Don’t you get it as standard, I’ve got more categories that I know what to do with?
Post 2005 (iirc), this is not a given.
I even enlightened the police and examiners in Perth when presenting for a D1 and D1E test, having already had ‘grandfather rights’. Examiners did not realise that to now sit alongside a Learner in D1/D1E you have to be tested, and three years experience – not just grandfather rights.
There is a code somewhere that tells you if it is a tested or granted right on your license.Posted 3 years agodemonracerMember
Have a look on your vin plate for the max gross weight of the vehicle and also the max train weight, take gross weight from train weight and this will give the maximum brakes trailer weight. If you passed your test after 1997 then you will need to do a B+E test if the gross weight of your navara and gross weight of the caravan exceed 3500kg.Posted 3 years ago
kerb weight will be 2032. The gross Vehicle weight(ie fully loaded) will be 3000.
your gross train weight must be under 3500 and the trailer cannot exceed the weight of your vehicle.
why do you want a C1 licence for a navara and caravan – it wouldnt help.
you surely want a B1+E
so you have 1.5 tonnes of caravan you can tow IF your navara is empty – with no one in it……Posted 3 years agoeddSubscriber
Assuming that the caravan has a MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass) of over 750kg, which most will, you will need a B+E license as stated above.
EDIT: Scrap that, it looks like “You can also tow heavier trailers if the total weight of vehicle and trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg.”
EDIT 2: “A caravan over 750kg MAM as long as the combined weight of the car and caravan is less than 3500kg Gross Train Weight (GTW) and the MAM of the caravan is less than the unladen weight of the car.” So not only does the whole shebang have to weigh less than 3,500kg but also the MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass) of the trailer has to be less than the unladen weight of the car.Posted 3 years agodemonracerMember
I believe if stopped the police take the gross weight on your vin plate and trailer plate, add them together and if over 3500kg then you get 3 points plus a fine. Unfortunately I learnt this the hard way, when towing my competition car with a Nissan Terrano a few years ago.Posted 3 years ago
That is actually a very good point.
esp with trailers on the new post 97 – even if you have a tiny trailer incapible of carrying more than 750 kg or a home made trailer and its not plated at 750 max load , you can be had if you are only on a provision c1 + e ( ie you have not sat trailer test)
I believe rules have changed again recently with regard trailer if you passed test recently but not clued on them at all as it doesnt effect me.Posted 3 years agospooky_b329Member
If you are towing anything more than a tiny caravan in a large vehicle like a Navara you will need B+E. Go down to a mid size hatchback/estate and you can normally tow a medium size van once you’ve done the sums.
A C1 wouldn’t give you anymore towing entitlement than the B you already hold, C1+E would be needed to tow a huge over width Hobby style caravan as they can only be towed behind vehicles that are over 3.5t.Posted 3 years ago
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