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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neal_g Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 20 at 1:44pm
Bit more complicated the actual towing rules post 1/1/97
Maximum weight of 3500kg now thats gross weight of car fully laden not the minimum kerb weight single axle unbraked trailers,
And also the weight being towed shouldnt exceed more than 75% of the cars weight. Double stackers with nig boats and kit quickly add up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 20 at 3:36pm
MAM (max authorised mass) is the relevant weight. Unbraked trailers must have a MAM of 750kg or less and can be towed by pretty much anything that is approved for towing (not all vehicles are but TBH, if it ain't you won't be able buy a tow bar for it anyway). Once you get into the realms of braked trailers then it gets more complex but, in a nutshell, the MAM of the car plus the MAM of the trailer must total no more than 3500kg. 


* The above relates to people who passed their driving test on or after 01/01/1997. If you passed your test before 01/01/1997 you can tow larger trailers without passing an additional B1+E test, details here https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 20 at 3:49pm
Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by zeon


IGRF But it is a none issue and you knew the right answer but couldnt be bothered to check so you could tell  him the true state of affairs. Instead you posted boll@@ks on here. The knowledge is one click away for anyone with half a brain .  Cry


So it turns out, but some of us aren't totally welded to our keyboards 24/7 Fat & Naked and I didn't happen to have googling when he told me all that and why would I even be interested I've towed ever since. So it turns out to be a technicality that insiders happen to know, like lots of things insiders know and are hopeless about when encouraging newcomers and anyway if I didn't post bollox all you morons would still be doing other than running around screaming and waving your hands in the air, would be posting about covid19, whilst shutting down all your places of recreation, despite the fact that there's probably not a case of the virus within 30 mile radius, like here...


Ď some of us arenít totally welded to our keyboards 24/7 Ď says the biggest keyboard warrior on y&y lol .
Stay safe and remember to keep following the nhs advice for the over 70s  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ttc546 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 20 at 4:31pm
Originally posted by iGRF

, despite the fact that there's probably not a case of the virus within 30 mile radius, like here...


You are so wrong matey. Look up on the virus map of your area.
For Gods Sake, Wake Up.  Shocked

Hope you and your family stay safe. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NicolaJayne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 20 at 2:12am
Originally posted by tink

In iGRFs defence I have had someone tell me the same thing and if you pasted after a certain date when you renew they donít put the towing code on the licence


Wrong ! 

although  when people turn 70 they lose C1 and D1 unless they provide  proof of meeting the medical standards
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Post Options Post Options   Quote patj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 20 at 12:31pm
Originally posted by NicolaJayne

Originally posted by tink

In iGRFs defence I have had someone tell me the same thing and if you pasted after a certain date when you renew they donít put the towing code on the licence


Wrong ! 

although  when people turn 70 they lose C1 and D1 unless they provide  proof of meeting the medical standards

You can still tow dinghies after 70.
When you reach 70 and get a new licence you can still tow up to 3.5 tonnes total on the ordinary licence and to keep the extra categories, assuming you actually had them in the first place, you get a medical which is cheaper from the online private sector (£50) than your NHS doctor (£75). 

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