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#26 Sunday 10th March 2013 16:58:12

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Re: Weight in trailers 2013

Born Saintly wrote:
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From my reading of the REAL weight it mean the trailer has to have an unladen weight of 800 kgs ??????

I read it the same 800kg trailer + 600kg of sand, min 1400kg total. Luckily my car lease is up in July


Looking at the other REAL weights for LGVs etc then I have now realised that it does mean minimum actual weight including the sand or water

that means if a trailer had an unladen weight of 400 and be loaded with 600 sand then it would have an actual/real weight of 1000 which would be 200 over the 800 minimum

What is the unladen weight of an average trailer used for B+E ?


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#27 Sunday 10th March 2013 17:40:29

Born Saintly
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Re: Weight in trailers 2013

Thats good then, No need for a new trailer.
Don't know about an average but mine is about 400kg unladen.

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#28 Sunday 10th March 2013 20:15:35

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Re: Weight in trailers 2013

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What is the unladen weight of an average trailer used for B+E ?

I spoke to the DSA the day before they announced it, the guy was finalizing the new rules for publication. He said that they were assuming the average trailer to be 200kg unladen.

Mine is 320kg unladen.


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#29 Friday 10th May 2013 16:35:26

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Re: Weight in trailers 2013

My B+E trainer told me about this today. I'm hoping to get test passed in June so won't affect me.

The current requirement is for the trailer to be a box trailer of at least as wide and tall as the towing vehicle and with a minimum GVW of 1000kg although it must be unladen for the test.

The trailer he uses is 500kg unladen and 1500kg GVW so a payload capacity of 1000kg.

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#30 Friday 10th May 2013 20:11:51

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Re: Weight in trailers 2013

dog wrote:

My B+E trainer told me about this today. I'm hoping to get test passed in June so won't affect me.

The current requirement is for the trailer to be a box trailer of at least as wide and tall as the towing vehicle and with a minimum GVW of 1000kg although it must be unladen for the test.

The trailer he uses is 500kg unladen and 1500kg GVW so a payload capacity of 1000kg.

If the trailer was weighted with the 600 kgs of sand then it would have an actual weight of 1100 kgs which in turn makes it less bouncy


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#31 Sunday 18th August 2013 18:30:21

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Re: Weight in trailers 2013

Just a note with regards to carrying weight for a driving test - this has now been put back till Nov 2013 - let's see what happens from there.

John smile


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#32 Friday 23rd August 2013 20:32:45

dog
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Probably to give all the B+E instructors more time to save up for a new vehicle lol

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#33 Thursday 14th January 2016 15:33:21

inkyh
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Re: Weight in trailers 2013

Sounds correct to me!
I believe that blank trailer weight plates are available from
www.vin-plate.co.uk

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