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I got my renewal notice the other day, a simple enough process until you think you might want to keep the grandad rights, I'm really unsure to do so or not, the self-build is only 3500kg, but we might not like it when we finally get to use it so go for a bigger van again.

Has anyone opted to keep the grandad rights? if so what/how did you do it?

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Don't force it, use a bigger hammer. Semper ubi, Sub ubi. 

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Not my turn yet, but if you don’t keep it and then later on decide you want it.............
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I got my renewal notice the other day, a simple enough process until you think you might want to keep the grandad rights, I'm really unsure to do so or not, the self-build is only 3500kg, but we might not like it when we finally get to use it so go for a bigger van again.

Has anyone opted to keep the grandad rights? if so what/how did you do it?


OH and I did it a few months ago Kev. - Easy peasy! The only down side is the cost.....but not too bad when you spread it over the years. 

Our GP does not do the eyesight test, so firstly it was an appointment at the opticians. - He charged OH (about £18 I think), but didn’t charge me! - No eye test, ( we had both had one recently), just a charge for filling in the form for OH!

As for the medical test, - blood pressure, a few questions, and a nice chat about our motorhome/travels! I think the cost for that was about £85. All done in 15 minutes......and that included the GP filling in the form. 


Go for it. 


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A bit early for you Lin? 😎
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A bit early for you Lin? 😎


I love you Simon.....but don’t tell Sue! 

I had to laugh when we were telling someone recently that we had just had ‘big’  birthdays. - They though we were both 60!  I think that is ‘stretching’ it a bit....especially in my case, as I don’t dye my hair, but as for ‘him indoors’ he can get away with it! 


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I got my renewal notice the other day, a simple enough process until you think you might want to keep the grandad rights, I'm really unsure to do so or not, the self-build is only 3500kg, but we might not like it when we finally get to use it so go for a bigger van again.

Has anyone opted to keep the grandad rights? if so what/how did you do it?


If you give up your C1 now you can reinstate it at any time in the future for three further years from the application date by completing the D2/D4 process.
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I've heard that reinstatement is not straight forward Ray
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I've heard that reinstatement is not straight forward Ray


Mine was last year. I gave the C1 up at 70 but decided I wanted it when I was 72. I completed the D2/D4 process and was isued with a licence for 3 years.
You never loose the entitlement you just need to complete the D2/D4 process to renew it for a further 3 years

I can only speak of my experience but it is no more difficult to get the entitlement renewed after a break as it is to retain it at 70 in the first place. If you pass the medical criteria then you will get it.
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I might give it a miss then.
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If you're not the lead dog, your view never changes.

Don't force it, use a bigger hammer. Semper ubi, Sub ubi. 

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i did mine two years ago went to an outfit called driver medical £58 including eye test.
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i did mine two years ago went to an outfit called driver medical £58 including eye test.


i remember reading your post at the time Al. I looked in to it when we did ours, but the nearest place to have it done was Bristol. By the time we would have driven there and back it would have cost us more in fuel than the extra we paid for the test at home. Kev should be luckier, as there will be somewhere closer for him if he chooses to do it with a company like yours. 

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There is currently a back log of drivers requiring the D4 medical as due to the current situation most GP's are no longer doing them plus D4Drivers, which carries out more than 5,000 D4 medicals a month at sites across the UK, has been forced to put out a national appeal to firms that have spare warehouse or office capacity after some of its clinics were forced to close down during the pandemic.
Who knows there may be a temporary extension of licences similar to the announcement of automatic MOT extensions.

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@rayc - I would hope so, but that does require a bucketful of common sense to be used higher up. 
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I'm not 70 til June 2nd so it may have changed by then.
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If you're not the lead dog, your view never changes.

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