» That the ball hitch is in the coupler. Ball hitch couplers vary according to trailer type, but regardless of type the ball hitch must be fully enclosed and the coupler must lock onto the ball.
» That you have the correct nose weight, which should be between 50 and 80 kg. Negative nose weight will make the vehicle/trailer combination dangerous.
» That the tow hitch safety cable is properly secured to the vehicle (the cable must not just be fixed to the hitch as it must work even if the hitch breaks). Not fitted to unbraked trailers.
» That electrical contacts are connected and all lamps and functions are working.
» That the trailer handbrake is fully released. Does not apply to unbraked trailers.
» That the load is secured.
» That the jockey wheel is fully retracted (where fitted).
» That rear-view mirrors are properly adjusted.
A Class B Driving Licence, and in some cases Class BE, is required to drive a vehicle towing a trailer. Class B is sufficient in two cases:
» For trailers with a total weight of max 750 kg.
» For trailers with a total weight above 750 kg on two conditions...
A typical destination for you and your trailer is bound to be a recycling station. You can easily find the station closest to you at the packaging and newspaper recycling website (in Swedish) at...
Three different speed limits pertain to the towing of trailers in addition to general speed limits.
30 km/h. 30 km/h is the maximum permissible speed for slow-moving vehicles, so-called towed implements, e.g. launch and recovery trailers. These are non-registered vehicles lacking brakes and suspension that must always display SMV (LGF) signs...
During and after the first trip with a load:
» Re-tighten wheel bolts
» Check wheel brake settings
» Check hub bearing play...
Trailers that are not slow moving vehicles must be registered and where applicable taxed. Registration must take place before the trailer is put to use...
Every time a trailer is loaded consideration must be given to total weight, load weight, nose weight and load distribution.
Nose weight is the force with which the trailer’s coupler presses down on the towing vehicle’s ball hitch. Nose weight may not exceed 100 kg or the weight specified on the hitch coupler...
Class B Licence authorizes the driving of motor vehicles and motor vehicles with light trailers where the combined total weight does not exceed 3,500 kg. Class BE Licence authorizes the driving of motor vehicles according the Class B Licence above and motor vehicles and heavy trailers whose total weight exceeds 3,500 kg...
The maximum trailer weight according to the towing vehicle’s registration document (the trailer’s weight incl. load and hitch capacity) may never be exceeded. Unbraked trailers An unbraked trailer is a registered trailer with suspension but without a braking system. Vehicles without EEC approvals, i.e. vehicles built up to and including 1996 may tow unbraked trailers with a total weight of max 750 kg...
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