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profqwerty - n/a
30-Apr-08, 01:45 PM
I've come across an interesting problem where my driving license only lets me tow up to 750kg. The trailer I have weighs in at 580kg (could take off the spare tire and that's about it), allowing me 170kg for everything else.



Can anyone tell me how much I might expect a twin engined Eagle Mirage to weigh?



I'm assuming 50kg or so for the engines, leaving 120kg for the hull with fittings etc.



If necessary I could remove engines and put in car, or perhaps just tow the lot. I've had plenty of experience towing, before I weighed the trailer http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif just not cross country (higher chance of being stopped etc)



Fingers crossed dry weekend!



Toby

nickyd - n/a
30-Apr-08, 02:08 PM
Hi Toby,



Could be tight..... My 503 engine, fan, pulleys and frame etc weigh in at 53 kilo's. So you might have to allow more for your engines.



My old Eagle Sport, single 900mm duct, with skirt and the odd engine mount weighed in at 90 kilo's. The total weight of the finished craft was around 170 kilo's so I think yours will be touch and go for weight. (Although it was 7 years old with a few extra layers of glass added!)



It's your call I guess..........



Nick

sixpackpert - n/a
30-Apr-08, 03:43 PM
Go down your local scrap dealers and ask them to weigh it on the weighbridge, bung 'em a tenner, happy days. http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif

Iceman - n/a
30-Apr-08, 04:10 PM
The trailer I have weighs in at 580kg




How much????!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif



I know its probably too late for this weekend, but a lighter trailer is the best option. A reasonable single craft trailer would weigh about 100kg and losing best part of half a ton off your towing weight will seriously improve your mpg! Add up the fuel saving for a year and you'd probably pay for a new trailer!

Jonathan - n/a
30-Apr-08, 05:31 PM
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The trailer I have weighs in at 580kg




How much????!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif



I know its probably too late for this weekend, but a lighter trailer is the best option. A reasonable single craft trailer would weigh about 100kg and losing best part of half a ton off your towing weight will seriously improve your mpg! Add up the fuel saving for a year and you'd probably pay for a new trailer!






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Toby,

Where on earth did your trailer come from? I've a car thats lighter!!

Seriously, I have a single craft trailer thats about to be surplus to requirements. I built it strong (rather then breakable), but its MUCH lighter than 580kgs!!

you can have a look at it at Jakes if you like.

Jonathan

Kevin Eastwood - n/a
30-Apr-08, 05:36 PM
Can't say how much a mirage would weigh ..I would ask Ken from Eagle Hovercraft, He might have some idea..

failing that the 503's are going to be weighed this year and we have tested the scales on my Storm with a polaris 500 which tipped the scales at 154.2kg. If you ask nicely they might weight it for you!! Although the 503's will come first!

Like David (Iceman)said a lighter trailer is needed

jon_curtis - n/a
30-Apr-08, 05:44 PM
are you certain about the weight of the trailer? how did you weigh it?



why dont you fill the spare tyre with helium lol http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif



seriously tho, you have got alot to worry about, if it really is that heavy, not only do you need to do a towing test to allow you to tow, but your trailer might very well be ilegal if it has no brakes? it will certainly be unsafe if not, what car/truck/van are you towing with? what is your measured nose weight? how wide is it and how long?



and the final thing you need to look at, is the laiden weight the tyres on the trailer can take, for instance a 165x70x13 is approx 440kg each so with 2 wheels is 880kg, if you have smaller wheels this could turn into a nightmare for you.

Jamie Lewendon - n/a
30-Apr-08, 06:52 PM
Hi Toby,



The total weight of the finished craft was around 170 kilo's so I think yours will be touch and go for weight. (Although it was 7 years old with a few extra layers of glass added!)



Nick




Well I guess that explains the performance.........



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Anyway, 580kg is a serious trailer, whats it made of, iron Bridge? My ex double trailer was a caravan chassis, and I could lift(just) the back of it to move it round, so it can't have been anywhere near that much.

580lbs maybe i.e. 263kg is more plausible



Jamie

kevinf - n/a
30-Apr-08, 06:54 PM
Toby



Your license only allows you to tow a trailer of 750kg maximum allowable mass - AFAIK that means the trailer has to be plated with a MAM of 750kg or less. I'd guess that your trailer with a nett weight of 580kg probably has a gross carrying capacity well in excess of 750kg - if I were you I'd get professional advice - talk to the AA perhaps?



Kevin

profqwerty - n/a
30-Apr-08, 09:50 PM
Well, it's an ex car transported. It's been used for other large loads too, but only local (we just moved house).



Yes I'm allowed to tow up to 750kgs total. The car will be a Land Rover Defender (SWB) with a MAM (with trailer) of 3500kgs (I think!).



The trailer cap. is 2 tonnes or so, it's a leaf spring one it's that old! I weighed it today lunch time on the local weighbridge. There was a HUGE truck behind me with this tiny guy driving so it was rushed a bit, but they gave me a proper certified weight slip, so definitely 580kgs.

It's braked as well.



I built my last one and like people have said, it was light weight and large, designed for hovercrafts. Sadly that got stolen http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif .



The spare tire only weighs 5kg so not too helpful! I've looked where I can chop bits off, but it's all kind of needed to keep it from falling apart.

I guess if I get stopped I can possibly fob them off by showing them the certified slip at 580kg (it says 'Trailer' on it).



Failing that it'll be the engines in the car!

team black - n/a
30-Apr-08, 10:01 PM
You have 180Kg to play with and the claimed weight for a mirage is 182Kg

http://www.avdw32.dsl.pipex.com/mirage.htm

so if you remove the spare, you're OK

kevinf - n/a
30-Apr-08, 10:32 PM
From the National Trailer & Towing Association website:



You must hold a full driving licence to tow anything.

Most drivers who passed their test before 1 January 1997 have licence categories allowing them to drive vehicle and trailer combinations weighing up to 8.25 tonnes.

With effect from 1 January 1997 the second EC Directive on Driving Licences (91/439/EEC) came into effect, affecting new drivers passing their test after that date and HGV drivers who obtained their licence after 31 December 1991.



The net result is that new drivers will only be allowed to drive and tow the following combinations:



Vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes (category B) with a 750kg trailer (4.25 tonnes total MAM).



Category B vehicles with larger trailers i.e. > 750kg, provided that the combined MAM does not exceed 3.5 tonnes and the gross MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen weight of the towing vehicle. To be able to tow combinations outside this ruling requires the passing of an additional test.



As the gross MAM of your trailer is in excess of 2 tonnes, it does not fit either of the above combinations. To be safe I'd suggest de-rating the trailer - get it marked "750kg MAM" - Tippex stays on pretty well!



Kevin

Iceman - n/a
30-Apr-08, 10:35 PM
Hands up anyone who has been pulled over and had their trailer weights checked??



Hands up anyone who has seen the Police patrolling the roads nowadays?!!!

profqwerty - n/a
30-Apr-08, 11:02 PM
Hands up anyone who has been pulled over and had their trailer weights checked??



Hands up anyone who has seen the Police patrolling the roads nowadays?!!!






My thoughts entirely.





At the moment it's not officially marked as anything, so I'll derate it, sounds a good idea. If I marked it as 1 tonne, I know the car is about 1800kgs, so that's only 2800kgs. Well within the 3500kg limit http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jonathan - n/a
30-Apr-08, 11:19 PM
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Hands up anyone who has been pulled over and had their trailer weights checked??



Hands up anyone who has seen the Police patrolling the roads nowadays?!!!






My thoughts entirely.



At the moment it's not officially marked as anything, so I'll derate it, sounds a good idea. If I marked it as 1 tonne, I know the car is about 1800kgs, so that's only 2800kgs. Well within the 3500kg limit http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif
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No Copper is going to be worried about you towing anything, considering your tow vehicle is a Land Rover!

As long as you stay out of the 3rd lane you'll be okay. http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif



BTW. You can take an additional test that will let you tow with the Big Boys!

profqwerty - n/a
30-Apr-08, 11:31 PM
Yeah, but for 100 just for the test? no thanks.

Iceman - n/a
1-May-08, 06:45 AM
As long as you stay out of the 3rd lane you'll be okay




Oh! Is that not allowed then?!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif

peterd51 - n/a
1-May-08, 09:02 AM
Hi,



since the muppet ran off the M62 and ended up on the East Coast railway line a few years back the police have got very interested in trailers, etc.



And given that you'll be towing a hovercraft they're more likely to pull you up to have a look at it.



It's too risky...



Regards

Peter

profqwerty - n/a
1-May-08, 09:31 AM
Hmm actually I just found this (www.dvla.gov.uk/media/pdf/leaflets/inf30.pdf) document from the DVLA (pages 4 / 5)



It appears to confirm the things above, so actually I should be well within the legal limits!



so for me-

car unladen weight: 1800kg [MAM: 3500kg]

trailer weight: 800kg [MAM: 1000kg]

total weight: 2800kg [MAM: 3500kg]



Unladen car MAM > trailer MAM so all is good.



Golly it's a complicated rule http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_razz.gif

kevinf - n/a
1-May-08, 10:15 AM
Just goes to show - you should always do what your MAM says! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Jonathan - n/a
1-May-08, 11:06 AM
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As long as you stay out of the 3rd lane you'll be okay




Oh! Is that not allowed then?!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif


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Apparently not,, although:

On the way to Berlin in '06 I was in the 3rd lane at 95 http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif when blue lights came on http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif



I moved over thinking "jail? or just really BIG fine?"



No,they just shot past me at 100+ and disappeared (note to self, Foreign police cars are sneakily painted in non-reflective colours so they are harder to spot... http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif

Mind you I won't be going very fast this year... F@&#64;&#64;ing Big Box Trailer now!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif

jon_curtis - n/a
1-May-08, 11:32 AM
um toby



even tho, your trailer is within the legal weight limits you will be towing ilegally!! NO ARGUMENT!



yes i have been pulled over and checked, yes i have seen police around hear, checking and ordering drivers to a local weigh station. and yes i have been involved in two RTA'a in which someone ilegally towing a trailer has hit me, the first was an unladen trailer which over took me in the outside lane, not attached to the 4x4 that drove off into the distance it flipped out and hit my car, the second was a caravan in the outside lane, which ended up flipping down the central res on its roof and killed the driver i ended up with bits of the van on the bonnet of me car!



so from my point of view, you not taking your towing test is not clever, ok your load maybe safe, but are you gona be?

not sure what the fine is for towing over the limit without the proper license, but i bet its more than 100quid!



its not worth the risk, and to be honest i would report anyone i thought was towing unsafely given my past experiences!

profqwerty - n/a
1-May-08, 11:52 AM
Woah hold on, why would it be illeagal? Sure it's a complicated bit of highway code, but I wouldn't actually be going against anything. I've got the trailer leaflet as laid down by them here with all the bits check marked, and my certified weight slip and the car MAM tag, to prove that there's nothing I'm doing wrong.



I have been driving for many years both on road and off [my grandparents live a remote area], in large and small vehicles, with/without trailers. I am confident about being able to do this, I just wasn't sure about the legislation initially though.



Believe it or not I am a 'safe driver', especially since the car won't do more than 60mph anyway.



I have been towing this trailer behind me for the past 2 days to get back into the whole concept of it, and to shift furniture freezers etc, and up and down the A4 through wind and rain, pot holes and the like. I even went through Henley during rush hour (took about 40mins!) and no problems there.

nickyd - n/a
1-May-08, 12:01 PM
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Apparently not,, although:

On the way to Berlin in '06 I was in the 3rd lane at 95 when blue lights came on
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Towing in the fast lane at 95mph lacks a certain amount of imagination.......



I got a wobble on with the craft at 65 and thats enough to s**t you up and respect what can happen if it goes wrong.



There is a speed limit for towing for a reason!!



Safe journey all



Nick

profqwerty - n/a
1-May-08, 12:48 PM
The twin axle trailers are inherently more stable than the single axle ones at higher speeds / loads so don't wobble anywhere near as much.

nickyd - n/a
1-May-08, 01:15 PM
Max motorway speed limit for towing is still 60mph though..... http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_confused.gif

profqwerty - n/a
1-May-08, 01:21 PM
Well exactly, that trumps everything else!

Mart366 - n/a
1-May-08, 01:51 PM
60 http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_wink.gif



before take off, or once WIG takes over http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif







Mart

Jonathan - n/a
1-May-08, 02:23 PM
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Apparently not,, although:

On the way to Berlin in '06 I was in the 3rd lane at 95 when blue lights came on




Towing in the fast lane at 95mph lacks a certain amount of imagination.......



I got a wobble on with the craft at 65 and thats enough to s**t you up and respect what can happen if it goes wrong.

There is a speed limit for towing for a reason!!

Safe journey all



Nick
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I think you mean <font size="3">Commmon Sense[/COLOR] and <font color="royalblue"><font size="3">I do agree with you![/COLOR][/COLOR] http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_redface.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_redface.gif

But, to Paraphrase the Blues Brothers "it was a VERY long way to go and I had no time to do it". I only used the 3rd lane twice for short periods, It's not my standard practice!



To be Honest the Setup I was (& still will be for Jakes) using

has NEVER shown the slightest inclination to Snake/Take off/ Break or otherwise behave inappropriately (Unlike some of the other things I've towed).

jon_curtis - n/a
1-May-08, 06:04 PM
hi toby



im sure you are a safe driver, and more than capable of towing said trailer, however if you do drive it with more than 750kg weight, then surely you are doing it ilegally, and your insurance would be void!



does your insurance allow you to tow?

Mart366 - n/a
1-May-08, 06:37 PM
Toby,



I,m confused,



you say the trailer was / is a car transporter, and at todays standings weighs in at 580KG,



now i,m no expert, but i would say that the average car weight is more than 200kg, which would render any towing with a car on the trailer illegal.



what pulled the trailer originally?



I recall using a double axle trailer back in the 80,s to collect a volvo estate that had broken down. we only used a rover SD1 at the time, and it was hairy to say the least.



Are you sure you've read your weights for the towing vehicle correctly



Mart

peterd51 - n/a
1-May-08, 08:02 PM
Hi,



I'd guess that Toby passed his test before 1997 and can tow up to 8.25 Tonnes.



Regards

Peter

profqwerty - n/a
1-May-08, 09:53 PM
Nooooo. The trailer is rated up to 2 tonnes probably. It itself weighs 580kg. The previous owner was a recovery person, so could tow up to the 8.25t. I can only drive 3.5t total, with the trailer weighing LESS THAN the car. The car weighes 1.8t, leaving me up to 1.7t towability.



I have a Category B license, so any vehicle combo that fits in B I can drive:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/Caravan (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/CaravansTrailersCommercialVehicles/DG_10013073) sTrailersCommercialVehicles/DG_10013073



This is completely within the law as the government site shows.

Mart366 - n/a
1-May-08, 11:20 PM
Nooooo. The trailer is rated up to 2 tonnes probably. It itself weighs 580kg. The previous owner was a recovery person, so could tow up to the 8.25t. I can only drive 3.5t total, with the trailer weighing LESS THAN the car. The car weighes 1.8t, leaving me up to 1.7t towability.



I have a Category B license, so any vehicle combo that fits in B I can drive:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/Caravan (www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/CaravansTrailersCommercialVehicles/DG_10013073) sTrailersCommercialVehicles/DG_10013073



This is completely within the law as the government site shows.




We arn't doubting that Toby, what we are questioning is what is the plated max towing weight for the unit doing the towing?



if the car doing the towing has a 750kg max towing weight, and you put on a bare hull at 150kg that takes you to 730kg.

add engines etc, and you get very close, if not over your max plated limit.



if you get stopped and are over your max plated limit, the MOT will take a dim view, and will stop you from proceeding.





You've already stated your limited to 750KG by way of your driving licence.



Mart

mart

Jonathan - n/a
2-May-08, 12:11 AM
Toby,



I,m confused,



you say the trailer was / is a car transporter, and at todays standings weighs in at 580KG,

now i,m no expert, but i would say that the average car weight is more than 200kg, which would render any towing with a car on the trailer illegal.



what pulled the trailer originally?



I recall using a double axle trailer back in the 80,s to collect a volvo estate that had broken down. we only used a rover SD1 at the time, and it was hairy to say the least.



Are you sure you've read your weights for the towing vehicle correctly



Mart






Its perhaps interesting to note that no car** has a maximum towing weight in excess of its own weight (Just look in your own cars handbook). Thus,

<font size="3">Nearly everytime you see an ordinary car pulling another car on a car trailer It's breaking the law![/COLOR]



Yes I like many, have "Bent" this rule, and the cardinal rule (as any trucker will tell you) is to load the trailer properly otherwise no amount of axles or stabilisers will save you...



**Land Rovers Range Rovers and their ilk excepted (max Emergency towing load for my old Range Rover is 6000kgs!!)

profqwerty - n/a
2-May-08, 07:48 AM
The car is plated at 3500kg *towable load* (braked double axle trailer [what I have]) so I'm WELL within those limits!



No the license doesn't limit me to 750kg - that was a mistake on my part of not reading the rules correctly. It was brought up a few posts up that there is an 'either...or' clause in the law.



I have researched it a bit more thoroughly and this particular Defender/braked twin axle trailer + hovercraft falls within Cat B. My license covers Cat B.



Vehicles can tow above their weight, but yes, you have to use a substantial vehicle and have a *braked* trailer. The absolute limit for unbraked is 750kgs.



The nose weight for the Defender however is 75kgs, so I will have to balance it well. Luckily there is a large amount of free bed area fore/aft of the hover so I can shift it to attain a decent balance.



Hope to see you all there and we can inspect it a bit more closely (after I've actually gotten the hover working enough to get off the trailer http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif )

Kevin Eastwood - n/a
2-May-08, 09:46 AM
It is good to see someone has actually taken the time and inclination to find out what can and can't be towed legally, considering the post was initially titled " How much does an Eagle Mirage weigh?"

How many of us has actually done this? not many I bet



See you at Jakes am just about to leave myself, so will see you there mid to late afternoon depending on traffic http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif

sixpackpert - n/a
2-May-08, 09:53 AM
See you at Jakes am just about to leave myself, so will see you there mid to late afternoon depending on traffic http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif




Hmmph, some of us have to work dude!!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif

Kevin Eastwood - n/a
2-May-08, 10:04 AM
Hmmph, some of us have to work dude!!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif






Hmmph, some of us have to Play on the Internet



Edited for accruracy http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif

sixpackpert - n/a
2-May-08, 10:06 AM
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Hmmph, some of us have to work dude!!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif






Hmmph, some of us have to Play on the Internet



Edited for accuracy http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif
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Don't start snorkel boy! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif

nickyd - n/a
2-May-08, 11:28 AM
I'm working too Jon, then I got a b****y wedding tomorrow so I'm not there til Sunday http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_evil.gif



Nick

sixpackpert - n/a
2-May-08, 11:35 AM
then I got a b****y wedding tomorrow

Nick




Yours?? http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif

wayne hill - n/a
2-May-08, 12:27 PM
Won't be able to make it at all. Have got to do re-qualification in PPE (handcuffs, asp, cs spray etc) on sunday, so I can get the bad guys that tow non legal trailers!!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif



Also can't make next meeting as my wife has got me tickets to the Monaco GP. Bless her! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_cool.gif



Hopefully see you all at Rother. Fingers crossed.

sixpackpert - n/a
2-May-08, 12:30 PM
Also can't make next meeting as my wife has got me tickets to the Monaco GP. Bless her! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_cool.gif








I'll tell you what mate, I'll go to Monaco instead of you thus freeing you up to go to Charlie's. You'll find I'm generous like that http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif

jon_curtis - n/a
2-May-08, 12:51 PM
toby!



did you pass your test on or after the 1st jan 1997?

if so you cannot tow anything with a mass over 750kg irespective of the towing vehicle???? unless you do an aditional test!





http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/Caravan (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/CaravansTrailersCommercialVehicles/DG_4022564) sTrailersCommercialVehicles/DG_4022564

wayne hill - n/a
2-May-08, 12:53 PM
I'll tell you what - I'll bring you back my ticket stubs!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif

sixpackpert - n/a
2-May-08, 12:58 PM
To the point and in plain English.



http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/law/driving_licences.htm



Take the engines out and stick 'em in the Landy.



After this weekend go and invest in a lighter trailer.

wayne hill - n/a
2-May-08, 01:20 PM
hi toby



im sure you are a safe driver, and more than capable of towing said trailer, however if you do drive it with more than 750kg weight, then surely you are doing it ilegally, and your insurance would be void!



does your insurance allow you to tow?




Toby,

I have to agree with dangerman's quote about insurance.

I have pulled many towing vehicles over and thier insurance has this clause which makes the said insurance void.(Younger drivers)

I would rather you were safe than sorry!It would pay to check.

I take it that your trailer is in good working order and doesn't look in a bad state of repair.

This is the sort of thing officers look for.

If it looks bad then it usally is!



Be safe and have a great weekend. http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_cool.gif