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Old 28 September 2009, 17:27   #1
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i finally

past my trailer test last wedneday get in

i did it with B.O.B DRIVING SCHOOL in prestatyn

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Well done - and to think I have been let loose with a 40ft long trailer in the past with no bits of paper!!!

To be honest the bigger the trailer the easier it is - especially when reversing. Small single axle trailers really do have a mind of their own -= and you can't see them very well.

What does the test consist of?
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Old 28 September 2009, 17:33   #3
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u only have to do one if you have past your test after january 1997

the test involves

an s shape reverse manouver

emergency stop

unhitch and hitch

5 basic questions

and a 50 min drive around on the road
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To be honest the bigger the trailer the easier it is - especially when reversing with small simple friends who don't have a mind-= and you can't see them very well.
Try a bigger friend.
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Well done mate

I did mine with bob too. Passed first time.

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I reckon reversing ease is more down to the ratio of distance between the car's rear axle & the hitch to the trailer's axle to the hitch. I have had a box trailer that has outlived all the cars i've ever owned - behind an old style Focus Hatch it was a b@st@rd of a thing to reverse, 'coz as Cod says, it went it's own way at the slighest provocation with not enough "hitch swing" to bring it back. Now behind an estate car with a massive overhang behind the axle I can reverse it and rarely ever need to go full lock to control it.

Do you get to supply your own trailer for the test?

Congrats on the pass
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u can turn up in your own set up but i used bobs much easier
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Good one . I do reckon its a bit of overkill considering I passed my test at 17 & was let loose on my dads glider trailer ! It was long - very long about 9m all in - but at least it was narrow so if the car went through the trailer would.

I'd agree small box trailers with axles close to the rear of the car are hardest - impossible to see & quick to turn compared to longer trailers.
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Well done mate

question for you though, how much towing had you done before you did the test? Which option on the site did you go for, ie how many days did you train for?

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i towed trailers before, such as jet ski and trailer for work thinking i was under a legal weight limit but actually wasn't luckily didn't get caught, but stopped and did the test asap. as for training with bob i started with him at 8:30 in the morning my test was at 2pm but if you havn't towed too much before i would do at least 2 days with him. it would probably be best to ring him and he will advise you better he also does a deal if 2 people do it together

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