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Message posted by ROG. on 19/9/2013 at 2:27pm
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Some drivers are getting a little confused after the changes on 19/01/2013 so perhaps this might help to clarify a couple of things ....

 

For ALL those towing with a B licence no matter when they got it ....

The EXTRA rule for B licence towing is ...

The vehicle GVW added to the trailer MAM (or MTPLM) must not toal more than 3500 kgs

The rule where the trailer MAM must not exceed vehicle kerbweight is revoked for all B licence holders but the way in which the DVLA has written that is not made clear

 

Those that pass BOTH B and B+E after 19/01/2013 are restricted to a trailer MAM or caravan MTPLM of 3500 kgs so that is likely to affect virtually nobody unless they are towing a trailer needing more than over-run brakes

 

I hope that dispels a few of the confused DVLA writings on these matters



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Message posted by treborminty on 16/5/2014 at 12:44pm
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can you help me are there any plans to change the car license for towing again. I passed my test 1987. But some one had told me that DVLA are going to remove the category for towing more than 3500 tones.

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Quote: Originally posted by treborminty on 16/5/2014
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can you help me are there any plans to change the car license for towing again. I passed my test 1987. But some one had told me that DVLA are going to remove the category for towing more than 3500 tones.



For those that have the B+E the EU have imposed a retrospective rule which states that the maximum MAM on B+E is now 3500 kgs

As those who passed B+E before 1997 also have C1+E then they are covered for trailers over 3500 MAM .... BUT as those C1+Es have a 107 code then the maximum total GVW/MAM cannot exceed 8250 kgs


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Is their a percentage they will let you go over by, I am on a license that is limited to 3.5 tonnes I ve just brought a two berth caravan and not thinking about the weight realised I would be 38kg over the 3500 limit, do you think this would be a problem, realistically its an mpv car with only two occupaints so its unlikely to reach the MAM weight

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Quote: Originally posted by Lauraloo1036 on 14/6/2014
Is their a percentage they will let you go over by, I am on a license that is limited to 3.5 tonnes I ve just brought a two berth caravan and not thinking about the weight realised I would be 38kg over the 3500 limit, do you think this would be a problem, realistically its an mpv car with only two occupaints so its unlikely to reach the MAM weight


Over by 38 means you are not driving in accordance with your licence = punishable

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Quote: Originally posted by Lauraloo1036 on 14/6/2014
Is their a percentage they will let you go over by, I am on a license that is limited to 3.5 tonnes I ve just brought a two berth caravan and not thinking about the weight realised I would be 38kg over the 3500 limit, do you think this would be a problem, realistically its an mpv car with only two occupaints so its unlikely to reach the MAM weight



Is there something in the caravan that weighs 38kg that you can 'unplug' and carry in the car? I do realise that that doesn't change the overall train weight ... but might allow you to reclassify your van to appear to fall into the right weight limit?
Also ... might be worth taking your entire rig and weighing it on a public weighbrige ... see if you really are over the 3.5K.

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