could someone explain these weights please?

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Offline jonny mac

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could someone explain these weights please?
« on: November 15, 2015, 19:16:56 »
regarding towing, on my santa fe I have a vin plate with the same kg numbers as this chassis plate I found on google below:

PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS NOT MY CHASSIS CODE OR MY VIN PLATE! I have found this on google and using it for reference as it appeared on goggle images:

what I want to know is the following:


what do they all mean? I have a 7 seat santa fe, I want to use it to tow my track car to practice days, the track car weighs 1400kg,

is 2550kg the max towing capacity? so I'd be ok with a 600kg trailer etc?

i'll be doing my towing license shortly but just want to know what all the numbers mean
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Offline Ruperts Trooper

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could someone explain these weights please?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 19:33:29 »
1350 kg is front axle maximum load
1450 kg is rear axle maximum load
2550 kg is the maximum vehicle weight
4750 kg is the maximum train weight, ie car + trailer

The car can tow a 2200 kg trailer

If you passed your driving test before 1997, you'll have BE on your licence allowing you to tow a 3500 kg trailer with a 3500 kg vehicle.

If you passed your test in, or after 1997, you'll only have B on your licence which restricts the total of car and trailer to 3500 kg, that's using plated weights not actuals - so on a B licence that Santa Fe can only tow 950 kg plated weight.

You can take a +E towing test to upgrade your licence to BE.
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