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Old 07 March 2012, 04:12   #21
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ROG,

You might point me in the right direction. I am worried having read the max GVW of the trailer is what the towing vehicle has to be able to tow.

I am collecting a double axle trailer next week which is slightly bigger than what I need for my boat but I figured this is better than being too small. I am not worried about the licences but more about the legal points of the tow The details I have are as follows:

Vehicle Curb Weight Heaviest : 2570kg
Vehicle Trailer Load (according to specs) : 2500kg
Trailer (Super Roller Coaster 8) : GVW 3200kg

The trailer itself is 800kg with a carrying capacity of 2400kg. The boat is only a 5.5mt rib and when you make allowances for double console, engines, fuel, etc it cant be over 1000kg.

That said the most load I will draw will be 1800kg but is the GVW of 3200kg of the trailer what the requirement for the vehicle is?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07 March 2012, 04:35   #22
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ROG,

You might point me in the right direction. I am worried having read the max GVW of the trailer is what the towing vehicle has to be able to tow.
Where did you read that old MYTH?



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I am collecting a double axle trailer next week which is slightly bigger than what I need for my boat but I figured this is better than being too small. I am not worried about the licences but more about the legal points of the tow The details I have are as follows:

Vehicle Curb Weight Heaviest : 2570kg
Vehicle Trailer Load (according to specs) : 2500kg
Trailer (Super Roller Coaster 8) : GVW 3200kg

The trailer itself is 800kg with a carrying capacity of 2400kg. The boat is only a 5.5mt rib and when you make allowances for double console, engines, fuel, etc it cant be over 1000kg.

That said the most load I will draw will be 1800kg but is the GVW of 3200kg of the trailer what the requirement for the vehicle is?

Thanks in advance.
Assuming a 2500 towing capacity is listed for your vehicle and the trailer weighs 800 unladen then you can load 1700 onto it (800+1700=2500)

The fact that the trailer is capable of being 3200 has nothing to do with any of it unless Ireland has different rules to the UK
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Old 07 March 2012, 05:09   #23
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Thanks ROG. I read it somewhere but could not understand it. The rules here always follow on from the UK so I feel comfortable knowing that. Thanks for your reply.
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i've got a Ford Kuga 2.0tdci awd and as far as i can make out it has the following details:
Kuga 2.0 AWD
Gross Weight
2130 kg
Kerb Weight
1613 kg
Towing Limit (braked)
2100 kg

Avon a620 with yamaha f115 = around 850kg
what are the trailer requirements? Any help really appreciated. cheers
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i've got a Ford Kuga 2.0tdci awd and as far as i can make out it has the following details:
Kuga 2.0 AWD
Gross Weight
2130 kg
Kerb Weight
1613 kg
Towing Limit (braked)
2100 kg

Avon a620 with yamaha f115 = around 850kg
what are the trailer requirements? Any help really appreciated. cheers
For a B licence holder (no B+E)
Trailer needs to have a plated MAM of no more than 1370 kgs 1370+2130=3500 (max 3500 for B licence towing)
The difference between the unladen weight of the trailer and the plated MAM weight of the trailer needs to be at least 850

For a B+E licence holder
The difference between the unladen weight of the trailer and the plated MAM weight of the trailer needs to be at least 850
The trailer MAM can be anything up to 3500 MAM
The trailer when loaded must not exceed 2100
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thanks ROG, appreciated, so passed my driving test 40 years ago that makes it trailer plus rib no more than 2100kg?
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thanks ROG, appreciated, so passed my driving test 40 years ago that makes it trailer plus rib no more than 2100kg?
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For a B+E licence holder
The difference between the unladen weight of the trailer and the plated MAM weight of the trailer needs to be at least 850
The trailer MAM can be anything up to 3500 MAM
The trailer when loaded must not exceed 2100
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thanks ROG, glad we've got an expert on board!
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Old 17 April 2012, 07:13   #29
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Sorry for another 'will my car pull it' question but will a polo.
Kerb weight 1089kg
laden weight 1640kg
towing capacity 1090kg

pull a combo of
4.2m rib at 180kg
engine 110kg
trailor 140kg
extra 50kg

so total of 470kg

On a B licence?

many thanks

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Il find out if im in the wrong when/if I get pulled over.
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