Can I Tow a Trailer?
This all depends on when you passed your driving test and also the weight of your vehicle and the trailer / caravan being towed.
If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997 you can drive a vehicle up to 3,500kg and tow normal caravans and trailers as the towing entitlement was included when you took your test. However the trailer being towed must be within the towing limit of the towing vehicle.
If you passed your test on or after 1st January 1997 things get more complex as the test only covered category B which means you can drive the following under a normal car licence but must pass an additional test to gain a B+E licence.
- Drive a vehicle up to 3,500kg ( Maximum Authorised Mass )
- Tow trailers more than 750kg if the combined weight of trailer and car is less than 3,500kg
- Tow a trailer up to 750kg
If you passed your Cat B+E on or after the 19th January 2013
If you passed your B+E test on or after this date you will have to take a further test for category C1+E which covers medium-sized goods vehicles with trailers.
Can I Tow a Caravan?
Your entitlement to tow a caravan varies and depends on when you passed your test, see the above regulations.
How Long Does Training Take
The test is not just about reversing, it is similar to your car driving test but with a trailer attached.
An average course is usually one 4 hour session that offers general driving and reversing skills brush up. Your training and test is carried out in your own vehicle as this reduces the time taken getting used to a different vehicle and enables you to demonstrate previously acquired driving skills. We supply trailers and ancillary equipment required.
Trailer Training & Towing Courses
We offer trailer training & caravan towing courses for all drivers across Sussex & Kent to assist you in gaining your trailer licence. Our pass rates exceed the national average. We also offer Towing Training Courses for other categories including C1+E, D1+E.