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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kooldubs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 11 at 20:34
Originally posted by max and caddy max and caddy wrote:

and you were in a 2wd with a camper on a trailer behind!  
 
 
i was in my 2wd velle, with a twin wheel trailer and a doka on the trailer...
i have also done the same tow witha hightop camper on the trailer....
 
make sure when you load them on to the trailer that you put it on in reverse because of the wieght of the engine and box  in the back....if you dont the ass end of the trailer becomes to heavy and you get what happened to rowsley..snaking..


Edited by kooldubs - 19 Jan 11 at 20:34
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote max and caddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 11 at 23:36
ok ta, yeah up to 75 kg nose weight so will aim for 50kgs ish and shuffle it about to balance it, checked today and the LT35 is max trailer wieght of 2 ton as well.
 
 
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Hi,
I'm new here and I know this is an old fred, but it is possible to pull up to 2.500 kg legally with a T3 syncro. Volkswagen permitted this for some Syncros at least (I could provide VWs technical specs (German version) , but I don't seem to be able to attach them here). With this as a reference, quite a few syncro-drivers here in Germany (including me Smile) have been able to officially upgrade to 2,5 tons. I always thought technical regulations were less strict in GB so why shouldn't it work there?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ..lee.. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 11 at 23:45
because nobody in authority has a bloody clue what they`re supposed to be doing. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote max and caddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 11 at 11:13
Originally posted by Synkraut Synkraut wrote:

Hi,
I'm new here and I know this is an old fred, but it is possible to pull up to 2.500 kg legally with a T3 syncro. Volkswagen permitted this for some Syncros at least (I could provide VWs technical specs (German version) , but I don't seem to be able to attach them here). With this as a reference, quite a few syncro-drivers here in Germany (including me Smile) have been able to officially upgrade to 2,5 tons. I always thought technical regulations were less strict in GB so why shouldn't it work there?

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hi, it would be good if you could post those specs somehow..i have heard of syncros being "re plated" to 2500kgs but no idea how to go about it in the uk, also it seems often different load rating are given dependant on the % of graidient likly to be encountered...how are you supposed to know if there is a hill on a route in advance?! and unless you are acctually pulled on that hill by VOSA then no proof of any offence i spose.
 
anyway im now happy with putting a t3 behind my syncro and will be doing so in the future, the"G" gear is very handy with a trailer in tow as there is no need to fry the clutch setting off, and the t3 is a cabable tow vehicle if a little underpowered in standard form..  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Synkraut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 11 at 09:49
Christoph Boltze Clap provided us with the Volkswagen documents in the IG16" Forum. Here's the link to the 18 Page document: http://www.vwpix.org/zip/AHK-Freigabe.zip
It's zipped, and on the last page you'll find a table with the syncros that were permitted to tow 2500 kg - hope it helps.

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Reading this post I thought I would find out exactly what I can tow. I have a VW T3 caravelle 1990

on your vehicle you have a plate with the GVW (gross vehicle weight laden) mine is 2400 kilos and you have a MAM (Maximum authorised mass) which is 3900 kilos it will give you the axle maximum weights as well for mine its front 1200 kilos rear 1300 kilos.

I have just taken my vehicle to a weigh bridge and my vehicle weighs 1790 kilo's which means I can tow a trailer and load of 2110 kilo's as a combined weight to make up my maximum of 3900 kilos.

the next thing you need to understand is the towing laws have changed if you hold a licence before 1997 you will have grandfather rights on your licence and you will be able to tow a trailer of over 750 kilos if not you can only tow a trailer of max 750 kilo's unless you take a test to add the E part to your licence there are also maximum lengths and weights associated with any trailer which can be found on the VOSA and DLA websites.

as a class 1 licence holder I wish you all happy and legal towing.
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