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Message posted by AndyJ8229/8/2015 at 7:58am
Outfit:  Elddis Avante 540     Location:  Lincolnshire
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Hi all,

Would appreciate some advice. We are looking at taking up caravanning and doing loads of research into the van we would like to purchase. I am slightly confused by what I can tow though. I'm not concerned for myself as have a C+E license although haven't towed a big rig since passing the test (long story). However we would like to share the driving and the missus doesn't have B+E.

I'm struggling to find a van with the layout we like, 4 berth with fixed double bed and a MTPLM which would be a good match.

Would appreciate it if someone could have a look over my car specs and offer some advice.

BMW 320d 2014 touring auto M Sport

Mass in Service from V5 - 1585kg

From VIN plate:
2105kg
3780kg
1 - 915kg
2 - 1230kg

I would like to try and stay as close to an 85% match if possible so if I understand correctly I would be looking at a van with an MTPLM of around 1350kg which is well within the 3780-2105 of 1675 and with a car max of 2105 comes in at 3455kg which would mean the wife can tow it on her B license.

Do I have all this correct?

We are contemplating a Bailey Orion 430 or a new Elddis Xplore 504, how would these combinations work out for a novice?

Cheers in advance

Message posted by Billy x29/8/2015 at 11:01am
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Yes your weights are correct so go ahead with your caravan of choice. Caravan Club do towing courses if you feel you need that.

Message posted by Skoda Bob29/8/2015 at 11:02am
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As long as both do not go over 3500 kg you will be ok, 7500 for you

Message posted by AndyJ8229/8/2015 at 11:17am
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Thanks for the reassurances.

Now to find a deal on a caravan and getting out and about a lot more with the kids and hounds.

Andy


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