TOWING MANOEUVERING EXERCISE

TOWING

Specific trailer restrictions

If the towing vehicle weighs 3500kg or less (Gross Vehicle Weight or GVW)

§  Length (excluding the coupling and drawbar) 7.0m

§  Width Maximum 2.55m

If the towing vehicle weighs more than 3500kg GVW

§  Length (excluding the coupling and drawbar) 12m (min 4 wheels)

§  Width Maximum 2.55m

§  Length of towing vehicle and trailer combined 18m

§  Maximum overhang of load from rear of trailer 3.05m

What's the maximum weight I can carry in my trailer?

Trailer has no brakes (Unbraked Trailer)

§  Maximum 750kg gross trailer weight or half the towing vehicle's kerb weight - whichever is less.

Trailer has brakes  (Braked Trailer)

§  Maximum 3500kg gross trailer weight

General trailer restrictions

Trailer height 

§  3.0m high or 1.7 times the wheel track (horizontal distance between centre lines of the tyre treads). This isn't a legal requirement, but is an accepted guideline.

§  If, however, the height does exceed 3.0m then a notice giving the height details must be displayed in the cab of the towing vehicle.

Other legal requirements:

§  Since 1982 all trailers, including unbraked ones, must be clearly marked with their maximum gross weight in kilograms.

§  Since January 1, 1997, all unbraked trailer plates must show the year of manufacture.

§  Department of Transport Code of Practice states that it is desirable for trailers less than 3,500kg gross vehicle to carry a manufacturer's plate clearly showing manufacturer's name and address, chassis or serial number, model number, number of axles, maximum weight per axle, nose weight or coupling, maximum gross weight and date of manufacturer.

 

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