Originally Posted by blueboy758
Nos, am I not getting what u are saying because it's not, as per the link ? Or are u meaning if the trailer has no plate at all !?
It's the kerbweight and it was done like this to stop tail wagging the dog and to keep the weight down. The new revisions really do bring it down.
It IS as written, but it's not an easy one to understand.
Basically if you have a cat B licence only,once the MAM of the tow vehicle exceeds 2750kg, you are restricted to a 750kg MAM trailer.
The MAM of vehicles that can be driven on a cat B licence can be up to 3500kg. As a holder of a cat B licence can tow any legal unbraked (ie MAM of up to 750kg) trailer, it gives a potential MAM of 4250kg.
This is simply because a cat B licence holder can tow any legal unbraked trailer with any vehicle they can legally drive on a cat B licence, as long as the unladen weight of the tow vehicle is more than or equal to double the MAM of the trailer. For example, you can (just) legally put a 5.4m Searider on a 750kg trailer, but you can't legally tow it with a mk 1 Fiesta as 750kg is more than half the unladen weight of the Fiesta.
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