B licence you can tow alone
When learning for B+E you need L plates and a supervising driver who has held B+E for at least 3 years and is aged over 21 as well as informing the insurer
The supervising driver does not need to be insured unless they are going to drive it
That Octavia and Derby...
Yes you could tow one horse ok but on your current B licence the trailer would need to be plated at no more than 1165kg MAM
The Bateson Derby trailer is 675 empty and can be down plated to 1165 but that would leave a max trailer load of 490kg so how heavy is your horse?
Nissan X Trail Towing Capacity & Weight Limit Information 🚗
Most have a 1500 max tow limit
Need a trailer which weighs no more than 950 empty
The cheval touring one trailer is
Unladen Weight: 750kg
Gross Weight: 1600kg
750+550=1300 so well within a 1500 max tow limit
In case you need it...
Not certain but it may be possible to down plate an IW HB401/3 from 1600 to 1250 and as they are 780 empty that would leave a max trailer load of 470kg
IW charge £50
Another option may be a Cheval liberte single horse trailer
Yes there is
Bateson Derby which is 675 empty and can be down plated from 1700 to 1285 leaving a max trailer load of 610kg
Bateson charge a tenner
You contact Bateson
You remove plate and send it with a tenner to Bateson
Bateson send you new plate
You fit new plate
Metal bit drill and pop rivet...
With a GVW of 2205 on a B licence then the max trailer MAM you can tow is 1295
A Bateson Derby trailer weighs 675 empty and is plated at 1700 but can be down plated for a tenner via contact with Bateson from 1700 to 1295 leaving a max trailer load of 620kg
I need the GVW weight of the Audi to answer your query - Max authorised mass on the V5 doc or the top of the 4 weights listed on the weight plate usually hidden in a door frame or under the bonnet
It is very likely that you will need to look for a lighter trailer such as a IW 401/3 or Bateson...
I assume that will mean it is 950 empty and max MAM of 1900
It will need down plating by Bahill but I think they are no longer trading so that is a no go - unless your car has a GVW of 1600 or less and that is highly unlikely!
Options - drive under B+E rules or get another trailer where the...
I need these weights -
Empty trailer weight
Max plated weight of trailer or if none then the load ratings total of all the tyres
Max vehicle tow weight listed on V5 DVLA keepers doc
GVW of vehicle
Weight plate on vehicle usually hidden in a door frame or under bonnet which has 4...
From the internet I get that the trailer is 800kg empty and from your plate it is 2300kg MAM
Where did you get the plates from as you said you attached them ?
You will need a vehicle that can tow at least 1300kg
There are hundreds of vehicles that have at least that tow weight
IW are correct as some manufacturers have only specified thier trailers for certain MAM weights such as multiples of 100 whereas Bateson are able to do any weight
I have just come off the phone with IW and 1400 is the minimum that trailer can be down plated to unfortunately and with that info...
2140 GVW leaves you 1360 for a trailer MAM
You need to down plate trailer via a call to the manufacturer
Down plating the trailer to 1300 would leave a max trailer load of 533 for a 403 or 650 for cheval
What weight do you need to load into the trailer?
7 or 13 pin - you can get a plug in line converter for less than a tenner which means you can tow either
If poss fit 13 to car so it can then tow a 13 pin trailer using all electrics and then plug in converter to tow a 7 pin using essential electrics
In that case you can tow a max of 2000kg behind your car
Lets say you got a trailer weighing 1000 empty then that will leave you with a 1000kg that you can put inside the trailer (if trailer is plated at least 2000kg)
If got 2 x 475kg horses then that is 950 kg in the trailer so if not wanting...