Caravan Towing Test – All you need to know

Not everyone needs to pass a caravan towing test, as it depends on when you passed your test. It also depends on the weight of your vehicle and your choice of caravan. Do you want to know about the B+E trailer test, then we can help you all the way. Generally if you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997, then you can tow most caravans on a B+E driving licence. The way to find out is check the back on your photo card licence for the following; 

  • In column 9 you are looking for category BE
  • Look in column 10 you will see the day you gained the entitlement
  • And in column 11 the year your entitlement runs out.

If these are there, then you have a BE trailer entitlement. For more advice call 07818 408 336 or email 

Does my vehicle require me to take a caravan towing test?

At Sirens we like to help our clients pass their BE trailer test first time and give plenty of trailer test tips. Whether you have to take a caravan towing test, may depend on what vehicle you are using. There is advice from the caravan club on matching car and caravan. The caravan club advise that the trailer or caravan behind should not be higher than 85% of the kerbweight of the tow car. You can look in your handbook or on the internet, as to what you vehicle can tow. The other place to look is a chassis plate, which is usually inside the engine bay or door pillar. caravan towing test

What you should consider is not risking not checking both your licence and vehicle weights. Remember that if your licence requires you to take a caravan towing test. Then find a reputable company to advise you.

What to expect on a caravan towing test

When you arrive for a B+E trailer test, you must bring your current driving licence with you. Imagine turning up and failing at that point. If you don’t use a company to advise you, this is one of the common things people forget. What would it also be like to turn up with a vehicle that doesn’t meet the criteria. Remember the following and it can save you a lot of money.

  • Bring a current up to date driving licence, including any changes of address
  • If you wear glasses or contact lenses, then remember to bring them. There is an eyesight check at the start of the test.
  • Revise the show me, tell me questions. As a company we supply all of this to you. Ask us how this can help you on 07818 408 336 or email us!
  • Watch videos and learn how to take a caravan or trailer safely on and off your vehicle.
  • You can expect to be able to reverse on the caravan towing test, while under control, with accuracy and good all round observations.
  • Your driving should be up to a high standard for the trailer towing test, as you are observed for about 50-55 minutes.

Let us help you with your caravan towing test

If you want to pass your B+E trailer test first time, then you must find a company you can trust. We are happy to talk you through if you have to do a caravan towing test. Our expert training team can advise what vehicle is suitable and how to keep yourself safe when towing. Call us today to book your trailer or caravan towing test on 07818 408 336 or 020 7018 5060

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We have qualified driving instructors. They are experienced in offering:

LGV/HGV training – Our qualified trainers offer LGV Training in London.

PCV training – Our trainers provide PCV training & courses in London.

Trailer towing training – We offer trailer towing lessons & courses to pass your towing test.

Trailer driving lessons – We offer trailer driving lessons to prepare you to pass the B+E trailer test.

B+E (Car & Trailer) – We offer B+E car and trailer training to individuals as per their requirements.

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At Sirens Driving Academy we do not only provide life coaches to enhance your well-being or give you the confidence to set foot out of the door, but we also have a coach for you that can help you challenge yourself to pass an advanced driving test, such as B+E trailer training, an LGV or PCV test or become that star in the making.


Sirens Driving Academy

Unit 14 The Hub, Elstree Aerodrome, Hoggs Lane, Elstree, WD6 3AW

Telephone: 020 7018 5060 Monday - Friday (9 am - 5 pm)

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