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Old 09 August 2012, 19:00   #41
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Ah,yes I have heard of these. What price would you be talking for one of these? Are they only available directly from iveco? As for a trailer, did you have several or one adjustable one like a boat cradle on wheels? Were you able to launch and recover using this setup or is it purely transporting needing a crane or the likes to splash it?

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Old 10 August 2012, 00:41   #42
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We got our unit directly from North East Truck & Van (who carry out the conversions) for just over 30k, together with a multi purpose trailer from RM which was another 15k. It would carry just about any kind of boat. Not suitable for launching and recovery due to the air brakes, electrics, etc so crane needed each time.
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Old 10 August 2012, 03:23   #43
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I think there's a place in Wales that will put a fifth wheel on a pickup like a Navarra which would up the capacity but you would either need a launching trailer on top of the trailer or a crane as above.
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Old 10 August 2012, 09:30   #44
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You could convert a 110 Landy, for around 3500. That would only give you a max of 4000kg though.
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Thank you All for the input, much appreciated. Think I'm going to look into the mini artic.
Could anyone point me in the direction of where to find ALL legislation on towing commercially including abroad and escort vehicle and the likes?

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As far as I am aware, there in no 1 source of information covering the legislation across Europe, but there is lots of information available on the Internet and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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Old 21 August 2012, 07:37   #47
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Hiya,

I know this subject has been done to death but i'm a ludite and i just don't get the DVLA blurb so sorry in advance for the dim questions i'm about to ask.

I have a "B" licence so...

Towing car: 2003 ford focus 5dr 1.8tdci zetec, weight 1285Kg.

Does that mean that max unbraked towing weight is 624Kg (50% of weight of car)?

Secondly...

The car is listed as having a max braked towing weight of 1200Kg.

Does that mean i can drive the focus and trailer all up at 2485Kg on my licence (to my understanding i can run a rig up to 3500Kg all up)?

Am i correct or totally wrong?

Laymans answers only please as im a bit dim (and no long words too).

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50% of 1285kg is 642.5kg, so that would be your maximum on a unbraked trailer.

Assuming the GVW of your car does not exceed 2300kg, then you would be fine towing upto your 1200kg limit on your cat B licence.

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Thats mint!! thankyou
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Old 19 October 2012, 11:28   #50
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hi there dont know if you are still looking but i have a 2006 iveco daily mini artic boat transporter for sale. only done 40,000 miles 3.0l 170 bhp 6 speed, trailer is a 2009 rm mini artic trailer which can carry up to 5.5 ton or 4.5 ton on a standard linces pre 1997. i am open to offers on 26.000. its on ebay. cheers stuart
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