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1 minute ago, Justme said:

Out of date as in its from VOSA who have not existed for about 4 years & that the info when this was made was almost a secret as so few people knew about it. It is now publicly known & on the Gov website advice pages.

But the information in it is still relevant ?

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14 minutes ago, scraggs said:

But the information in it is still relevant ?

Yes if you call a memo an official source of information.

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On 27/09/2018 at 14:28, eggsarascal said:

I thought it went a what the trailer was capable of carrying, not what it's actually carrying. I stand to be corrected mind.

Thats what I thought.

 

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42 minutes ago, Alycidon said:

Thats what I thought.

 

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Only for licences.

 

Two offences two different laws re how they are enforced.

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On 27/09/2018 at 10:39, Treewolf said:

It is not an offence provided that the gross weight of trailer and load does not exceed 1800kg, and the overall gross train weight does not exceed the gross train weight allowed for the vehicle.

I said it in the very first reply!

 

It doesn't matter what the pated weight of the trailer is, provided that the actual weight doesn't exceed the maximum allowable towed weight for the vehicle.

 

Nearly 7 pages of red herrings and piffle later we still have the same conclusion.

 

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"Where the sum of the maximum plated weights of the towing vehicle and of the trailer added together exceed the plated GCW of the towing vehicle, this is not a problem as long as the ‘actual’ weights of the vehicle and trailer (which may not be fully laden at the time) do not exceed the plated GCW."

"Justme" - thank you for also talking sense!

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On 28/09/2018 at 17:45, Justme said:

You are confusing your self and the laws in play.

 

Did you have a B or a BE licence?

Really? I have a B and B+E licence. But it was 2004. Can I get my fines back and the extra cost of insurance as a result of the endorsements. 

 

The trailer was plated at 2000Kg but laden weighed less than 750Kg. Didn't matter. The Officer said it was what I could tow, not what I was towing.

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7 minutes ago, EdwardC said:

Really? I have a B and B+E licence. But it was 2004. Can I get my fines back and the extra cost of insurance as a result of the endorsements. 

 

The trailer was plated at 2000Kg but laden weighed less than 750Kg. Didn't matter. The Officer said it was what I could tow, not what I was towing.

The application of the regs changed around then. Whilst the law was the same the legal interpretation was different than it is now. That's how the Ifor William memo came about.

 

Lots if farmers got nicked with the then new pickups that had lower tow limits.

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