Interesting, an advanced search on Legislation.gov.uk using title "Road Vehicles (Construction and Use)" and keywords "living vehicle" identifies no amendments containing this term. Searching instead for the term "motor caravan" does identify several amendments to the original regulations but none of which relate to part 1 of the document, so as far as I can tell, the legal definition of a living van is:
Originally Posted by wildebus
a vehicle used primarily as living accommodation by one or more persons, and which is not also used for the carriage of goods or burden which are not needed by such one or more persons for the purpose of their residence in the vehicle.
So a living van cannot be used to carry goods, whatever "goods" are supposed to be. Surely this means commercial goods, rather than personal possessions, but it must be defined somewhere.
Indeed, or a laptop even. You could easily argue that a scooter is necessary for the purpose of residence in the vehicle as you use it to do all your shopping. Where is it defined that a scooter is classed as goods and an awning is not?
Originally Posted by barryd