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Old Feb 9th, 2018, 00:09   #31
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Default V5 Typo!

Just reading this thread and looked to compare my old Kia Sedona with my shiny XC90.

Found typo on Kia V5 - Max Permissible mass 27382 !!!!!

Do I need a different licence? lol
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Old Feb 9th, 2018, 22:57   #32
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I have noticed many errors on V5s in the past Volvos described as Fords, wrong engine size etc.

Always check a new one to make sure it is correct.
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Old Jun 25th, 2018, 15:30   #33
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Interesting reading.

I towed a 4 berth caravan from Birmingham to near Villedieu- Les- Poeles, in Normandy with my 1986 740GLE in 2003 and didn't even realise I shouldn't of as I passed my test in 1999!!

Thankfully it went very well.

I think it's a bit of a ridiculous rule as presume even if I wanted to use a builders trailer can't as need B+E?


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Interesting reading...........
I think it's a bit of a ridiculous rule as presume even if I wanted to use a builders trailer can't as need B+E?

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If you passed your car driving licence after 1/1/1997 you can still tow a trailer up to 750kg MAM as long as your car is less than 3500kg MAM. You can tow a heavier trailer than 750 kg so long as combined MAM of car and trailer is less than 3500kg.
See https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car
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Old Jun 25th, 2018, 19:50   #35
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You need to pass a LGV test with a +E to cover you for B+E
This.
Just get yourself a C+E licence (Class 1 HGV in "old money") - and you can drive anything - problem sorted

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