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New & Used Motorhomes Under 3,500kg for Sale

If you’re looking for a motorhome that can be driven on a standard driving licence, then browse our range of motorhomes under 3,500kg here. At Don Amott, we know that despite wanting a lighter and easier vehicle to drive, you don’t want to compromise on functionality. Arrange a visit today to view our range of motorhomes under 3,500kg.

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Reasons to buy a motorhome under 3,500kg

Motorhomes under 3500kg offer a unique combination of convenience and accessibility, appealing to a broad demographic of road travellers. These sub-3500kg vehicles can be driven on a standard car licence in many places, making them a practical option for those who wish to avoid the additional licences required for heavier models.

About motorhomes under 3,500kg

Despite their lighter weight, manufacturers have become adept at crafting these motorhomes to be surprisingly spacious and well-equipped, with cleverly designed interiors that feature comfortable living spaces, compact but functional kitchenettes, and cosy sleeping quarters. Often more fuel-efficient and easier to handle than their heavier counterparts, they allow for smoother transitions from motorways to winding country roads, ensuring a less intimidating experience for drivers.

These motorhomes come in a range of layouts and styles, from compact van conversions to larger coachbuilt models. This variety ensures there is a motorhome to suit different needs, whether it’s for solo travellers, couples, or families. Despite their smaller size, these motorhomes can be surprisingly well-equipped. Many come with comfortable sleeping areas, compact kitchens, and washroom facilities, along with heating, hot water, and entertainment systems. Being smaller in size, these motorhomes are often easier to park in standard parking spaces and can be more easily stored at home or in storage facilities. Generally, motorhomes under 3,500kg are more fuel-efficient than their heavier counterparts. This can lead to cost savings on longer trips and is more environmentally friendly.

For enthusiasts looking to combine the ease of driving with the comfort of a home on the road, motorhomes under 3,500kg are the perfect choice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorhomes Under 3500kg

Many travel enthusiasts are now specifically searching for motorhomes under 3,500kg so that they don’t have to gain any additional driving qualifications. Luckily, motorhome manufacturers around the world are providing a wide choice of motorhomes under 3.5 tonnes, and we have some of the best brands in our forecourt.

Vehicles such as the Bailey Adamo, Auto-Trail F-Line and Swift Voyager are proving to be particularly popular in sub-3500kg category.

In the UK, if you have a standard Category B driving licence, you are legally allowed to drive a motorhome that has a Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) of up to 3,500kg (or 3.5 tonnes). This includes the weight of the motorhome itself plus any passengers, fuel, water, and personal belongings.

Most standard driving licences in the UK (Category B) permit driving of vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM. This covers a wide range of motorhomes, particularly the more compact and medium-sized models, making them accessible to the majority of drivers.

If you passed your driving test before 1 January 1997, you automatically received Category C1 entitlement, allowing you to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes. However, if you passed your test after this date and wish to drive a motorhome heavier than 3,500kg, you would need to take an additional test to add Category C1 entitlement to your licence.

It’s always important to be aware of the weight of the motorhome you intend to drive and ensure it falls within the legal limits of your driving licence. Additionally, consider the size and handling characteristics of larger motorhomes if you are used to driving smaller vehicles.