What can you legally tow?

B Code Drivers Licence

  • A braked; or un-braked trailer, or caravan, with a maximum GVM of 750 kg.
  • If the trailer or caravan is braked, you can tow with the maximum allowable tare weight of the towing vehicle.
  • If the trailer or caravan is un-braked you can tow only up to 50% of the maximum allowable tare weight of the towing vehicle.

EB Code Drivers Licence

  • A braked trailer or caravan, with a maximum GVM of 3500 kg
  • An un-braked trailer, or caravan, with a maximum GVM of 750 kg
  • If the trailer or caravan is braked, you can tow with the maximum allowable tare weight of the towing vehicle.
  • If the trailer or caravan is un-braked you can tow only up to 50% of the maximum allowable tare weight of the towing vehicle.

Note:

Some vehicle manufacturers may specify a lower or higher towing capacity. But the law says that a car may only tow up to its tare weight providing the trailer or caravan has a normal overrun braking system. The vehicle can tow more than its tare weight if the caravan or trailer has an additional braking system (vacuum or electric brakes)

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