Towing Training Courses
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Trailer Training Courses Category B+E Trailer.
Trailer and caravan towing training courses throughout the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire. CRH Training are situated in West Bromwich in the Heart of The Black Country. We are ideally situated in the Midlands near major road networks and have a dedicated training facility. If you are looking for trailer towing training courses near West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, Cannock, Tamworth, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Bilston, Wednesbury, Tipton or Oldbury then please get in touch.
- Car & Van + Trailer towing training (B+E).
- Familiarisation trailer training for existing B+E licence holders towing caravans and large trailers with a car or van.
- Company CPD (Continuing Professional Development) trailer training for employees towing trailers as part of their job role
What Trailer Towing Training Courses Do We Offer?
Category B+E - Car and Trailer or Small Van and Trailer
Category LGV C1+E - Medium Goods Vehicle and Trailer up to 12000kg MAM. Van or Lorry between 3500kg - 7500kg and Trailer.
Who Is Our Trailer Towing Training Course Aimed At?
Anyone who needs to tow trailers or caravans above the B licence limit such as council and utilities employees, caravan owners, horse box owners, boat owners and many more.
All trailer owners would benefit from our towing courses, whether you are new to towing a trailer or have some experience. If you are new to it then you will need to learn the practical and legal aspects of towing a trailer. We can also cater for those who are already experienced in towing, but want to refresh your skills.
The aim of this practical towing course is to train you to reach a high standard of driving using a category B+E Car & Trailer. All students will receive expert individual tuition in all areas and disciplines needed to complete the test successfully.
Where Do We Offer Our Towing Training Courses?
CRH Training are situated in West Bromwich in the Heart of The Black Country. We are ideally situated in the Midlands near major road networks and have a dedicated training facility. We have customers from across the across the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and further afield.
Before you buy a trailer there are certain things you should know about towing a trailer with your vehicle:
Do You Have The Correct Trailer Towing Licence?
You can tow trailers up to a certain weight with your car driving licence. The weight you're allowed to tow depends on when you got your licence.
You'll need to know the weight of both the vehicle and trailer - also known as the 'Maximum Authorised Mass' (MAM). The MAM is listed in the owner's manual and is normally shown on a plate or sticker fitted to the vehicle or trailer.
If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997
You can drive any vehicle and trailer with a combined weight of up to 8,250kg MAM. You are also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.
If you passed your driving test from 1st January 1997
You can tow a trailer that weighs up to 3,500kg MAM.
How To Work Out Towing Capacity
The maximum weight your car can tow (fully loaded car + fully loaded caravan or trailer) is usually listed in the handbook. The best thing to do is to contact us for help and advice for your particular situation and we will be happy to help.
Width & Length Regulations For Towing
The maximum trailer width for any towing vehicle is 2.55 metres. The maximum length is 7 metres for a trailer towed by a vehicle weighing up to 3,500 kilograms.
Tips For Towing a Trailer
Here are a few top tips for towing to help keep you and your trailer safe.
- Tow bars must be ‘type approved’. This means it meets EU regulations and is designed for your car. This doesn’t apply to cars first used before 1 August 1998.
- Give yourself more time and space for everything, especially taking corners.
- Road safety group TyreSafe encourages caravan owners to check their vehicle's tyres before setting out on a trip.
- Never exceed 50mph on single carriageways or 60mph on dual carriageways.
- Never carry passengers in the caravan when you’re towing it.
- Your number plate must show your car’s registration number, conform to the relevant British Standard and be illuminated at night.
- Your rear light panel must always be working and visible so check before driving off and keep an eye out for any changes during your journey.
- Any trailer weighing over 750 kilograms,including its load, must have a working brake system.
- If your trailer is unbraked, the maximum you may tow is 750 kg or half the kerbside weight of the towing vehicle – whichever is the lower.
- Try to keep the caravan as light as possible with the heavier items low down and close to the axle.
- To prevent snaking and pitching make sure you have a well-matched car and caravan and try using stabilisers.
Train with Us Before You Tow
Our towing course is just the thing you need to learn all of the fundamentals of towing a trailer or caravan under all conditions and situations. It is the ideal preparation course as you get ready to drive the car and trailer and succeed.
What Is The Next Step?
Please call CRH Training on 0121 553 3184 or email us at email@example.com and our experienced team will be very happy to answer all of your towing training questions and give you a quote for any of our driver training courses.
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CALL 0121 553 3184 or Email Us
CALL 0121 553 3184 or Email Us