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Old 29 March 2014, 17:42   #1
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Old 09 April 2014, 12:08   #2
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The requirement for the trailer to have a gross weight less than the vehicles unladen weight was scrapped when the licences change in 2013, even the DVSA admitted it made no sense and no other European countries have that requirement. Although now, new drivers since 2013 who pass B+E can not tow over 3500kg (although that is going to cause a problem for approximately nobody).
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The requirement for the trailer to have a gross weight less than the vehicles unladen weight was scrapped when the licences change in 2013, even the DVSA admitted it made no sense and no other European countries have that requirement. Although now, new drivers since 2013 who pass B+E can not tow over 3500kg (although that is going to cause a problem for approximately nobody).
I disagree, there are quite a few utility companies, etc running Land Rovers with 4000kg air braked trailers, plus things like mini artics which previously fell into the B+E licence category.
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Is this an official diagram ? Just concerned about the statement at the bottom saying the that the trailer can never be heavier than the car.

I tow a variety of big boats with a Range Rover and while the Rangie is a lard arse, its not as heavy as a 3500kg sportscruiser/trailer combination.

I guess there are quite a few of us on here in a similar position.
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Is this an official diagram ? Just concerned about the statement at the bottom saying the that the trailer can never be heavier than the car.

I tow a variety of big boats with a Range Rover and while the Rangie is a lard arse, its not as heavy as a 3500kg sportscruiser/trailer combination.

I guess there are quite a few of us on here in a similar position.
Don't worry, that statement is not correct.
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Yup, my 110 commercial weighs 1913kg (admittedly more than that, as she's heavily laden with tools), but has a towing capacity of 3500kg.
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Yup, my 110 commercial weighs 1913kg (admittedly more than that, as she's heavily laden with tools), but has a towing capacity of 3500kg.
Same as my 130 3300 kg unladen
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Cheers guys, spent the last hour searching the .gov sites to find a definative answer cos I thought my rig had become illegal overnight

With that mistake in mind, is the rest of the diagram accurate ?
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