Towing Question for ROG

kerrieberry2

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Hi ROG if you're around (or anyone else in the know)

I think I would be okay with this towing combo but I wanted to double check

Horse weighs no more than 600kg
Trailer - Ifor Williams 505 - 950kg (I believe)
Car - Peugeot 508 SW 2.0 HDI, (tows up to 1790kg)

but should I be looking at the kerb weight 1681kg

or

the gross weight 2140kg

if its the kerb weight, I am assuming I'd be okay to tow on my standard B licence? if not, I would have to do another test?
 

ROG

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Hi ROG if you're around (or anyone else in the know)

I think I would be okay with this towing combo but I wanted to double check

Horse weighs no more than 600kg
Trailer - Ifor Williams 505 - 950kg (I believe)
Car - Peugeot 508 SW 2.0 HDI, (tows up to 1790kg)

but should I be looking at the kerb weight 1681kg

or

the gross weight 2140kg

if its the kerb weight, I am assuming I'd be okay to tow on my standard B licence? if not, I would have to do another test?
There is one extra rule on top of the usual rules for the towing of a trailer over 750 kgs plated MAM (max possible weight) on a B licence and that is....

The GVW (max possible weight) of the vehicle added to the plated MAM (max possible weight) of the trailer must not total more than 3500 kgs

Licencing rules work on max possible weights not actual weights

The GVW is the top of the 4 weights on the plate in the vehicle and that plate is usually hidden under the bonnet or in a door frame
The MAM of the trailer is usually on a silver plate on the A frame

http://carleasingmadesimple.com/bus...ot/508-sw-diesel-estate/50511/technical-data/ = your car
GVW = 2140

http://www.towinghorsetrailers.co.uk/trailer/1063 = your trailer
MAM 2340

TOTAL = 4480 which is well over the 3500 max for B towing
 
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