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Old 01 January 2012, 09:31   #11
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Are you running your trailer at full capacity? How about replating it to 1450kg?

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Old 01 January 2012, 10:44   #12
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i had considered it John but given i'm still young at 31 (i think!) and i have a lot of boating days ahead of me hopefully it is easier long term just to do this test and move on.

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Old 06 January 2012, 19:01   #13
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i did the test back in March, i had 2hours of tuition which was the instructor walking me through every step in the test. The reversing part was easy (helped by launching on awkward slipways), on road part was as expected, but the uncoupling and recoupling part was very useful and their method would have tripped me up had i not had the tuition before.

Im not sure exactly how much it cost, was a Crimbo pressie, but was around the 200 - 250 mark.

I was in a similar situation before i took the test, probably could have legally argued i was within the limits but thought its better to be safe than sorry.

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Old 22 January 2012, 03:21   #14
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The general all in price for a first time pass on a B+E test is about 650
Not bad really for a one off financial outlay which will last for as long as the B licence stays valid - generally for life

Learning the correct way to do the test reverse, the un/couple and the procedures that the DSA want to see on the road driver takes the time

If you have a friend who knows what the DSA want and will assist you as well as having your own set up which conforms to the DSA test vehicle/trailer rules for B+E then you could book your own test and save money
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Old 22 January 2012, 14:11   #15
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i'll be sitting the test at end of feb by looks of it.

cost is about 480 all in for a half day tuition and then the test.

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Old 22 January 2012, 14:56   #16
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i'll be sitting the test at end of feb by looks of it.

cost is about 480 all in for a half day tuition and then the test.

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Old 22 January 2012, 15:06   #17
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i'll be sitting the test at end of feb by looks of it.

cost is about 480 all in for a half day tuition and then the test.

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Someone is ripping you off

Things are cheaper as you go north - here in the midlands for 650 all-in the B+E is 2 x half days training of 4 hours each plus 1 hour prior to test on day 3

Not much more in London
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Down here (Plymouth) is 395 for 5 hour training + Test. That's including test fee. Before you can book you have to take a 2 hour assessment so the trainer can advise how much/little learning you require. That's 70.

So 480 seems fair to me

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Peter who's that with if I my ask, struggling to find anyone here in Salisbury for my son to take it with !!
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Peter who's that with if I my ask, struggling to find anyone here in Salisbury for my son to take it with !!
Try this guy. KT Truckers in Devizes. Assuming he's still going, he's not very far from you, though the test will be in Swindon.

I took both my HGV tests with him many moons ago when he worked for another company. An excellent instructor.
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