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Id like to add that you can tow 750kg as that comes under the 3500kg+750kg towing category but due to the fact the mam of the towing vehicle is so high, you can't actually legally exceed the 750kg towing capacity

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8 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

Ok so dvla says yes!
Mam of 3.5 ton is not to be exceeded.
Fine to tow 1.5 ton.
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If what your saying is true then people could drive vehicles plated to 7.5 tonnes as long as they are empty and weigh less than 3500kg.

 

Licences use the weight plate numbers from vehicle & trailer.

 

They do not use real weights.

 

Real weights are used for C&U offences like over loading.

 

This is what I do for a living & you are not legal.

 

Your trailer is using 2600kg of your 3500kg allowance.

 

Even when empty.

 

You car would have to be plated to 900kg to be legal on a Cat B licence.

 

 

 

 

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Just now, Coletti said:

Id like to add that you can tow 750kg as that comes under the 3500kg+750kg towing category but due to the fact the mam of the towing vehicle is so high, you can't actually legally exceed the 750kg towing capacity

Correct every one can tow 750kg plated trailers even if the car is 3500kg.

 

As soon as the trailer is over 750kg then the max combined MAM & MLPM is 3500kg.

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MAM

 

Not weight.

 

Maximum Authorised Mass

 

ie the most it is legally allowed to be even if not actually that weight.

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If what your saying is true then people could drive vehicles plated to 7.5 tonnes as long as they are empty and weigh less than 3500kg.
 
Licences use the weight plate numbers from vehicle & trailer.
 
They do not use real weights.
 
Real weights are used for C&U offences like over loading.
 
This is what I do for a living & you are not legal.
 
Your trailer is using 2600kg of your 3500kg allowance.
 
Even when empty.
 
You car would have to be plated to 1400kg to be legal on a Cat B licence.
 
 
 
 
Slight mistake there...The towing vehicle would have to be plated to a mam of 900kg to make it legal to tow over 750kg with a 2600kg mam trailer
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If you ask the DVLA like this.

 

My car weighs 2000kg & my trailer 1500kg an I ok to tow on a cat B?

 

They will say yes.

 

If you ask.

 

My car weighs 2000kg but has a MAM of 2800kg & my trailer weighs 1500kg but has a MLPM of 2600kg can I tow it on a Cat B the answer will be no.

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