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Hi ROG

Buying a new 4x4 and have 3 options at the moment, just wondering if you could tell me if the setups are all legal? Horse is about 500kg and if I can't put another in it's not the end of the world at all.

Option 1 (H,T)

1 - B+E
2 - 1490 = unladen/empty weight
3 - 2050 = fully loaded weight
4 - 2000= max towing weight
5 - 2340 = max trailer weight when loaded
6 - 905 = trailer weight when empty

Option 2 (M,SS)

1 - B+E
2 - 1915 = unladen/empty weight
3 - 2710 = fully loaded weight
4 - 2800 = max towing weight
5 - 2340 = max trailer weight when loaded
6 - 905 = trailer weight when empty

Option 3 (J,C)

1 - B+E
2 - 2031 = unladen/empty weight
3 - cant find anywhere for the life of me!! = fully loaded weight
4 - 3500 = max towing weight
5 - 2340 = max trailer weight when loaded
6 - 905 = trailer weight when empty

Thanks so much for keeping up with this thread and sharing your knowledge - much appreciated!!
 
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ROG

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Hi ROG

Buying a new 4x4 and have 3 options at the moment, just wondering if you could tell me if the setups are all legal? Horse is about 500kg and if I can't put another in it's not the end of the world at all.

Option 1 (H,T)

1 - B+E
2 - 1490 = unladen/empty weight
3 - 2050 = fully loaded weight
4 - 2000= max towing weight
5 - 2340 = max trailer weight when loaded
6 - 905 = trailer weight when empty

Option 2 (M,SS)

1 - B+E
2 - 1915 = unladen/empty weight
3 - 2710 = fully loaded weight
4 - 2800 = max towing weight
5 - 2340 = max trailer weight when loaded
6 - 905 = trailer weight when empty

Option 3 (J,C)

1 - B+E
2 - 2031 = unladen/empty weight
3 - cant find anywhere for the life of me!! = fully loaded weight
4 - 3500 = max towing weight
5 - 2340 = max trailer weight when loaded
6 - 905 = trailer weight when empty

Thanks so much for keeping up with this thread and sharing your knowledge - much appreciated!!
Option 1 = max trailer load 1095
Option 2 = max trailer load 1435
Option 3 = max trailer load 1435
 
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1. B
2. 1765kg (this is kerbweight/unladen right?)
3. 4188kg (not too sure about this hard to find this info on the internet)
4. 2100kg (Capacity)
5. 1905kg (HB505)
6. 905kg

Think I have this right. Its a friends car which is the Ford Kuga 2.0 5 door titanium 2010 model.
 

ROG

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1. B
2. 1765kg (this is kerbweight/unladen right?)
3. 4188kg (not too sure about this hard to find this info on the internet)
4. 2100kg (Capacity)
5. 1905kg (HB505)
6. 905kg

Think I have this right. Its a friends car which is the Ford Kuga 2.0 5 door titanium 2010 model.
More likely to be about 2100 for number 3

If number 3 is 2100 then the trailer would need down plating via contact with IW to 1400 which would leave a max trailer load of 495kg

If number 3 is 2200 then the trailer would need down plating via contact with IW to 1300 which would leave a max trailer load of 395kg
 

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1) B
2) 1612
3) 2100
4) 1500
5) 2600
6) 865

I would only be towing a small pony

Thank you :)
GVW is 2100 so the max MAM for a trailer on a B licence is 1400 so 2600 is 1200 too much but if you can get it down plated by the trailer manufacturer to 1400 then that will leave a max of 535 for the trailer load
 
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