Originally Posted by Nick Hearne
I still think the max weight trailer you can tow will be 3.5 tonnes unless you have air brakes fitted to the trailer!
Doesn't have to be air brakes, it can be electric too. As long as it's not mechanical overrun.
If your pickup has a max gross weight of over 3500kg then you need category C1 on your licence to drive it (after 1997 you need to do an extra test for this). Also to tow over 750kg with it you need category C1+E (before 1997 you already have this, but it limits you to 8125kg gross train weight), again an extra test. With C1+E you can drive a vehicle up to 7500kg max gross weight, and a trailer over 750kg with a max train weight of 12000kg.