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Old 14 January 2013, 15:37   #11
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I drive a 1.4 saxo (not the best tow vechile i know ) and the unbraked towing weight is meant to be 700kg.

I'd check that! 700kg unbraked sounds very high for a saxo.
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Old 14 January 2013, 15:50   #12
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sorry forgot about the weight!
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Old 14 January 2013, 15:54   #13
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I drive a 1.4 saxo (not the best tow vechile i know ) and the unbraked towing weight is meant to be 700kg.

I'd check that! 700kg unbraked sounds very high for a saxo.
I found that on google but ive just emailed citreon to check. Even if it is wrong i doubt itll be lower than 255kg anyway
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Old 14 January 2013, 15:57   #14
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It should also be in the cars handbook.
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Old 14 January 2013, 16:05   #15
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Luke,
I would suggest that to clear up all grey areas, you go to a police station, ask to chat to a traffic officer and highlight your dilemma.
They're there to help and if local will also advise as to local pitfalls and will be aware of you in the future. keep them on your side and they'll stay on yours.
Seriously though Luke, you could do a lot worse than hearing it from the guys that would stop you if you were doing something wrong.
And if they can't help, they will point you in the right direction.
You're already asking, so that's a big step forward rather than just not giving a **** and doing it anyway.

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Old 14 January 2013, 16:08   #16
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Luke,
I would suggest that to clear up all grey areas, you go to a police station, ask to chat to a traffic officer and highlight your dilemma.
They're there to help and if local will also advise as to local pitfalls and will be aware of you in the future. keep them on your side and they'll stay on yours.
Seriously though Luke, you could do a lot worse than hearing it from the guys that would stop you if you were doing something wrong.
And if they can't help, they will point you in the right direction.
You're already asking, so that's a big step forward rather than just not giving a **** and doing it anyway.

Hahahaha they have even less of a clue than us lot do

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Old 14 January 2013, 16:20   #17
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Indeed, but Luke's 18 and I reckon he should start with making sure for himself that he's got the hang of the law.......it may be that Luke tells the Superintendent that he's heard otherwise and a debate starts up. At least Luke will have explored the options.
It's got to be a start.........maybe I'll have a go too, just to be sure that the cops know the law on towing!!!!!!
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Old 14 January 2013, 16:30   #19
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Indeed, but Luke's 18 and I reckon he should start with making sure for himself that he's got the hang of the law.......it may be that Luke tells the Superintendent that he's heard otherwise and a debate starts up. At least Luke will have explored the options.
It's got to be a start.........maybe I'll have a go too, just to be sure that the cops know the law on towing!!!!!!
Ive asked 3 officers so far...not one of them knew for sure but didnt think it would be a problem. Didnt really want to just go on "should be fine i think" though!
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Your best asking the dvla or department of transport. Even vosa. Either that or even a driving instructor who teaches towing ?

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