Driving Test C1+E ( to remove 107)

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  1. Larrynwin

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    I'm going to do it at my young age. To enable me on my C1+E pre 1997 licence to tow a trailer above 750kg I can take a practical only test which if I pass will remove the 107 code from my licence and ensure I tow legally.
    Training cost is £125 + vat per half day, don't know cost of test yet.
    Assessment run next week :thumb:
     
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    Good Luck with the test:thumb:
    But what a load of clap trap, we old uns have been pulling tons in trailers for years and need a test
    All of a sudden those born 20 years later have a built in skill and dont need a test
    Bulls**t at its best:Doh:
     
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    I want to do the same thing it time, so question, local or national firm, if the later may I ask who?

    I tryed ringing various local places to me (Brum) and not one had a clue about requirments etc:Doh:

    Good luck:thumb:
     
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    Geo have a look at the last couple of posts on RVOC ' this licence , weight etc ' between Olley and me.

    It still looks like I'm OK as I am. ??
    but I will do my assessment run anyway, the mind boggles

    Larry
     
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    I would do it anyway! At least you have the peace of mind, and for that fee seems worthwhile- especially when the fines are £1000 per ton!

    Good luck with it, and let us know how you get on!
     
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    I contacted a local firm re training and test.
     
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    Thanks, as I am happy with 7500kg gvw but just want to increase trailer weight this is the cheapest simplest route.
    BUT is it necessary ?? :Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    As I say, I would do it! - If you were stopped by VOSA and they deemed your trailer to be over 750kg, then you will get and butt whipping! 750kg equates to a small box trailer - which would hardly be good for towing behind an RV! Would be fine going forwards, but reversing something you can't see isn't easy! lol!

    Just to add - the cheaper way would be a smaller tow vehicle! A 5.5t RV would give you a towing capacity of 2.75t. This would not exceed the grandfather restricted tow weight of 8.25.

    The new test allows drivers that take the C1E to have unrestricted access giving a train weight of 12t - which would give the extra trailer weight.
     
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    Had a look, I like Olleys interpretation
    What does he charge to represent you in court:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
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    Thanks Geo

    What I am doing in the meantime is getting my Brian James trailer re plated from 1400kg to 1125kg mam . This will with the trailer kerbweight of 300kg plus the toad kerbweight of 800kg + a bit of fuel, keeps me under the 8250kg gtw with the RV gvw of 7121kg, until I pass my test, as I prefer to use my A Frame. BOGGLE :Eeek:

    Larry
     
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    I have been doing some sums, and with your current outfit you will be able to tow a smart car, on a smart car trailer, and stay legal! Smart tow do a trailer, and that with a smart will leave 79kg spare!
     
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    Yes thats right but we have preferred the Peugeot 107 as it has 4 seats and more space and when at home is a good 2nd car. As it stands we can stay within the law with re plating our present trailer which will do until I pass my test

    Thanks Larry
     
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    If you pick up a smart car trailer (which it will fit on) you will have a measley 4kg spare! So you would be legal!
     
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    I already have a Brian James Micro Max trailer which is sold for Smart Cars, and with this and my 107 can operate legally.
     
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    As long as the BJ trailer is 300kg - then yes. The smart tow one was an ultra light, so not sure if it is lighter? Have a check! If so, then you will be under maximum train weight, taking the vehicles weight and remainder allowance into consideration.

    You just have to be VERY sure of what load you put on the RV, and do not exceed you max load of 7121kg
     
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    Normally run at 7000kg all up so no problem
     
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    Larry when you pass the test you want to show em whats for
    Get a tow bar on the toad,
    then A frame it with your trailor on the back:thumb:
     
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    Lets have a CONVOY :Rofl1:
     
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    Excuse my ignorance,but what doe's the 107 code mean on your licence??
     
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    It means you have restrictions on trailor towing see previous post above
    can be found in columb 12 on the plastic bit
     
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