Originally Posted by gooner-paul
Another set of newbie questions, sorry this stuff is confusing to the "un-initiated" like me, i need to understand this stuff as im considering purchasing a rib.
1.) What can i tow on a Category B?
Car is a VW Golf MK5
From the v5 document i got the following info..
-max permissible mass 1810
-mass in service 1259
So from what i understand rightly I can tow
-unbraked trailer at 620KG as its below the 750kg limit but within the towing capacity
-Braked trailer less than MAM of 1200 as (1200+1810=3010)
Or have i got this wrong?
2.)What would you say the weight of a standard 5M(ish) rib with a 50hp outboard and associated gear would be? i have no idea how much they weigh and if this would be within those limits above.
3.)Recovering with a VW golf 1.6 manual petrol, is this going to work?
1. You are correct that you can tow a trailer upto 1200kg GVW behind that vehicle on your Cat B licence, as the combined GVW of vehicle and trailer does not exceed 3500kg and 1200kg is less than the unladen weight of the car.
2. You should be able to find a 5m RIB that falls into your weight limit without any problems, but carefully check the GVW of the trailer.
3. If you are careful on your choice of slipway (ie not to steep or slippery) you should be fine.