Originally Posted by Dry_Doc
WRT tachos, I was mistaken in my earlier post - If the plated weight of the combo is greater than 3.5 tonnes (which would put most 4x4 vehicles with even a small trailer over the limit!) then you fall under the EU driver's hours rules and will need a tacho fitted - but the 50km radius derogation still applies.
This only applies to good vehicles - I'm not sure whether a landy counts as commercial or private.......I suspect the former.
Actually, scratch that, it seems I was correct the first time. Even if it's a commercial vehicle, p10 of the EU drivers hours has the following exemption:
'Vehicles or combinations of vehicles with a maximum permissible mass not exceeding 7.5t used for the non-commercial carriage of goods'
This means that provided the GTW of the landy and trailer is less than 7.5t you're exempt from EU drivers rules if you're driving for private purposes. It does, however, mean that you're subject to GB rules, but these also allow exemptions for private use (p24).