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towing a car on trailer
Posted: 6 March 2012 3:25 PM
Subject: towing a car on trailer
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Hi has anyone out there towing a small car on a trailer,with a motorhome,trying to find out about the tolls,and cost,our car+caravan,was in class 2,but now with the M/H,dont know.been on the sites for info and its a bit of a mine field,my M/H =24ft 8inch= 7.5mtre long and 2.7 mitr 9ft high.and weight =mtplm 3500kg,so think class 2,but if i have a trailer with a car, do they class this as a 3rd axle,or would it be heavier than the 3500kg,or would it be classed as its lenght overall approx 38ft,cant find any answers
userBrian Kirby
Posted: 6 March 2012 5:21 PM
Subject: RE: towing a car on trailer

Location: East Sussex. Motorhome: Knaus Boxstar 600 Street

You'll get many more answers, John, if you re-post this query in Motorhome Matters.
Posted: 6 March 2012 9:29 PM
Subject: RE: towing a car on trailer
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Posts: 2012
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

As stated by Brian, re posting this may be a good idea.

However, I suspect you will have to look at the Gross Train Weight of the total outfit and whether this is acceptable for your vehicle. I have a suspicion that Tolls will class you as class 3 because of your size and although you may find it different, you may have to argue your case. Why not just consider avoiding the motorways altogether and avoid any issues. Alternatively, the difference in cost is not that much dare I state compared to the total cost of the trip.
Posted: 8 July 2012 12:08 AM
Subject: RE: towing a car on trailer


You will fall into Class 3,
But do avoid the Motorways and see France.
Posted: 8 July 2012 5:57 PM
Subject: RE: towing a car on trailer

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Hi I have a 8 mtr m/h and tow a c3 on a trailer, we always get charged class 2.

However avoid the automatic booths if poss, may get charged class 4 if the machine thinks you are a truck.
Posted: 4 August 2012 9:03 PM
Subject: RE: towing a car on trailer
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Location: East Yorks.


I depends!! I Was charged as 4axle With a "caratow" 4 axle with a B-J 2axle trailer and 3 axle in some places . its a complete Lottery!!! I was also classed as an HGV in Spain and got away with a lower charge!!! . As a poster said Avoid altogether OR be prepared to pay in full and offset the cost against total!!

Another reason I no longer venture over our beloved "channel" . I do it in the USA where they know how to treat Tourists properly

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