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via mobile 10/2/2024 at 11:27am
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Hi all,
Will my grandfather rights automatically carry over when I have to renew my license at 70, I understand I have to renew every 3 years but wondering if I have to inform DVLA that I want to carry on towing, at this time my outfit is under 3.5t but I might be changing the caravan in future and donít want to be limited if I see a heavier van.
Thanks in advance
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When I renewed my licence at 70 my new licence still showed my entitlement to tow, but I know others where it had been removed.

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via mobile 10/2/2024 at 1:08pm
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If you only intend to tow caravan or drive motorhome no heavier than 3500 you don't need to have a medical to retain Group C on license. All you need to do is renew and you will have Group B+E covering your towing needs. I have done this for over 10 years now which will cover car plus caravan weight up to 8250 kg. having passed before 1Jan 1997

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via mobile 10/2/2024 at 1:58pm
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Thanks for the replies Bernie & Birdman Iím not 70 until April 2025 so ok for now but just checking in case I have to fill any extra forms in, glad to know I will keep my group B+E after I renew next year that way if I do change the caravan Iím not worried about weights ( Iím same as you Birdman passed my test well before 1/1/97 and started towing in1976) funny how we never bothered about weights back then started with a Rover 2000 P6 pulling a 1972 Thompson Glenelg
Thanks again Graham


via mobile 10/2/2024 at 2:06pm
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Yes passed test 1960 started towing in 1972 sprite Alpine had about a dozen larger vans since but now finished up with a new dealer special Alpine gone full circle to seeing towing days out

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via mobile 10/2/2024 at 2:16pm
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Hehe full circle indeed you started with alpine and finished up with an alpine hope I donít have to end my towing journey with the Glenelg ( can you still get gas mantles) donít fancy a fortnight of pumping cold water with the foot pump and clearing condensation from inside the glass winded 😂😂


10/2/2024 at 2:38pm
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When you renew use the government website https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70 You can renew up to 90 days early and it is free If you need to renew with a photo I would recommend using the post office service.

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Quote: Originally posted by gray871 on 10/2/2024
Hehe full circle indeed you started with alpine and finished up with an alpine hope I donít have to end my towing journey with the Glenelg ( can you still get gas mantles) donít fancy a fortnight of pumping cold water with the foot pump and clearing condensation from inside the glass winded 😂😂



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via mobile 10/2/2024 at 5:49pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Flat at on 10/2/2024
When you renew use the government website https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70 You can renew up to 90 days early and it is free If you need to renew with a photo I would recommend using the post office service.


Yes that is very important. Make sure you use the .gov website for your renewal. There is the usual gang out there who will offer to do your renewal (probably on a similar looking website) but they will charge you a fee for what is really a free service. So easy to do that even I managed it. Your new licence usually arrives in just a few days.


10/2/2024 at 7:11pm
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Don't forget you have to renew every 3 years from 70 on. I kept my photo from when I was 70 in 2019 and used one of the other copies for the 73 years old renewal.

Still got the motorbike licence. Hmmmm...


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Quote: Originally posted by navver on 10/2/2024
Don't forget you have to renew every 3 years from 70 on. I kept my photo from when I was 70 in 2019 and used one of the other copies for the 73 years old renewal.

Still got the motorbike licence. Hmmmm...



Same age as me then Navver. I've still got my BE licence but not my DE, as I didn't renew that in 2021. That one is annual.


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via mobile 10/2/2024 at 9:52pm
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Thanks all for the replies, I know to use the government website as I renew my Uncle & Aunties licences every three years and have seen the sites that renew for A fee
Graham

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via mobile 11/2/2024 at 11:12am
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You keep B+E which covers outfit to 8250 kg.If you want to retain C1 which is vehicles up to 7500kg and some minibuses you need the medical forms.
I didn't bother as if we do go to a motorhome it wouldn't be over 3500kg.
I used my passport for the photo as its on file.Just put the details on the form.
My renewal,is due this November as I will be 73 . I have a new passport so will use that for the photo.

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Quote: Originally posted by navver on 10/2/2024
Don't forget you have to renew every 3 years from 70 on. I kept my photo from when I was 70 in 2019 and used one of the other copies for the 73 years old renewal.

Still got the motorbike licence. Hmmmm...



The photo doesn't need to be renewed every 3 years, my photo isn't due for renewal until 2029, oh and yes I am over 70.

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Just renewed for OH who will soon be 76. Was not asked for a recent photo. Very quick online.



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