Motorhome Insurance 

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:22 pm

Provided it is stored SORNed at your declared location, I don't see that there should be any problem. Hope so too as it is what I do every Nov-Mar period , insured with Comfort.

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Post by Eltel on Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:34 pm

Comfort have just returned my email.......

Good afternoon Mr Robinson,
 
Thank you for your email, we hope you are well.
 
If you were to SORN the vehicle, insurance cover will still remain in place as normal. There will just be no cover for road use until the vehicle is put back on the road.
 
 
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