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Towing a car on a trailer 6 Years, 1 Month ago  
Hi everyone I'm new on here so I apologise if this topics been covered before. Can anyone help as I'm now totally confused. A few months ago I bought a motorhome with the sole intention of using it to tow my son's race prepared MGZR around the various circuits in the UK. My wife suggested trying the motorhome out for a holiday which we did and really enjoyed, so much so that we've been away a few times now and are looking to up-grade to a bigger 'van on the lines of a Dethleffs Advantage, Swift Kon-Tiki etc,. The salesman at the dealers I visited today said "The maximum combined weight of a motorhome and loaded trailer cannot exceed 6,000kgs on UK roads so think carefully before buying a bigger van". I thought this was just sales-talk to get me to look at smaller 'vans so I checked the DVLA's website and my understanding of things given that I passed my test back in 1977 and I have categories C1 and C1E on my licence is that I can drive a vehicle/trailer set-up with a maximum weight of 8,250kgs providing that the loaded trailer weight does not exceed the unladen weight of the 'van. Who's right? the salesman or me. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re:Towing a car on a trailer 6 Years, 1 Month ago  
Hi James, welcome to the site.

I would say that you are right - this article may be of use:

www.motorhoming.com/nicetoknow/521-uk-dr...ments-for-motorhomes

Cheers,

Mark.
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