Originally Posted by boristhebold
Im worried now, I didn't know there was a test, does that mean that ive been towing my boat ilegally ? Im confused. When I bought my 7.5M Cobra I towed it through the new forest and through Burley...that was quite a test avoiding tourists, horses, donkeys, even pigs !
All depends on your licence, when you passed your test and how much your trailer weighs.
See this from the DVLA site, its what i had to go on.
A "B" licence allows for a driver to use a car up to 3500 KG's.
It also allows a trailer to be towed up to a max 750 KG's.
Therefore this has a combined weight of 4250 KG's and is allowed.
If your car weighs (unladen) 2500 KG's. You can tow a trailer of 1000 KG's on your "B" Licence as the total weight = 3500 Kg's.
Or if you car weighs 1500 KG's, you can tow a trailer of 1450 KG's. Giving a total weight of 2950 KG's.
It think this bit is probably what will refer to your set up.
If your trailer is over 750 KG's then you can tow it on your "B" licence provided your the trailer does not weigh more than the unladen car weight (the weight in your car manual) and does NOT go over 3500 Kg's combined trailer and car together.
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Hope it helps