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my mate has bought a vauxhall vivaro van :wallbang:
he does not know ( and i dont ) howto work out what weight he can tow with it
as he bought it tow his car to track days
thanks for any help:D
 

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I just found this for the Vivaro...

Max. Towing Weight - Braked : 2000kg
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked : 750kg
Gross Vehicle Weight : 2770kg
Minimum Kerbweight : 1670kg
Gross Train Weight : 4770kg

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my mate has bought a vauxhall vivaro van :wallbang:
he does not know ( and i dont ) howto work out what weight he can tow with it
as he bought it tow his car to track days
thanks for any help:D
If he passed his driving test after 1st Jan 1997 he cant tow a trailer if the weight of the van & trailer exceeds 3.5 tonne or if the weight of the trailer (with track car on it) exceeds the unladed mass of the towing vehicle unless he's sat a B + E driving test. :smthumbup
 

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Be very carfull when towing a trailer the VOSA are s--t hot on this kind of stuff. eg if your van can tow 2000kgs and the average trailer weighs 700kgs and the car on the trailer 1500kgs your over weight by 200kgs.

If your towing your own personel car and not for reward you will not need a tacograph.

I run my own car transport service and have just changed my 3.5 t transporter for a 5.0t transporter as most of these transit type transporter with the avarage car on the back are over weight
 

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nice one thanks
he is 50 so he passed his test some time ago now
so i take it the van will have a max towing weight on a plate somewhere
is does the weight include spare wheels etc in the back ??
 

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nice one thanks
he is 50 so he passed his test some time ago now
so i take it the van will have a max towing weight on a plate somewhere
is does the weight include spare wheels etc in the back ??
I posted the max weights on the 2nd post down.

Max. Towing Weight - Braked : 2000kg
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked : 750kg

As stated you can tow up to 2 ton, that will be the wait of the car and trailer.

Which is the combined weight so, the Gross Train Weight is no more than : 4770kg

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an average car trailer, such as a brian james A class, thats the non-tilt version will weigh about 500kg, a evo is less than 1500kg so you'd just about be ok.
 

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lee5, yep i got that thanks :)
so does that mean any vehicle can tow 2000 kgs ??

i know i asked for towing weight for a vivaro what you got for me lee5 thanks

but how do you work out towing weight for an other vehicle ??
 
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