HI I have an 814d Vario but it is a panel van conversion NOT a horsebox. there is no reqiorement to put a cut through the bulkhead for reclassification. but some concerns the box (horsebox bit) are usually constructed quite strongly (and Heavy) . mine has a 3.8 tonne payload, your horsebox has probably lost most of that, before you even start your conversion. remember that everything that is built as part of the van conversion becomes part of the MIRO weight whats left is you MTPCW (maximum permissiable weight).Good morning all - what a great forum for swapping info and ideas!
We as a family of 4 have just taken the plunge and bought an old Meceds 814 horsebox for conversion into a camper. It all looks straightforward until you start getting into the detail so I have a few questions and if anyone has the knowledge that would be a great help. We are looking at composite GRP insulated panels on the sides and roof but they are expensive, although will cut out and chance of condensation rot and give a decent structure in which to build.. but are there any alternatives? Also do I need a cut-through to the cab for the change of use to motorhome from horsebox - this might prove difficult as it is a tilt cab version. If VOSA (or whoever they are now) will not accept a conversion without a cut-through, what will they register it as and will this make any difference?
Many thanks for any advice