Towing vehicle which one

spamiad

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Hi all,

I made the decision to sell my mondeo and buy a 4x4 and do my trailer test, mondeo has now been sold.

I have a 6k budget and looking for a vehicle that will tow one 15hh horse in a trailer.

6k doesn't seem get much these days.

What do you recommend?
 

ROG

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You could still tow with current B licence with one horse
Example
Skoda Octavia 4x4 GVW about 2100
Bateson Derby trailer down plated from 1700 to 1400 and 675 empty leaving 725 for the trailer load/horse
 

spamiad

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Thanks

I have looked at them they are rare as ..... at the moment for my budget
also to add, i have never towed before, the Mondeo was just our every day car, partner would have hit the roof if i had towed with it
 

spamiad

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You could still tow with current B licence with one horse
Example
Skoda Octavia 4x4 GVW about 2100
Bateson Derby trailer down plated from 1700 to 1400 and 675 empty leaving 725 for the trailer load/horse

Rog,

would this combination work with any other trailer combos ?

horse wont travel in a single and im not keen on the derby with only a rear unload option
 

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Rog,

would this combination work with any other trailer combos ?

horse wont travel in a single and im not keen on the derby with only a rear unload option
What you need to do is to see if down plating to a level which matches in with your vehicle GVW in keeping both together adding up to no more than 3500kg will leave enough load capacity in the trailer for your horse/load

Example
Car GVW 2100
Trailer down plated from 2200 to 1400
Trailer weight empty 1000
That only leaves 400 for the load/horse
 
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