Horsebox Costs?

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Hello everyone,
Probably a vary varied answer question but how much does a 3.5 and a 7.5 ton horsebox cost to insure, tax, maintain, plate etc. annually in this part of the country?

I'm leaning towards getting a 3.5 as they're more expensive to buy (we're getting a second hand one) but cheaper to maintain as I've read elsewhere.

Thank you
 

Lady Jane

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My 7.5t: Ins £350 (includes roadside rescue), tax £165, plate varies depends what needs doing but usually circa £600. Its fairly old (2001) so low value and have been lucky with servicing costs. You don't say where you live - I'm Beds/Herts border. I'm lucky that I bought the lorry with a friend in 2012 and we share the costs.
 
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My 7.5t: Ins £350 (includes roadside rescue), tax £165, plate varies depends what needs doing but usually circa £600. Its fairly old (2001) so low value and have been lucky with servicing costs. You don't say where you live - I'm Beds/Herts border. I'm lucky that I bought the lorry with a friend in 2012 and we share the costs.
Thank you, I'm Central Bedfordshire
 

Squeak

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My 7.5t: Ins £350 (includes roadside rescue), tax £165, plate varies depends what needs doing but usually circa £600. Its fairly old (2001) so low value and have been lucky with servicing costs. You don't say where you live - I'm Beds/Herts border. I'm lucky that I bought the lorry with a friend in 2012 and we share the costs.
I'm fairly similar to this for my 3.5t but the tax is 290. I always thought that the tax for a 7.5t would be higher than the 3.5t, how odd.

I usually allow about 600 for servicing and MOT as well.
 

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Someone told me that people are getting rid of their 7.5 ton boxes because a tax was coming in so you have to pay each time you take them on the road. I had a Google and I think it may be the congestion tax which only applies to certain areas at the moment. However if you do have to drive through one of those areas the charge is very high for a 7.5t, the places I looked at varied from £60 to £100 per day. I didn't look at costs for a 3.5t but it might be worth researching.

Of course it might be a different tax altogether so I stand to be corrected if anyone know more.
 

Lady Jane

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I'm fairly similar to this for my 3.5t but the tax is 290. I always thought that the tax for a 7.5t would be higher than the 3.5t, how odd.

I usually allow about 600 for servicing and MOT as well.
Re tax, that does seem strange. Its taxed as a 'Private HGV' which is what is stated on the log book
 

Lady Jane

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@Squeak The vehicle tax rates:
Light goods vehicles (TC39)
Registered on or after 1 March 2001 and not over 3,500kg revenue weight (also known as maximum or gross vehicle weight).

Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment 6 months by Direct Debit £290£290£304.50£159.50£152.25
 
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