Originally Posted by Jonny2488
So you reckon you'd be OK to take a Discovery or similiar and tow the most you can behind it (3000kg ish??), which would bring the gross train weight to 5500kg ish, and that would be legal on a B+E license?
How does a B+E holder stand on the trailer weight (plated and/or actual) exceeding the weight of the towing vehicle?
The GTW is the ACTUAL weight (not plated GVW/MAM weights) that the combination can be.
You can have a trailer plated and actually weighing higher than the towing vehicle but a lot will depend on what the vehicle is designed to do
Many 4x4s now max out at 2800ish GVW but are designed to tow 3500
The general SAFETY ADVICE is to have the vehicle heavier than the trailer but in the example above this is not the case.