Originally Posted by Boats&Outboards
Best thing to do if you do buy is put it on your local weigh bridge with the max kit/persons etc and see what it comes in at. If over, do the test. Still it might be worth doing the test anyway. It's really only one simple reverse and an hours driving!
As with tachograph legislation being discussed recently, it is the plated weights that are important where driving licences are concerned, not the actual weights. It is not therefore normally necessary to go to a weighbridge (see below).
The GVW of the car is shown online as 2240kg (although I would advise checking this against the actual plate on the car, as from past experience they are not always the same)
3500kg - 2240kg = 1260kg. As this figure is under the kerb weight of your car (if it was above, the kerb weight of the car would be your towing limit), this is the maximum trailer GVW you can tow on a Cat B licence.
If the current trailer GVW is above 1260kg, then it might be worth taking to a weighbridge. If the actual weight does not exceed 1260kg, then you could have the trailer down plated to this figure to allow you to tow it on your licence.
Personally I just took the towing test!