Trailer regulation help

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  1. parknride

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    I thought it was necessary to pass a test to tow a trailer.
    My son is having a towbar fitted and intends to buy a trailer for his camping equipment, which will mean shared time away with grandkids, bonus. He says he doesn't need to pass a test unless the trailer is over 750kg. There seems to be conflicting information out there and obviously I don't want him to end up in trouble. Anyone please know the definitive?
     
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    Sorry I cant help with the legals on your question, but my Mr's was reading something yesterday re tow bars being retro fitted to a car had to be declared to the Insurance Co has a alteration, other wise it invalidates Insurance, I don't know the rights and wrongs on it but may be worth a look into. Pete
     
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    Thanks for that, I had read that earlier but forgot about it. Will tell him.(y)
     
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    Thanks, the info on the clears it up - looks like he's OK. Just need to get onto insurers.
     
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    Licences issued from 19 January 2013
    From 19 January 2013, drivers passing a category B (car and small vehicle) test can tow:

    • small trailers weighing no more than 750kg
    • a trailer over 750kg as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM)
    Ian
     
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    I know I should wash my mouth out with soap but there are a fair few combinations of Car/Caravan that have a MAM of under 3500kgs.
    With a 'small trailer', no problem at all.
     
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