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Old 19 November 2013, 18:45   #1
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Am i legal??

Want to make sure I'm legal for next year so need the complication of towing answered.
I own a nissan navara d40 and only have the b1 cat on my lisense , I don't know weight of my rib but hoping that you folk can maybe give rough idea what maybe could be , I know it ain't accurate tho, need weigh bridge for that.
What would I be able to pull etc
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Old 19 November 2013, 20:16   #2
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Possibly not legal. Get to a weighbridge.
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Old 20 November 2013, 03:17   #3
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Want to make sure I'm legal for next year so need the complication of towing answered.
I own a nissan navara d40 and only have the b1 cat on my lisense , I don't know weight of my rib but hoping that you folk can maybe give rough idea what maybe could be , I know it ain't accurate tho, need weigh bridge for that.
What would I be able to pull etc
Pic of rib to give idea
If you only have Cat B1 on your licence, then you are not legal to drive your Navara even without a trailer, as this is for quads. I presume your have Cat B? If so as the Navara falls into the category of vehicles with a GVW of 2750kg - 3500kg, the maximum trailer you can tow is 750kg. The weight of your RIB will definitely be above this (you can check by looking at the plate on the side of your trailer, as it is plated weights not actual weights that count), so you will need to take your B+E test.
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Possibly not legal. Get to a weighbridge.
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.
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Old 20 November 2013, 03:50   #5
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If you only have Cat B1 on your licence, then you are not legal to drive your Navara even without a trailer, as this is for quads. I presume your have Cat B? If so as the Navara falls into the category of vehicles with a GVW of 2750kg - 3500kg, the maximum trailer you can tow is 750kg. The weight of your RIB will definitely be above this (you can check by looking at the plate on the side of your trailer, as it is plated weights not actual weights that count), so you will need to take your B+E test.
I thought with having b & b1 I am allowed as can drive upto 3500kg
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I have cat b and cat b1
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Cat b1 is for quadbikes and trikes etc so doesn't come into it.

On a cat b your maximum towing weight is 750kg with that vehicle. Have a look at the plate on the trailer, if its over this then you will need to do your trailer test.
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Old 20 November 2013, 04:36   #8
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So if the combined weight of the nav & rib/trailer is no more than 4250kg would I be ok?
Thought the nav was about 2600kg so would leave me 1650kg for trailer n rib??
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If you passed your test after January 1, 1997 and before the January 19, 2013 you are able to drive a vehicle that weighs up to 3,500kg towing a trailer of up to 750kg, bringing total weight allowed to 4,250kg. You may also tow a trailer over 750kg as long as the weight of the trailer is no more than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle, up to a combined weight of 3,500kg
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So you need to take the test, its not difficult and won't cost the earth.

The ironic thing is if you had a smaller car (that was still rated to carry the trailer rating) you'd be legal, although I'd argue perhaps not as safe, as the towing car would be under more strain than the Nav truck would be.

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