Originally Posted by Downhilldai
This bit doesn't:
Ie unladen car is 1500 and trailer is 1000 = 3500 total.
Right, lets try again, i knew it wouldnt.
A "B" licence allows for a driver to use a car up to 3500 KG's.
It also allows a trailer to be towed up to a max 750 KG's.
Therefore this has a combined weight of 4250 KG's and is allowed.
I think we can all get that bit, but here comes the confusing part
If your car weighs (unladen) 2500 KG's. You can tow a trailer of 1000 KG's on your "B" Licence as the total weight = 3500 Kg's.
Or if you car weighs 1500 KG's, you can two a trailer of 1450 KG's. Giving a total weight of 2950 KG's.
Basically if your trailer is over 750 KG's then you can tow it on your "B" licence provided your the trailer does not weigh more than the unladen car weight (the weight in your car manual) and does not go over 3500 Kg's combined trailer and car together.
It a very confusing bit of traffic law. but the way to look at it is,
"is my trailer heavy than the car", if it is you can not tow it.
If it isnt heavier but combining the trailer and car together is over 3500 kg's, you still cant tow it.
If the trailer isnt heavier than the car and they both come intogether at less than 3500 kg's its fine.
Try looking on the DVLA website link, although that confused me even more.
Hope this has helped somewhat in explaining it.......
DVLA LINK = http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...es/DG_10013073