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    My nephew passed his test some 18 months ago and recently mentioned that he would like to be able to tow a caravan.

    Firstly, he falls into the new law of passing the driving test after January 1997, therefore have restrictions on what weights he can tow. I have been reading up on this but would like someone to clarify my information.

    His car is a Vectra CDTi 150, so within the laws of towing he his allowed a total mass 0f 3.5 ton, presuming the to car is capable of towing the said van.

    I'm assuming the weight of the vectra is 1425kg, therefore can tow a caravan upto 90% of the car towing weight.

    Can someone advise/clarify my points on this issue.


    Many thanks.

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    i would check his licence i dont think he would be able to tow a caravan . as for the weight the 3500 is for the total outfit car caravan pass and luggage the rule is normally 85 % of the car weight

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    Do you not have to inform the insurance company as well?

    No sure on the towing weights but you need to talk him out of towing a caravan its just not nice for other road users lol

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    I would recommend just sitting the test. Its not as easy as you think towing a caravan. The extra experience will do him the world of good

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    Just found this info (my thinking was correct)

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...es/DG_10013073

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJS View Post
    My nephew passed his test some 18 months ago and recently mentioned that he would like to be able to tow a caravan.

    Firstly, he falls into the new law of passing the driving test after January 1997, therefore have restrictions on what weights he can tow. I have been reading up on this but would like someone to clarify my information.

    His car is a Vectra CDTi 150, so within the laws of towing he his allowed a total mass 0f 3.5 ton, presuming the to car is capable of towing the said van.

    I'm assuming the weight of the vectra is 1425kg, therefore can tow a caravan upto 90% of the car towing weight.

    Can someone advise/clarify my points on this issue.


    Many thanks.

    He can tow a Van upto 1425 if that is the unladen weight for the car.

    Believe me i've read up this quite a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_wave_rider View Post
    Do you not have to inform the insurance company as well?

    No sure on the towing weights but you need to talk him out of towing a caravan its just not nice for other road users lol
    All the insurance need to know is that there are modifications to the car (the tow bar)

    A caravan needs its own insurance

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    A caravan doesn't need insurance but its recommended. Whilst attached to the car its covered (as any trailer is) for third party only. Car insurance will not pay out for any damage to the caravan but will pay third party. So its up to you if you need/want caravan insurance which also covers thieving gits braking into the caravan whilst unattended.

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    my wife did a towing course with the caravan club,i think it was about £80 or so,she did learn a lot so if your new to towing it would be a sensible option

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    Some additional information regarding towing licences/weights

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...ons/DG_4022547


    I think it is pretty clear what you can tow and on what licence

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