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Prius Mk II towing
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:19 pm
Well, I know the Prius isn't Type Approved to town large loads, but after checking at my local DVLA they told me as long as it was under 750 KGs I could tow with the prius without type approval. Interesting eh?
Anyway - we're researching this tow-hitch attachment and would use it to tow the City El and nothing more. Weight wise that'd be about 400kgs including trailer (My City El being much lighter than the standard one, of course)
So we'll let you know how the preparation works!
Re: Prius Mk II towing
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:32 pm
.............. Weight wise that'd be about 400kgs including trailer (My City El being much lighter than the standard one, of course)
Out of interest, how much should my mini-el weigh with its standard lead/acid leisure battetries fitted ?
I'm collecting my trailer on Saturday , I'm sure its 750kgs limit should be fine. Otherwise I will need to add a brake system to the trailer.
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:33 am
Yeah, shouldn't be a problem. I'll post a topic later with City El specs in the City El section!
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:11 pm
One thing peeps might like to check is if their driving licence allows them to tow a trailer
I'm pretty sure these days it dosnt and you have to now take a seperate test for towing
Of course I wouldnt be surprised is all us oldies will have Grandfarther rights on our licences but its worth checking
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:19 pm
As long as the Trailer is under 750Kgs I was told I'd be okay
Anyone post 2002 can tow under 750 without a special licence. You oldies can tow a whole universe if you want !
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:29 pm
The prefered term is 'experienced' rather than 'old' if you don't mind
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:53 am
Yeah, and I'm becoming more of it day by day!
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:35 pm
Exprerience is something you never had until just after you needed it!
Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:13 pm
Love that saying MT class
Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:03 pm
Chris, if you liked that one what will you make of this 'Things are more like they are today than they have ever been before.'