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    hi guys. i looking at taking my vxr off the road and using it just for track as i rarly
    use it on public roads. Does anyone know if the siggy will be able to tow the car? Its the cdti 150. Car weighs about 1250 kg at the moment.thanks

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    Whats the weight of the trailer?

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    I have no idea!! havnt got one yet.

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    As you will be buying a braked trailer, you need to know the nett weight of the trailer and the weight of the car to be towed.

    Add thses toether and it must be less then the maximum permissible towing weight of the tow car.

    You will probably also have to add a few 100Kg for the extras you may carry on the trailer, including spare wheels, spares, tools, camping equipment etc.

    Personally I would doubt that you have the towing capacity and would probably need a largish 4X4.

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    Max towing weight of the siggy is 1500kg so you have got to allow for car and trailer also unless you have towed before i would not go over the 85% total weight mark of 1275.. Hope this helps..

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    Not looking good then!! might have to look into towin with the works van as that will tow 1900kg according to the book!

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    Have you got a B+E licence?

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    Not yet but i know i have to get one to tow. unfortunatly they changed the law the same year i took my licsence!!

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    I passed a SRI 150 pulling a 4 wheeled trailer with a new Astra estate on it at the weekend, it looked happy/stable enough.

    Wether it was legal who knows, VOSA altered alot of the towing regs last year, might be worth investigating a recovery driver forum?

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    Ok mate thanks. i will look into that!

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