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Hampshire B+E trailer category

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:39 am
by Samir02392
Hello im looking for someone preferably in the Portsmouth area that does the b+e training.. Im hoping to get it so I can get a boat and trailer.

Cheers,

Samir

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:44 pm
by hammyloz
here you go buddy i hope this link helps you out

http://www.stevedavisadi.co.uk/B+E.htm

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:17 pm
by Samir02392
Thanks :) It looks like I wont need one, im planning on hooking up a small fishing boat with a trailer onto a estate car.

If I read correctly the boat and trailer cannot weigh more than the car and both the boat, trailer and car cannot weight more than 3.5 tonnes combined.. I think I got that in a breath lol :D

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:59 pm
by hammyloz
also when did you pass your driving test as im sure you would have what is known as grandad rights if it was a while ago

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:54 pm
by Samir02392
Oh no im not on grandad rights I have been driving since 2005. Im only looking for small boat to fish off so im assuming wont need the B+E ;)

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:38 am
by Dorsetfly
If you passed your test after 1997 I think everybody needs a special licence to pull any kind of trailer. Or was it that you couldn't drive anything over 3.5 tonnes. Might be both actually, brains addled these days.

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:17 pm
by eccles
You need to really check your weights mate. My neighbour bought a boat hoping his estate car would be adequate to tow it up the slipway but he soon found out differently to his embarrassment. He has now got a Chelsea tractor of some sort with a bit more guts in it to pull his boat in.

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:35 pm
by flattiefanatic
I think you will be fine.

Your full car licence allows your to tow a trailer (unbraked) with a load up to 750kg (inc. trailer weight). It is also possible to tow more than 750kg so long as:

1. The combined weight of the car and trailer doesn't exceed 3.5 tonnes.

and

2. The weight of the trailer doesn't exceed the towing limit of the car.

Legally if a trailer can take more than 750kg, it will have some form of brakes fitted normally over-run brakes, I think. If the trailer doesn't have brakes of any sort, you should be ok.

If in doubt, find out about the weight limits of the trailer and car.(copied from license inquiries)

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:32 pm
by rabbi2
Spot on Flattie mate. A lot of caravan owners unfortunately are braking the law without even realising it
Cheers
keith :D