Motor caravans

  • About your vehicle and the test it needs

    ​If you own a motor caravan, you'll need a Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness test to renew your CRW.

    • Motor caravans that weigh 3,500 kg or less need an LCV (light commercial vehicle) test.
    • And motor caravans that weigh more than 3,500 kg need an HCV (heavy commercial vehicles) test.

    Even if you don't use your motor caravan commercially, even if it's taxed privately, your motor caravan still needs a Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness test, not an NCT.

     

    Remember! - The person presenting the vehicle for its test is now required to produce Presenter I.D. in the form of a valid Driving Licence or Passport at the test centre.

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  • How to book your test

    ​When your motor caravan test is due

    Depending on how old your motor caravan is, this is when you’ll need to get it tested, whether it’s a HCV test or a LCV test:
    ​Age of motor caravan ​How often it must be tested
    ​0-3 years ​No test required
    ​4-9 years ​Every 2 years
    ​10 plus years ​Annually

    How to book your test

    There are 140 CVRT centres that test LCVs and 98 CVRT centres that test HCVs in Ireland. But you can book and manage your LCV or HCV tests online. Here’s how:
    1. First, register for My CVRT, our online system - all you’ll need is your vehicle registration number and the first date of registration.
    2. Then, enter your vehicle details. You can enter as many vehicles as you need to.
    3. Then, schedule your test
    4. Make a payment for the test, which will go directly to the test centre (this is optional and you can pay at the test centre if you wish)
    5. You’re all set, and we’ll confirm all your details.
    Remember! - The person presenting the vehicle for its test is now required to produce Presenter I.D. in the form of a valid Driving Licence or Passport at the test centre.

     

    We accept VISA and Mastercard. Please note, we do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards

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  • CRW and once you pass your test

    If your vehicle passes its test, the test centre will give you a pass statement. Then you’ll receive your CRW. in the post. The CRW will go to the registered owner of the vehicle. This certificate is proof that a vehicle met a set of basic safety requirements on the day it passed its test. Only components that are visible and accessible can be assessed at the CVRT. A CRW should not be regarded as a warranty as regards the condition of the vehicle.

    Remember! - The person presenting the vehicle for its test is now required to produce Presenter I.D. in the form of a valid Driving Licence or Passport at the test centre - failure to do so could result in delays in the CRW being issued.

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  • Test Fees

     

    ​Vehicle Type ​Fee
    ​Motor caravans with two axles ​Test fee including CRW = €76.86 plus VAT @ 23%
    ​Motor caravans with three or more axles ​Test fee including CRW = €94.58 plus VAT @ 23%

     

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  • If you fail your test

    ​If your vehicle fails, you'll need to repeat the test. You must book the re-test with the Test Centre who ran the first test.

    Cost & procedure of a retest

    If you return for the re-test within 21 days and your vehicle has travelled fewer than 4,000 kilometres since it was tested:
    • the vehicle does not have to repeat the full test; rather, it is tested only on the failure points from the first test.
    • it costs 50% of the full test, but only if it involves the use of a test lane. A visual-only re-test is free.
    Remember! - The person presenting the vehicle for its test is now required to produce Presenter I.D. in the form of a valid Driving Licence or Passport at the test centre.
     

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  • The test process and preparing for your test

    The Test process
    Customers present the vehicle at the chosen CVRT Test centre. The presenter of the vehicle is now required to produce Presenter ID in the form of a valid drivers licence or passport. Failure to do so could result in a delay in the issuing of a Certificate of Roadworthiness.
     
    Tests take between 45 and 120 minutes depending on the type of vehicle being tested and the number of axles. Only components that are visible and accessible are assessed when a vehicle is undergoing the CVRT
     
    Following the test, the centre issues either a pass or fail report. If the vehicle passes, the Certificate of Roadworthiness is automatically posted to the registered owner of the vehicle. This certificate is proof that a vehicle met a set of basic safety requirements on the day it passed its test. Only components that are visible and accessible can be assessed at the CVRT. A CRW should therefore not be regarded as a warranty as regards the condition of the vehicle.
    If a vehicle fails and returns for testing within 21 days and has travelled fewer than 4,000km since it was tested, the vehicle does not have to repeat the full test. Rather, it is tested only on the failure points from the first test.

    The certificate of roadworthiness should be displayed on the vehicle. It is a condition of taxing a vehicle over one year old that it has a valid CRW.

    Preparing for your CVR Test

    Please prepare for the test by ensuring that:
    1. You check your vehicle engine for oil and water and ensure the windscreen washer is topped with water.
    2. Seats and cargo area are clear of personal belongings such as tool kits and that the cargo area are accessible to complete certain parts of the test.
    3. The vehicle is reasonably clean (especially the under body).
    4. Wheel hubcaps are removed (in particular where it is not physically possible to otherwise check the wheel nuts) and the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure.
    5. The engine is in a fit state to be tested e.g. Timing belt/chain has been replaced in line with your manufacturer`s guidance. You may be asked to sign a disclaimer at your chosen test centre.
    6. You check that the safety belts/ buckles are visible and working correctly. In the case of buses and other passenger vehicles you should make sure that you check belts and buckles for all passenger seats.
    7. Your registration plates are clean and comply with current regulations.
    8. The person who brings the vehicle for inspection brings identification with them in the form of a driving license or passport as failure to provide the required identification will result in the vehicle not being issued a pass statement and CRW should the vehicle pass the test.
    9. Your vehicles temperature gauge is showing as “normal” prior to arriving at the test centre for inspection.
     
    Other Items:
    • Although the amount of required paper documents has reduced in recent times, don't forget that in some cases you may still be required to bring documentation, such as modification reports if your vehicle has been modified or Seat Belt Declaration Forms (as may be required for passenger vehicles) Top Tip!: Did you know you can now upload scanned versions of documents via your online account at cvrt.ie
    • You should ensure you remove any valuables/personal belongings from the vehicle prior to the CVR test
    • You should make sure you bring your test fee (See full listing of test fees) as you are required to pay in advance of your test.
    • To ensure you don't miss your appointment, we recommend that you plan to arrive and ‘check in’ at your chosen CVR test centre 10 minutes before your allotted test time.
    If the above items are not taken care of, you are increasing the likelihood of your vehicle failing the test, or indeed, of your CVR testing centre being unable to test your vehicle resulting in you having to make a return visit.
     
    Remember! - The person presenting the vehicle for its test is now required to produce Presenter I.D. in the form of a valid Driving Licence or Passport at the test centre.
     

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