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Old 21 January 2012, 15:18   #11
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Cheers, best look at doing my test...
The upside of that is, once passed, it will last for as long as you retain the B licence - so generally for life

Not bad for a one off financial commitment of around £650 all in for a first time pass
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Old 21 January 2012, 15:22   #12
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True, what gets me is that I can tow a smaller trailer without a license yet need a test for a larger one?
Still I need to get it done regardless.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 21 January 2012, 15:25   #13
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True, what gets me is that I can tow a smaller trailer without a license yet need a test for a larger one?
Still I need to get it done regardless.

Thanks for the help.
You're welcome

Getting the right vehicle and trailer for B licence towing can be a bind but is easily possible
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Old 05 February 2012, 17:55   #14
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Trailer towing:- B and B+E licence rules explained

I have extensive knowledge on this issue and already have a trailer towing clinic HERE

Trailers over 3500 kgs plated MAM weight come under different rules which is why all the trailers towed by B class vehicles , those of 3.5 tonnes and under, are not plated at more than 3500 kgs or 3.5 tonnes MAM
That is not correct. I used to own a mini artic, which was a B class (3500kg GVW, 8700kg GTW) vehicle towing a trailer with a MAM of 6700kg. It came under the B + E licence category.
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Old 06 February 2012, 03:10   #15
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That is not correct. I used to own a mini artic, which was a B class (3500kg GVW, 8700kg GTW) vehicle towing a trailer with a MAM of 6700kg. It came under the B + E licence category.
Trailers for Articulated set ups come under different rules in regards to their contruction requirements

As they differ greatly from the standard type of towing trailer and are quite rare in the UK it did not seem worth mentioning
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Old 06 February 2012, 08:33   #16
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I am a little scared to ask , but when does a B vehicle become a C vehicle ?

Is it some random bit of paper issued by the DVLA that can mean a landy can be either depending on the time of day and state of tide/colour it has been painted ? ( sarcasm there) .

I have both BE & C1E as I'm ahem 'older', but just wondering ?
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I am a little scared to ask , but when does a B vehicle become a C vehicle ?
When the MAM of the vehicle itself is over 3500kg.
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Old 24 February 2012, 05:01   #18
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Dear forum,
I'm and B+E licence holder from Sweden. Can anyone with some certainty tell me if I still get go to the UK and collect my newly purchased Rib and to it to the ferry? Considered that the trailer is legal and the car is legal together w the trailer?

I'm a bit confused so mant thanks in advance for any clarification.

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Dear forum,
I'm and B+E licence holder from Sweden. Can anyone with some certainty tell me if I still get go to the UK and collect my newly purchased Rib and to it to the ferry? Considered that the trailer is legal and the car is legal together w the trailer?

I'm a bit confused so mant thanks in advance for any clarification.

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Perfectly legal
as a Swedish EU member you have the same driving rights as a UK EU member in regards to driving laws
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the b + e is to tow up 3.5 on a cable braked trailer that is rated to 3.5 ton. If you have air breaks and the towing vehicle has a mam of less than 3.5 you can tow what ever weight the trailer / car / cab are plated to.
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