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Old 14 December 2005, 07:54   #1
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Hi guys, what is the maximum weight and size I can tow behind my landy on my basic driving license (licensed before the seperate towing license was required).

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This seems to be a good guide, but it sure isn't simple.
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DVLA:

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/drivers/dl_towing_trailers.htm

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/drivers/vehicle_cat_desc.htm
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http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/law/driving_licences.htm

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If you have an older licence it is 3500kgs braked - 750kgs unbraked.

As to length read the links - so many differences it'sstupid. For example some people quite legally tow gliders in trailers 20m long!!!

http://www.shirenewton.co.uk/html/tr...ec%20sheet.htm
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Thanks guys

3,500 seems like the answer and is just within what I need to tow.

Thanks for your help

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....and don't forget the requirement for a tachograph, at that weight, if it's in connection with your business..
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....and don't forget the requirement for a tachograph, at that weight, if it's in connection with your business..
The lady who manages Poole Boat Park was stopped by the police recently whilst towing a Fletcher 19 Sportscruiser, big roundabout at the start of the Wessex Way for those who know the area. There's a weighbridge there!

She was towing with a SWB diesel Shogun, and was found to be 250kg over GTW. Being a girl they let her off with just a stern talking to, but said this to her.... "I hope you are going to say yes to this next question, does this boat belong to you?" Luckily, she knew about the requirments for a tacho and replied "yes" to the question, so they let her go on her way.
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For example some people quite legally tow gliders in trailers 20m long!!!
Not legally at 20m without a Police escort.

My son tows his University rowing club boats & checked with the Police Abnormal Load Unit who told him the trailer & load was 8" over the legal limit & the '8s' are 62' long.
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A twist on landrover towing weights!

Can anyone shed any light on the maximum weight a series 3 landrover can tow? Modern vehicles are relatively straight forward (all right they're not but it does make sense after several hours of investigation) but I cannot find any data on older vehicles. I'm looking at an ex MOD series landrover to tow my trailer (2800kg gross in this instance) as the cost of hiring a tow vehicle every time I want to move it is getting silly.
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