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    Good point and I'd also put everything in that you would take with you, so that you know for definite if you are over/under (eg bikes, watercarriers, food, bedding, clothes, plates etc). There is an art to loading a caravan as well so that it is balanced when on the road, i.e. don't overload the back end or the nose - ideally you want the majority of weight over the axle.

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    Apparently, my car has a kerb weight of 1360kgs. The caravan I've been looking at says it weighs 850kgs.

    85% of 1360 is 1156, so does this mean I should be okay pulling a 850kgs caravan? It's less than the 3500kgs limit for my licence right?

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    Cant pull anyhting whilst in an ashtray

    on a serious note, what cc is the car? does ithave enough oompf to pull a caravan about?

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    Thanks rad

    Think I asked something like this a number of months ago and the clarification ref the test etc is handy

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    Can someone post or upload the pdf that rad linked to, as this link appears to be dead / not working and would be good to see the safety questions

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Cant pull anyhting whilst in an ashtray

    on a serious note, what cc is the car? does ithave enough oompf to pull a caravan about?
    According to whattowcar.com, it should do just fine with a small 2 berth caravan. The car is a 1.7CDTi. I bought it off my brother who used to tow a small 2 berth van too - so it has caravan experience under the hood

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    Sorry link was broken as I copied from another forum. If a MOD can edit the post, link is - http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_170485.pdf

    Questions are really obvious and basic but the examiner is asking for one or two words in the answer.

    I was asked to "demonstrate how your brake lights work", how you adjust your head rests (with seat covers on I told him) how you dimist the front screen. OH got asked to open the bonnet, check oil, test horn etc.

    Really daft but the questions relate to HGV and mini bus tests.
    Last edited by rad; 28th February 2011 at 03:05 PM.

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