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Paul Baillie replied to Tom Beevor's discussion Van with 2.7t towing capacity
"Police used to be useless. I worked at a Mercedes dealership and they used to ring us about towing regulations.
The people to ask are Vosa, or whatever they are called now. They are the ones that would pull you so they are the boys to worry about :)"
3 hours ago
Tom Beevor replied to Tom Beevor's discussion Van with 2.7t towing capacity
"My understanding is that you must not tow a trailer plated to a weight above that which your vehicle is plated to do so, that is what I'll be sticking with."
3 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Tom Beevor's discussion Van with 2.7t towing capacity
"It's also stupid because of your own driving license is different depending when you passed your test

My GTW is 3010KG (truck)plus 2600KG towing making just over 5.6T"
3 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Tom Beevor's discussion Van with 2.7t towing capacity
"I'm sure your wrong on the plates matching as I looked into this very carefully last year.
I needed a 4.5m trailer but can only tow 2.6t.
The weight was not the issue it was space I needed not to tow masses of weight.
Brian James and ifor both came…"
3 hours ago
Paul Baillie replied to Tom Beevor's discussion Van with 2.7t towing capacity
"If you're towing a 3t trailer that's only loaded to 1t, you still have 'the intention to carry' 3t.
The towing vehicle needs to be rated to match the trailer.
You only need a tacho if the vehicle is traveling more than 50kms (I think) from your base…"
3 hours ago
Robert posted a blog post
I am looking to start my own buisness I full time as a head gardener and don't own a van and have to hire a van most weekends. And I need to know how to incorporate this into my quotes. I also need to know how to charge for waste removel and the sam…
3 hours ago
James Brett replied to Tom Beevor's discussion Van with 2.7t towing capacity
"They are that indeed

From what I remember from my driving instructor.

It's MAM of towing vehicle - GTW

As you could fill an empty van after picking up a loaded 3.5t trailer

Which could send you over the GTW...

But my understanding might be wr…"
3 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Tom Beevor's discussion Van with 2.7t towing capacity
"I'm not sure about all that tbh.
Some is wrong as you only need tachometer if you going a certain distance from base(50km rings a bell)
The rules are far too complicated for thier own good!"
3 hours ago
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Morning folks,I spent a couple of weeks reading through the various topics and advice threads on this finally built the courage to ask you guys for some well needed advice ! I'll give you some background to myself so you can advise better .I'm a police officer of 10 years. After several circumstances and changes to the force it's just not for me at all ( most people say are you mad leaving that to do gardening) but honestly working shifts, not seeing my kids for a week or 2 , pay cuts, longer…

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