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    Default Vec c 1.9 150 towing advice needed

    As title,

    i have gained my B+E licence (taken the test)

    the question is on the lead up to billing.........

    Im planning on driving the vec c with a Brian james trailer and the Calibra dtm on it, will i be legal?

    The calibra weighs 1265kg (although probably less with rust fall off lol)
    the trailer is plated iirc 1000kg per axle
    then there is the vec

    any websites with great answers etc also helpfull

    Steve

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    Look at the Maximum towing weight of your vehicle, towing a braked trailer, it will be someting like 1200-1400kg. Compare this with the weight of the trailer + car on it. I think you will find that whilst it is not illegal to tow it, you will be restricted to something like 40mph due to the weight differences. The trailer should never normally exceed the weight of the car.

    However, I would NEVER recommend towing anything above the manufacturers towing weights. You will need a heavier tow car or maybe even a large van or a 4X4.

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    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Design

    Engine : CDTi 150

    Year : 55

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    The maximum towing weight of a Vectra 1.9 CDTi 150 is 1600kg
    Last edited by WeDesign; 3rd July 2012 at 15:21.

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    You will be way over you max permissable tow weight.
    As a guide the above post (Ben50n) is around what you could/should be towing but as a guide never tow more than the max kerb weight of your car.


    Mick

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