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Old 20 November 2013, 14:07   #21
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Searched on car folio and it states kerb weight is 1942kg
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Old 20 November 2013, 14:09   #22
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Think kerb weight of Navara d40 automatic is 2600kg have strange feeling trailer has 1200 logo on it , if that is the mam of it then I will be over unless the trailer is 900kg mam or less then I'd be within the limit ?
2600kg navara +900kg trailer mam gives me the legal 3500kg mam
Forget all the weight mallarky, if you passed your test after 97 you will have to do the trailer test before owt els!!
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Old 20 November 2013, 14:17   #23
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Not really if what I've learned from this thread! I passed in 98 so know it's 3500kg
If kerb weight of navara is from 3 sites all stating 1994kg
My trailer plated at 1200kg
Then that's 3194kg
Leaves 665kg spare
Am I on right track lads ????
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Not really if what I've learned from this thread! I passed in 98 so know it's 3500kg
If kerb weight of navara is from 3 sites all stating 1994kg
My trailer plated at 1200kg
Then that's 3194kg
Leaves 665kg spare
Am I on right track lads ????
No! It is the plated Gross Weight which is important, not the Kerb Weight. The Gross Weight of your Navara will be in the 2750kg - 3500kg band so you can only tow a trailer with a Gross Weight of upto 750kg on your licence. If your trailer is plated at 1200kg, you will have to take the test.
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you dont need the mam of the car it is the kerbweight of vehicle and mam of trailer
Not correct. You firstly need to know the MAM/Gross Weight of the towing vehicle. If this is 2750kg or over (as it will be in this case) then you are limited to a trailer with a gross weight of upto 750kg. Only if the gross weight of the towing vehicle was below 2750kg do you need to know the kerb weight, as you may then be able to tow a heavier trailer provided the gross weight of towing vehicle + gross weight of trailer combined do not exceed 3500kg and the gross weight of trailer does not exceed the kerb weight of towing vehicle.
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Going to a weigh bridge will not help. It is the plated GVW of vehicle and trailer that count as far as driving licences are concerned.
You're right.Apologies- I was having a 'need to go to sleep moment'.


FWIW, if that's a 4.5m rib, it probably doesn't need a trailer with a MAM of over 750kg.

If the trailer with the boat on is below 750kg, and given that it's an older trailer and what Gramas said earlier that implied it has no legible MAM plate on it, it might be worth locking off the hitch damper, removing the brakes and riveting a '750kg' plate to it?
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Old 20 November 2013, 16:45   #27
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Would I not be found out nos? Need to check when I get home in 3 weeks, could always call hallmark up ask if they have new plate as me old one (750) fell off haha
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Jeff, I think that is a very quick negative and wrong post.

Kerbweight of vehicle + Mam of trailer under 3500kg and car is heavier that's how it rolls... I was properly checked by dvla and I have a defender.
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I want to do things right hence original post but is it defo the kerb weight and not gross weight ?
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