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Old 02 May 2014, 06:16   #1
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Mrs Chowder towing

Just wanted to get my thinking checked over on this.

Vehicle kerb weight 1500Kg
Trailer plated for 1100kg
Mrs Chowder got her license in 2001

So by my calcs as long as the passengers and luggage in the car weight less than 900Kg then she can legally tow because the combined weight is <3500Kg.

Am I right?
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Old 02 May 2014, 07:24   #2
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Need more information, what car is it and what maximum weight is the car allowed to tow ? Is the trailer braked ?
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Just wanted to get my thinking checked over on this.

Vehicle kerb weight 1500Kg
Trailer plated for 1100kg
Mrs Chowder got her license in 2001

So by my calcs as long as the passengers and luggage in the car weight less than 900Kg then she can legally tow because the combined weight is <3500Kg.

Am I right?
Good afternoon Mr Chowder, hope Mrs Chowder is well
This was a hot topic a short while ago I think started by Henry Feston, nearly always take the trailer test is the best option.
If you trawl back I'm shore you will find the pages and pages of comments on the subject and I think he may a similar boat to yours and took the test.
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I'm 99.9% sure that as long as the car is rated to tow 1100kg legally, there's no issue there and Mrs Chowder will be fine to tow your boat on her licence.

However, to resolve any lingering doubts, what is the car and what's it rated to tow?

BTW, kerbweight is irrelevant. Only the plated towing weight of the car is relevant.
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She tows it and you drive it?

I like your style Mr Chowder.
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BTW, kerbweight is irrelevant. Only the plated towing weight of the car is relevant.
Surely its relevant if the combined weight of the whole outfit needs to be below 3500.
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it's a minefield, but is dependant on the vehicle, just as important is the trailer rating! if it were me, n that'll never appen coz Jayne won't toe anything never mind the rib, I'd be going for the trailer test, apart from anything else it will give mrs chowder confidence
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I really just want to know if she can give me a spell once we're on the mway. And from my readying of the ugov site she's legal if the car's legal. The gross train weight of the car is 3495 which means that's what the whole rig needs to be under even with me driving it on a pre 97 licence. And since she's allowed to drive up to 3500 braked then if she's illegal then its all illegal.
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Actual weights are irrelevant. The combined maximum gross weight of the vehicle and trailer needs to be less than 3500kg, and the maximum gross weight of the trailer cannot exceed the manufacturer stated unladen weight of the vehicle.

Example:
Car unladen weight: 1200kg
Car maximum gross weight: 2000kg
Trailer maximum gross weight: 1100kg
Combined maximum gross weight = 3100kg and the trailer maximum gross weight doesn't exceed the car unladen weight = legal

It doesn't matter how you load the car or trailer as long as you don't overload either.
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