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Old 10 November 2005, 14:37   #21
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Oh yes they are.....
What? Exempt or clear???
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Old 10 November 2005, 14:43   #22
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What? Exempt or clear???
Clear.... Maximum weight refered to if greater than 3,500 KG.. then it's "tacho-time" Landy owners beware...

"Based upon earlier Court cases, the maximum permissible weight is calculated to be the lesser of:

The maximum permissible gross weight of the towing vehicle plus the maximum permissible gross weight of the trailer, or;

The maximum permissible towing (train) weight of the towing vehicle."
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Old 10 November 2005, 18:56   #23
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In the EU under a B licence the GTW is not more that 5500kg ie a trailer of 3500kg and a 2000kg towing jeep etc.....over 3500kg ladened weight of any vehicale and you are into tacho land.... except in the uk where you can reclass HGVs under a car licence for some bizare reason !!!!
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Old 10 November 2005, 19:06   #24
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Thanks for all the replies.

It needs to go from Scotland to Norfolk. I think the cheapest way to do it's going to be to pay a fellow student to do it for me. Failing that do it my self but it's about 1000 miles round trip
hire that transit like i said and make a weekend of it with fellow students, go on a round britain pub crawl, that way you can have fri night and sat night somewhere and make an adventure of it.......just an idea
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hire that transit like i said and make a weekend of it with fellow students, go on a round britain pub crawl, that way you can have fri night and sat night somewhere and make an adventure of it.......just an idea
Who needs a transit - my car will fit at least 9 in it, and I'm well up for it!

Just have to watch out for the constabulary though - http://www.larkclass.org/forum/forum...messageID=2181 -
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Old 11 November 2005, 03:05   #26
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In the EU under a B licence the GTW is not more that 5500kg ie a trailer of 3500kg and a 2000kg towing jeep etc.....over 3500kg ladened weight of any vehicale and you are into tacho land.... except in the uk where you can reclass HGVs under a car licence for some bizare reason !!!!
Reclassification means taking the "G" bit away in HGV (LGV). Ie they become a heavy vehicle that isn't used for carrying Goods... Large motorhomes, Horse boxes, Agri Vehicle, Show vehicle Etc... Oh and Life Boat tractor/drag units.......

This does make for some "odd" rules doesn't it?

<Edit> I've just checked the "B" bit again and in the UK "B" would not allow you to do as Tim says it's way more complicated than it needs to be. . but in his example, since your max. weight (MAM) of trailer exceeds the unladen weight of your towing vehicle you'd need "B+E".. easy ain't it????
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Old 11 November 2005, 05:42   #27
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Jimbo taking your car was going to cost about 305 according to your petrol consumption figures!!

I have now found myself a delivery person. Sorted
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Clear.... Maximum weight refered to if greater than 3,500 KG.. then it's "tacho-time" Landy owners beware...

"Based upon earlier Court cases, the maximum permissible weight is calculated to be the lesser of:

The maximum permissible gross weight of the towing vehicle plus the maximum permissible gross weight of the trailer, or;

The maximum permissible towing (train) weight of the towing vehicle."
Like I said, not that clear, but anyway. So I have a vehicle that weighs 1,000 kgs, a trailer that weighs 3,100 kgs, a maximum permissable towing weight (according to the vehicle manufacture) of 3,500 kgs (presume this means trailer weight?) Plus it's an exhibition trailer (which I understand is also exempt anyway)

Are we legal under the weight restrictions only?

I have actually had 3 different views on this. Make my day!
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Jimbo taking your car was going to cost about 305 according to your petrol consumption figures!!

I have now found myself a delivery person. Sorted

they arent listening.......haha, glad you got it sorted

they are busy debating the laws around towable weights that are very missleading and open to intepretation.....in my opinion
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they arent listening.......haha, glad you got it sorted

they are busy debating the laws around towable weights that are very missleading and open to intepretation.....in my opinion
THEY are at it AGAIN?

I thought we got rid of THEY onto Boatmad.

Anyway, the towing thing. It's perfectly clear......right?

Actually, I'm waiting for the world's foremost expert on towing to emerge as he's bound to know the answer and can explain it very clearly I'm sure.
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