Towing a trailer, a question for the knowledgeable.

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  1. Florencee

    Florencee Funster

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    I will be 70 shortly having gained my full licence in 1975. I will then revert to a BE licence.
    I have a motorhome of 3500kg. Additionally, I would like to tow a trailer of less than 750kg. In articles I have read there seems to be some confusion as to whether the trailer weight is included in the 3500kg or whether it can be a 3500kg motorhome plus a trailer.

    I would be grateful if anyone could clarify this.

    Many thanks

    Florence
     
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    yes you can pull any weight trailer as long as you dont break the trainweight of the towing vehicle .
    b+e aquired before 19-1-2013 . then licences got later its only a trailer upto 3.500kg . if the tow vehicle allows .
    your ok . with the right tow vehicle and a fifth wheel it could be 11-12 ton trainweight .
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    B licence allows a trailer up to 3500kg TOTAL COMBINED weight (trailer plus vehicle), depending on your vehicles train weight it could be less.
    B+E licence allows ANY weight trailer depending on your vehicles train weight limit.

    750kg limit is for unbraked trailers only and is a maximum weight.
    Your vehicle may be plated at a lower weight for unbraked trailers, but nothing to do with licence category.

    My Chrysler has a gross weight of 2.3 tons plus a braked trailer limit of 2 tons....but an unbraked trailer limit of just 450kg
     
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  4. Florencee

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    Many thanks vwalan and pappajohn for your informative replies. Just looked at our train weight and it is 5500kgs so no problems there.

    Best wishes

    Florence
     
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