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Old 24 October 2010, 11:56   #1
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Trailer Towing Lessons / Test

can anyone recommend a good driving school to take my trailer towing test?

anyone done the test? im i going to need to drive with hands at 10 to 2 and not feed the steering wheel or is it not like that???


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Old 24 October 2010, 12:03   #2
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can anyone recommend a good driving school to take my trailer towing test?

anyone done the test? im i going to need to drive with hands at 10 to 2 and not feed the steering wheel or is it not like that???


thanks
Mate, if it's just to move your boat around to get the bits done on it you want I am more than happy to tow it for you, no probs just shout!
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When my ex looked at doing in a couple of years ago so she could tow the horse box she was told her actual driving had to be of the same standard as to pass the car test as well as passing the trailer towing bit.

Shame she never took it 'cos she was sh1t hot at reversing it!

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Old 24 October 2010, 14:17   #4
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Hi, I did mine with this guy last year:-

http://www.trailer-training-services.co.uk/

Intensive course starting 8am doing reversing, hooking up etc on an empty carpark first, followed by another couple of hours on the road, all in Bobs vehicle and with his trailer. The Test was arranged for tha afternoon - 20 minutes manouvering and then nearly an hour on the road.
Pleased to say I passed.:
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This must be one of the few benifits of being an old bugger and having taken my test before this came into force.

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Did mine last year so I could tow the larger boats/trailers.

As said above, really good course, had a day's training, then a bit before the test the next day.

Thankfully, I found the reversing bit the easy bit (as Ive maneovered trailers for years), just found the 'test standard' driving the hardest to get back into - damn bad habits

Test is basically:

At test station:
15 min (or so) reversing exercise - basically big rectangle - start in bottom right, unhitch, pull forward, reverse & rehitch, then pull forward into top right corder, then reverse trailer to bottom left corner (pretend garage) without crossing the lines marking the outside of the box - must stop rear of trailer within a 6 inch variance (i.e. wall) and be straight in 'garage' - you can have two shunts (pull forwards) during the exercise and you can only get out once to see how close you are to the 6 inch variance
Emergency stop at test station

On the road:
30-40 min driving punctuated by a couple of 'please pull in at the earliest opportunity' and a hill start.

Just remember to check the cyclist you passed is still alive after you have passed him - I kept on forgetting
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This must be one of the few benifits of being an old bugger and having taken my test before this came into force.

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Mate, if it's just to move your boat around to get the bits done on it you want I am more than happy to tow it for you, no probs just shout!
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You are not funny, I would point out you too have a trailer licence!! OLD GIT
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I have now passed my B and E with K & W Training, Essex. Did the test today in Ipswich, they have changed the test now since last summer. You no longer do an emergency breaking at 20 mph, instead you do an "independant drive" for 5 minutes or so.
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