Originally Posted by TIM
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????