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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 00:09   #11
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Sorry i did not make myself clear,
She pasted her test pre 97 and myself post 97, however she fears driving on motorways, let alone drive a 4 tonne volvo + hobby etc. Yet she is legally allowed to!!!
Whereas I would not mind driving a twin axle hobby etc (more stable than single vans btw) but cannot due to my passing test post 97.

Which I fear will cripple the caravan industry when it finally realizes what is happening as the weight of cars and vans increases. younger family likes our with three kids will have a limited number of smaller vans ti choose from.

Rant over!!!!

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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 10:20   #12
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Just have to take the test then be all legal to drive the bigger stuff.

The question is how many people out there drive trailers/caravans on a daily basis and are either ignorant to the rules or just don't realise they are not covered to do so?

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Old Mar 16th, 2012, 23:59   #13
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anyone done the B+E training. How hard was it?

I have towed a caravan before so should not be too hard, just the manovering is a bit tricky.
Perhaps I should do 7.5T then I would be covered for B+E!!
Just brought a hobby 560 which weighs in at 1600 MITLM weight which is more than the V70 kerb weight.
As far as I can see I cannot drive it light and be within Law.
Please correct me but I need B+E

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Just brought a hobby 560 which weighs in at 1600 MITLM weight which is more than the V70 kerb weight.
As far as I can see I cannot drive it light and be within Law.
Please correct me but I need B+E

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Attempt to tow a caravan of that weight with a V70 and you will be breaking the law regardless of which licence you hold.
At the very least your insurance will be invalid and, because it contradicts all the guidelines, it is likely that the police would be interested as well.
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Old Mar 17th, 2012, 19:42   #15
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Got a phone call from the seller this morning to say the ex boyfriend had towed it way during the night!
So that is that. will now be looking for a van which is 1400kg or light to match v70 kerb weight of 1485kg. Need 6 berth you see.
Anyone got one less that 3k??????
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Just remember its the MAM all up weights that counts, which the v70 is poor on, better an S60 or a v50, where the mam is nearer 2000 leaving 1500 mam of the caravan.

Now have caravan sorted after several false starts avondale dart 556.

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Hi,

Just to update the OP, there is more info on the caravan club site:
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Attempt to tow a caravan of that weight with a V70 and you will be breaking the law regardless of which licence you hold.
Excluding the licence, what law or laws would that be ?
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Sorry - this was already answered - oops

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Perhaps I should do 7.5T then I would be covered for B+E!!
You need to pass a LGV test with a +E to cover you for B+E
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