Ireland has the lowest rate of Motorhome Road Tax in Europe at €102. The cost of keeping a motorhome on the road is very economical with comprehensive insurance at equally great value rates.
When taxing your brand new motorhome for the very first time, DO NOT TAX IT ONLINE unless you want to pay way over the odds (the online system does not have a dropdown option for motor caravan. Therefore, if you select the the engine size of the motorhome and submit, this could cost you up to €750). It is very important that you physically go into your nearest Motortax office with your RF100, motorhome insurance details and the appropriate fee of €102. You don't need your van with you, but just mentions to the administrator that you are taxing a Motor Caravan, you will also indicate Motor Caravan on the form when filling in your application. Just in case you are wondering how to get your hands on the RF100, you will receive one from your Irish motorhome dealer upon purchase. Thankfully, once your motorhome is registered correctly for the first time, you can process your motorhome tax online from here on in.
To avail of comprehensive campervan insurance you must be between 25 and 75 years of age with a full clean driver’s licence with no accidents or claims over the past 5 years. Check with your insurance broker regarding specific cover, particular to your needs if necessary. Dolmen, Stuart, and O'Donovan Insurances are three well established insurance agents in Ireland each of whom has a motorhome specific policy available:
Butterly Business Park, Unit 39, Kilmore Rd, Dublin 5 +353 (0)1 867 2121
Chapel Row, Killaloe, Co. Clare +353 (0)61 376103
Stuart Insurances Ltd.
17-21 Temple Rd, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland Phone:+353-(0)1-2881779