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ARE YOU LEGALLY LICENSED TO TOW YOUR BOAT?  Rating:  Rating
 
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 Posted: Sat Aug 18th, 2012 07:17 am
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thika
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If it says Code B ......

Read the reverse

Car GVM       : 3500 kg

Trailer GVM   :  750 kg

 

Went and renewed my driver's liscence yesterday

Spoke with the "Occifer"

 

Heavier than 750 kg....hook the boat and go to the testing grounds and be practically re-tested

Don't know if one has do re-write the theory syllabus

Do not know what category you then move into

 

Downside if you don't:

Insurance claims rejected even if the other party is at fault, in event of mishap on the road

If someone dies...even worse I would think

 

They only need to compare your driver's liscence limitations with the trailer/boat's liscence GVM

 

 

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 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 03:25 am
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trier
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it seems u a bit too young. i had the old code 8 license and when it changed it wet to EB which can tow. i notice this with most of my 40 plus friends. anyone with a new license gets a B only. Go figure

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 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 03:32 am
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AYOBA!
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there are now GVM against EB...???

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 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 03:37 am
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aquadementia
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so with my code C1 licence I may drive a 16 ton truck or bus but cant tow a boat over 750kg?.... what a fail!

Last edited on Mon Aug 20th, 2012 03:37 am by aquadementia

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 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 03:38 am
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AYOBA!
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I also have C1...

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 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 04:21 am
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JFE
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On top of that, make sure your towing vehicle can legally tow your boat! Some okes tow a big old Cat with a Bantam or such, you need to make sure that the towing vehicle complies with your licence and weight being towed

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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2012 11:14 am
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thika
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Eish Trier,

I am older than Noah

Thats's really me in the Avatar!

I qualified for code 08.... 40 years ago!

 

With the transition came a few things....tractor drivers on farms all of a sudden had Cat B liscences!

And I...can only chuck out garden refuse on a VERY small Venter trailer

So, I am working on this new shyte in my life....my boat/trailer GVM is 3000 kg

 

Aqua,

You need to take a trailer that has GVM 751 kg, and go reverse it for 40 m

Then you get a liscence EB that can haul 3500 kg mega boat... no problem!

16 ton liscence, eh....... no count!

 

Seriously though,

Go figure this thing if you have anything heavier than a rubber duck

 

Could land you in heavy shyte!~!!

 

 

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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2012 11:16 am
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AYOBA!
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@thika why is this under the medical files?

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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2012 01:17 pm
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Simen
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My Gallery: 
:::S     Maybe he is just sick of the nonsense.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2012 01:54 pm
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aquadementia
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thika wrote:
Eish Trier,

I am older than Noah

Thats's really me in the Avatar!

I qualified for code 08.... 40 years ago!

 

With the transition came a few things....tractor drivers on farms all of a sudden had Cat B liscences!

And I...can only chuck out garden refuse on a VERY small Venter trailer

So, I am working on this new shyte in my life....my boat/trailer GVM is 3000 kg

 

Aqua,

You need to take a trailer that has GVM 751 kg, and go reverse it for 40 m

Then you get a liscence EB that can haul 3500 kg mega boat... no problem!

16 ton liscence, eh....... no count!

 

Seriously though,

Go figure this thing if you have anything heavier than a rubber duck

 

Could land you in heavy shyte!~!!

 

 

ag if it's just that then it's fine :)

one day when my boat and I are big :)

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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2012 02:26 pm
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barryfish
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Simen wrote:
:::S     Maybe he is just sick of the nonsense.

nice chirp!lol
unfortunately what makes it funny is it's true for many

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 Posted: Fri Aug 24th, 2012 07:36 am
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Warwick
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The other thing is, how many 750kg + boat/trailer combos actually have functioning brakes??? most of the guys I know are not legal...:doh

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 Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2014 08:32 am
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werner.fletcher
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F@k so what you are saying is that I have to get another license? I have a 16ft Invader Cat, no idea how much it weighs...

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 Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2014 09:18 am
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I have a EB should any body want to give away their boat I'm happy to take over the burden...just saying.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2014 11:23 am
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DieterW
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Whaler wrote:
I have a EB should any body want to give away their boat I'm happy to take over the burden...just saying.((goodp_

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 Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2014 12:27 pm
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Whaler wrote:
I have a EB should any body want to give away their boat I'm happy to take over the burden...just saying.

Great minds think alike,I also wanted to suggest that. If anyone is not in the mood for license hassles, i have an EC, will gladly accept your boat to rid you of the nightmare, ha ha ha.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 27th, 2014 04:20 am
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Noah....I mean thika.. :)

I have EB with 0 restrictions...does that allow me to tow a small Ventertjie or a caravan/boat?



:imnew

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 Posted: Sun Sep 28th, 2014 02:00 pm
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Psy wrote: ;)

Noah....I mean thika.. :)

I have EB with 0 restrictions...does that allow me to tow a small Ventertjie or a caravan/boat?



 :imnew

Kyk hier Simon:

http://www.services.gov.za/services/content/Home/ServicesForPeople/Driving/Drivingandearningtodrive/drivingavehicle/en_ZA

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