Lovely to meet you all. Complete newcomer here, 1st time caravan owner, but looking forward to chatting with you all and spending a lot more time in our home from home.
I was wondering if someone could answer a quick question on my car + caravan weight, and whether I need to actually do a B + E test?
I got my licence in 1999, so would need to get the licence to pull anything over a combined MAM of 3500kg I believe?
Now I have a 2014 2.0 litre VW Passat TDi estate, the Blue Motion version. Our caravan is a 2006 Sprite Major 5.
The laden weight of the caravan says 1338kg, but I'm getting various gross vehicle weights for our model of Passat. However I believe the DVLA has the "revenue" weight as 2180 based on a vehicle detail check, which totals 3518kg, so potentially 18kg over.
Would I definitely need to do the licence being this close to the upper threshold? How do they check this when you are on the road with the car and caravan?
I know I should do the test, but funds are a little tight at the moment so would like to put this off for a little bit.
Is the DVLA revenue weight the same as gross vehicle weight / MAM of the vehicle?
Thanks for any advice in advance,