The Law On Trailers In Spain?

The Law On Trailers In Spain
Trailers fall into two distinctive categories when it comes to classifying them for normal use on the roads of Spain, those below 750kg and those above 750kg maximum weight. A small trailer, or ‘Remolque Ligero’, which has a maximum weight less than 750kg does not have to be registered.

Can I tow a trailer in Spain?

Spanish Trailers Over 750kg Loaded – All Spanish trailers over 750kg are classified as commercial trailers and need to be independently registered, with their own documentation and are usually fitted with red number plates. They must have a valid ITV certificate and display the registration number plate of the vehicle that is authorised to tow it, as well as the red trailer number plate.

These trailers will require their own insurance and at  www. insuranceinspain. com  we can arrange this for you. It can be cheaper to insure the vehicle and trailer together under the same insurance policy. The Insurance policy should also include breakdown recovery for the trailer as well as the vehicle, as recovering a car and trailer without the requisite insurance to do so will be extremely expensive, as you are not permitted to tow a broken down vehicle without a specialist breakdown recovery vehicle.

Road tax is payable and must show the manufacturers plate on the trailer.

Do trailers need ITV in Spain?

“Is it possible to register and matriculate a SMALL trailer (remolque) manufactured in the UK – where the law allows the trailer to carry the registration number of the vehicle that tows it – on to Spanish plates. The trailer is already in Spain. The person who drove the car to Spain with the trailer behind, has paperwork, but NOT for the trailer, as it is not necessary in the UK.

  1. ” 1- Is it possible to register it in Spain? 2- Does it need a registration plate number? (Remember to carry an extinguisher when you tow a trailer !!!) ————————————————————————————– (1st photo);
  2. Remolque LIGERO: Trailers which carry less than 750 kg will need an ITV card, so you will have to go to an ITV Station where they will check your trailer and if the trailer passes the test, you will receive your ITV card;

You DO NOT NEED an extra “Permiso de Circulación”, you will have to put the registration number plate of your car on the back of the trailer. The Law On Trailers In Spain (2nd photo). Remolque PESADO: Trailers which carry more than 750 kg will need apart from the ITV card , a new “Permiso de Circulación” which you have to be issued from the Traffic Deparment in Alicante, taking the ITV card, your trailer will get a registration plate number. The Law On Trailers In Spain (3rd photo) ITV card + Permiso Circulación (only for Heavy Trailers). The Law On Trailers In Spain There 2 ways of getting an Itv card. Taking the European homologation document together with your trailer. You go with your trailer to the Itv and after testing the trailer you get the Itv card. When you do not have any paper of the trailer, Itv can carry a test of your trailer and inform you if you can get an Itv card and make a new one for you.

  1. (Red Plate);
  2. You will have to put the registration plate number of your car TOGETHER WITH the trailer registration number on the back of the trailer;
  3. This process is expensive, sometimes it is better to buy a trailer with the Itv card;

Remember that not all trailers can be homologated in the Itv, so ask an Itv station before buying one with no Itv card. An engineer will make the homologation if your trailer was built under European Regulations.

What is the rule for towing trailers?

When you’re on the road with a trailer –

  • The top legal speed is 90km/h (in a 100km/h zone).
  • Slow down earlier as you come up to intersections.
  • You’ll need more space between you and other vehicles, so you have more time to stop when you need to. Use the 4-second rule.
  • Because it takes longer to speed up, you’ll also need bigger gaps when pulling out into traffic.
  • Change down gears (manual) when you’re travelling uphill or downhill.
  • Take corners and curves in the road a little wider than normal. The trailer will go inside the track of your car tyres so you need a bit more space to avoid hitting things on the inside of the curve.

What are the rules for towing a caravan in Spain?

Do trailers need to be registered in Spain?

Skip to content Trailers – The Basics Today we would like to tell you a little bit about trailers, their use and their differences. Trailers fall into two distinctive categories when it comes to classifying them for normal use on the roads of Spain, those below 750kg and those above 750kg maximum weight.

A small trailer, or “Remolque Ligero”, which has a maximum weight less than 750kg does not have to be registered. You must however clearly display the number plate of the vehicle towing the trailer on the rear, which must also be a certified style of number plate and the trailer must have lights fitted which repeat the actions displayed by the towing vehicle.

A larger trailer, which also includes caravans, with a maximum weight over 750kg kilograms, the “Remolque Pesado”, is a different altogether. Firstly, it has to be registered as a separate vehicle and must have its own “Permiso de Circulación”, or log book.

It must also have its own registration plate, which is red in colour, and this must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle, along with the number plate of the vehicle towing it. This type of trailer is also subject to mandatory testing, and the ITV documents must also be carried with the vehicle.

It must also display lights on the rear that repeat what the towing vehicle is doing. There are a couple of points to remember when towing a trailer. Your view of the road must not be obscured, which includes the view in your mirrors. All number plates must be of an officially recognised and certified form, handwritten numbers on cardboard for example are not permitted.

If you are towing any form of trailer, you must also carry a fire extinguisher with you in the vehicle. Towing another car is not permitted in Spain, and that includes by a so-called A-frame. That is why you have to call a “grua” in the event of a breakdown.

The grua will then recover your vehicle. The only way to tow another vehicle like a car is for it to be on the back of an approved trailer. inwearetruth4 2019-12-11T11:43:20+00:00.

Can I tow a UK caravan with a Spanish car?

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Hello Can someone help with this I have a tow car in Spain and an English caravan can I tow my van with my Spanish car legally. dont wish to have both my vehicles in the same country. Both are insured in their country’s taxed as well. will I be able to get insurance for the caravan. Mar 14, 2005 15,520 1,884 50,935

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Hello Can someone help with this I have a tow car in Spain and an English caravan can I tow my van with my Spanish car legally. dont wish to have both my vehicles in the same country. Both are insured in their country’s taxed as well. will I be able to get insurance for the caravan. Hello Oggie, You don’t tell us where the car and caravan will be used. But it is convention throughout the EU that provided an outfit is legal in the country in which it is registered, it can be driven on a temporary visit basis in any EU country.

BUT it is wise to check the details for any country you wish to visit. In the UK caravans are not taxed so they can be towed by any suitable vehicle. All you have to ensure is the number plate on the rear of the caravan matches the registration plate of the vehicle towing it.

Again in the UK, caravans do not have to have separate insurance for towing as it should be covered by the tow vehicles drivers insurance. But the trailer will only be covered for third party claims regardless of the type of insurance the driver has. Many UK caravanners wisely take out fully comprehensive insurance for the caravan to cover loss or damage. but this is not obligatory in the UK

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Many thanks for the reply We will be touring mainly in Europe but will want to see Cornwall Dorset for maybe a month each summer. i have contacted my insurance in Spain and they will insure my caravan whether English or Spanish I am covered for breakdowns in Spain or uk. I found this out since the posting Regards Alan

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You cannot under any circumstances to a English reg caravan on a car with Spanish plates, you will be nicked Mar 14, 2005 15,520 1,884 50,935

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You cannot under any circumstances to a English reg caravan on a car with Spanish plates, you will be nicked Can you be more specific please. are you referring to the UK or to Spain? I cant comment about spain, but as far as I can understand from what i know about UK laws, as long as the trailer carries the same registration mark as the tow vehicle the, place of manufacture of the trailer is irrelevant. Nov 16, 2015 8,462 1,613 22,935

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Dutch caravans and trailers have seperate registration numbers to the towing vechile. I have not seen in the Uk or France. Caravans showing the towing cars registrations on the back of the caravans, So. !!,,. Oct 8, 2006 1,421 317 19,435

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Dutch caravans and trailers have seperate registration numbers to the towing vechile. I have not seen in the Uk or France. Caravans showing the towing cars registrations on the back of the caravans, So. !!,,. Can you please check you comments as it makes no sense hmy: I think he is talking about Dutch caravans when he has seen them in the UK or France. For clarification for the OP: Spanish registered car with English caravan – the rear plate on the caravan must be the same as the rear plate on the car. If the car plate is reflective then that on the caravan must be reflective as well However do note that many UK drivers would recognise it as a UK caravan irrespective of the Spanish registration plate and expect the towing vehicle to be right hand drive; a sign of some sort on the rear of the caravan to show that the towing vehicle is left hand drive might be a good idea.

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A Spanish registered car can only tow a Spanish registered caravan regardless of the make of caravan the caravan will have to have a Spanish number plate which will be different to the car. The other way round an English registered car can tow any caravan as long as it has the same number plate as the car. The spanish police are very hot on this and you will be stopped and fined and your caravan impounded. You can import a uk caravan but it can be expensive and time consuming.

I do know that in some other countries trailers do have a separate registration mark, but as trailers in the UK are not registered they simply have to reflect the towing vehicle. Thinking ahead, if the UK does leave the EU then a separate Spanish country identification label will likely be needed as the EU stars and letter on the registration plate will no longer be compliant in the UK.

You do not say if the car you have in Spain Is uk or Spanish registered.

How often do you need an ITV in Spain?

All About The Car ITV Test In Spain Expat Tips Published: 14 May 2021 13:47 CET Updated: 28 July 2022 13:47 CET If you live in Spain and drive a vehicle on Spanish roads you will need an ITV which is the equivalent of an MOT in the UK. The inspection determines whether your vehicle is roadworthy or not. In this article, you are going to learn everything you need to know about getting and renewing your ITV test in Spain. You will find out more about:-

  • How often do you need to test your vehicle
  • What documents are required
  • The cost of an ITV inspection in Spain
  • Where to get your ITV carried out
  • Information on how to book an ITV appointment
  • What happens if your vehicle passes or fails the test
  • Watch a video showing you the ITV process.
  • How the Coronavirus crisis has affected testing
  • And lots more.

Let’s dive in and find out more! ITV Spain – Getting Your Car’s MOT In Spain In the UK, we have the annual M. T for keeping our cars roadworthy. The Spanish equivalent of this is the I. V, which stands for  Inspecciòn Tècnica de Vehiculos. How Often Should I Have an I. V/MOT Inspection in Spain? If your car is less than four years old it does not need to undergo this inspection.

Once your car is between four and ten years old, an I. V test must be done every two years. Then, when your car is over ten years of age, an inspection must take place yearly. Motorcycles  are treated differently, they are exempt from inspection for the first four years, and then they have to take the test every two years.

Mopeds are exempt for the first three years and then must be tested every two years. The rule for vans and goods vehicles is also slightly different. Once they reach the grand old age of ten years, they must have an I. V inspection done every two years. Again with caravans (that are towed by vehicles) the rule differs.

Once they reach six years of age they must be inspected every two years. If your vehicle is an MPV/people carrier it may be classed as a  Vehiculo Mixto Adaptable , which will mean the ITV is taken after two years, every two years up until six years old.

Then every year between six and 10 years of age. After 10 years the ITV is taken every 6 months. Mixto vehicles that are registered as ‘tourist vehicles’ will only have to have an ITV every year after 10 years instead of every six months. You can find out how often your vehicle is due for an ITV test at the following address  https://www. These include:-

  • Ficha Tecnica – The technical data sheet from the last ITV passed.
  • Permiso de Circulación – Vehicles registration document.
  • Most recent receipt relating to the latest insurance policy
  • DNI/NIE identification

You will also need to have the appropriate fee. Current rates can be found at https://www. veiasa. es/itv/tarifas The test should also be carried out ten to fourteen days before the registration date, which can be found on the green Inspeccion Tecnica Card. At the top of this card, you will also find the ‘vehicle type’.

veiasa. es/itv/cuando_pasar_la_itv What Documents Do I Need to Take With Me For An ITV Test In Spain? When you go to the I. V testing station you will need to present certain documents. These are represented as Tourismo (car), Furgon (van) and one that people get confused by, which is ‘ Mixto Adapta ‘ or ‘ Vehiculo Mixto Adaptable ‘( 7 seater cars, that in Spain are classed as vans).

How Much Does an I. V Inspection Cost in Spain? The costs of booking an ITV test do vary and depend greatly on the vehicle you drive. The prices below are the maximum and in Euros.

  • Two-wheel mopeds – Max €30. 70
  • Motorcycles (less than 125cc) – €30. 70
  • Motorcycles (more than 125cc) – €42. 29
  • Cars Gasoline (less than 1600cc),+ hybrid + disabled – €33. 20
  • Cars Gasoline (more than 1600cc),vans and campers – €43. 44
  • Cars Diesel (less than 1600cc) + hybrid + disabled – €38. 31
  • Cars Diesel (more than 1600cc) – €48. 54
  • Public service vehicles for the transport of people – Gasoline (10 or more seats) – €90. 92
  • Public service vehicles for the transport of people – Diesel (10 or more seats) – €106. 14
  • Vehicles used to transport goods – Gasoline (MMA<3,500kg) - €47. 28
  • Vehicles used to transport goods – Diesel (MMA<3,500kg) - €52. 39
  • Vehicles used to transport goods Gasoline (MMa >3,500kg) – €42. 65
  • Vehicles used to transport goods Diesel (MMa >3,500kg) – €62. 05
  • Towed caravans – (less than 3,500kg) – €52. 39
  • Towed caravans – (more than 3,500kg) – €62. 05
  • Agricultural vehicles – €35. 28
  • Special vehicles – €86. 74

You can see all the rates at https://www. veiasa. es/itv/tarifas Where do I go to Get an I. V Inspection? There are over 50 Spanish I. V test centres and stations in Andalucia alone, so there must be hundreds across the whole of Spain. To find your nearest I. V Testing centre, visit https://www. veiasa. es/itv/red_de_estaciones How do I know When my ITV is Due? Veiasa no longer writes to you when your ITV is due.

However, you now have the option to be notified electronically when your ITV is due to expire. You can enter your mobile phone number and email address at the official web address below and you will receive an advanced notification via email and SMS.

https://notificaciones. veiasa. es/#/ Do I Have to Book an ITV Appointment? Luckily, things have changed and you no longer need to get to the testing centre at the crack of dawn and wait in long queues. You are now able to make an appointment and this has sped things up quite a bit.

You can book your I. V Inspection online at https://www. itvcita. com You can also book via telephone with the number available on the website above. Spanish ITV Testing Stations Opening Times Opening times do vary very slightly depending on which region you are in.

Most ITV testing stations do generally open nice and early from around 06:45 am. They also have reduced hours at weekends and around the holiday periods. For specific opening times in your region, please check out the following page and click on your region and nearest ITV testing station.

https://www. veiasa. es/itv/red_de_estaciones What is Tested During a Spanish ITV Test? Now, getting the test carried out, can be quite daunting. If you feel a bit nervous about taking your car yourself, you will find many garages that will take it for you for a small fee.

You just drop your car off at the garage and let them do the rest! Unlike in the UK, where you take your vehicle into an M. T garage and leave it for them to do the checks, in Spain you are asked to perform certain tasks in the process. When you take your car documentation into the I.

V Office and have paid your fee, you will be given some documents. These are to be passed onto the mechanic, who is waiting to start the checks in another building. You will then be asked to drive your vehicle through several different checkpoints.

The first station check is generally for lights, wipers, indicators, hazards and seatbelts etc, the second station is for wheel alignment and the third station is for hand brakes and brakes and the fourth station is for omissions and oil etc. You will then be told to park your car and come back for the paperwork.

Below you can see a video from Spain Speaks showing you the process at the testing station. What Happens if my Car Passes the Test? If your car passes the inspection you will be presented with your test certificate and a small coloured sticker that has to be displayed at the top right-hand side of your windscreen (from inside the car).

This shows the month and year of when the next test is due. If you fail to display the sticker and get pulled up by the police, you will be fined on the spot and you will be given ten days to provide proof of passing the test. ITV stickers are also known as V-19 stickers and rotate in colour between green, yellow and red each year.

Although you may see cars that have lots of different coloured stickers on the windscreen, you should not do this. You can be fined for not displaying the sticker correctly. Just the last one is all that is required.

What Happens if My Car Fails the ITV Test? Hopefully, it won’t, but if it does fail, you will be given back your documentation and the test sheet with a rubber stamp displaying the word ‘ Disfavorable ‘ and with the reasons for failure. These are not normally discussed with you, so you may need to get out the Spanish/English dictionary if your Spanish is minimal.

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You are then given one month to return to the test centre with all failures fixed. If you can get them done and return on the same day, you will not be charged again and if you return with the faults mended within 15 days you will normally be given a discount on the previous test price.

If you fail to return within this period you will be charged the full test fee again. You must return to a test centre, as if you don’t they will inform the Department of Traffic that your car is on the road without I. In other words ‘illegally!’ Note that from October 2017, you no longer have to take the vehicle back for a re-test at the same ITV station.

You can use any ITV station for the retest. Also note that if your ITV has expired, you must not drive the vehicle on the road, period. No exception. Even if it is to get it to the ITV testing station. If it has expired, you will need to get the vehicle to the testing station on the back of a grua truck.

How Long Can You Drive Your Vehicle For Once Your ITV Has Expired? Many people falsely believe that you can drive for one month after your ITV has expired before being fined, but this is not true. If you check your ITV card/certificate, there will be a date stamped on the back.

  1. This is the deadline that you can officially drive the vehicle without being fined;
  2. You can take a vehicle for an ITV test up to one month before the expiration of the ITV certificate and this does not affect the expiry date of the current ITV;

So for example, if your current ITV is due to expire on the 31st of December, you can have an ITV done on the 1st of December. If the vehicle passes, the ITV will still expire on the 31st of December the following year rather than on the 1st. It is also worth noting that due to changes that were approved on April 13, 2021, if your vehicle has been in an accident and is considered a right off or ‘total loss’ by the insurance company, it may be repaired and driven again, however, it must resit an ITV test to establish that it is roadworthy.

In such circumstances, you will have two months in which to make sure it is retested and fit to circulate on Spanish roads. Learn more here. Tow Bars If you need to tow a trailer or caravan you will need to have a tow bar fitted.

These generally come in two forms either a fixed ball hook or a removal ball latch. Having a tow bar installed incorrectly can be dangerous to yourself and other road users, so the installation has to be done correctly and by a certified garage. Before 2011, tow bars were not categorised in Spain and were therefore just seen as an added accessory.

When it comes to your ITV test, tow bars can be a real issue if they have not been factory fitted by the manufacturer or an authorised garage. If you do have a tow bar fitted to your vehicle, it will need to be included on the Fichas Tecnicas document.

If you are going to have one fitted, make sure that you get it fitted at an approved and certified garage and make sure that you retain all of the documentation so this can be presented during your ITV test if required. If you buy a car that has one fitted, you will want to make sure that all paperwork is in order and that it has been fitted by an authorised garage.

If you do not intend to use the tow bar, you could always just have it removed before taking the ITV test. We have heard of people in Spain taking their car in for an ITV test, only to have it fail due to a lack of documentation in regards to the tow bar or not having it fitted by an approved garage.

Foreign Vehicles Foreign vehicles can have the I. V test carried out but will be issued with a ‘ Voluntary Certificate ‘. The ITV station will also not issue a sticker for the windscreen, but the certificate itself will serve as proof that the vehicle is roadworthy.

It is important to note though that under Spanish law this is NOT classed as a valid ITV!! A technical inspection certificate is only valid when done in the country of registration. A vehicle that doesn’t have a valid ITV is illegal.

It may not be safe to drive on the road and may also invalidate any insurance cover. Generally speaking, a foreign vehicle must have a legal ITV/MOT in the country in which it was registered. A foreign vehicle can have a full and legal ITV in Spain only if it has been correctly imported and has been transferred to Spanish plates. Important Changes to the ITV Test from 20th May 2018

  • Renewing your ITV – You can now renew your ITV up to 1 month in advance and the future renewal date will not change. So if your ITV test renewal date was the 15th of July and you took it on the 1st of July, your renewal date would remain the 15th of July and NOT the 1st of July.
  • Foreign ITVs – Previously when importing a car into Spain, you would have needed to take a Spanish ITV test. Now, the current ITV/MOT of the vehicle will be accepted by the Spanish authorities as long as the car is roadworthy.
  • More Stringent Checks for Diesel Vehicles – Due to recent revelations with major car manufacturers such as VW and Audi hiding the true emissions of their diesel vehicles. Testing stations will now have the diagnostic equipment to connect to the onboard computer and check the emissions of the vehicle. They will also be able to tell if the system has been tampered with.
  • Crackdown on Vehicles Without ITV – Road traffic cameras will now have the ability to check via a central database whether a vehicle has an ITV or not. If it does not, the owner will get an initial warning. If recorded a second time, the owner will automatically be sent a fine.

Useful vocabulary to help you when getting an I. V test

  • Headlights – Los faros
  • Back lights – Luces traseras
  • Brake lights – Luces de los frenos
  • Fog Lights – Faros antiniebla
  • Left – Izquerda
  • Right – Derecha
  • Hand Brake – Freno de mano
  • Steering wheel – Volante
  • Windscreen wipers – Limpia para brisas
  • Indicators – Intermitente
  • Hazards – Cuatro intermitentes
  • Reverse lights – Marcha atras

It’s worth noting that if your Spanish is not too good and the idea of taking your car for an ITV here in Spain fills you with fear, there are several expat garages up and down the country that will be only too pleased to take the car to the ITV test centre for you. For a small fee of course! ITV Tests Extension During the Coronavirus Lockdown If your ITV car inspection is due during the lockdown do not worry. The DGT has said that If the ITV expires during the State of Alarm, it will automatically be extended for up to 30 days from the end of the State of Alarm.

  • You can read more about this via our Importing a Car or Other Vehicle Into Spain;
  • If you are driving your UK registered vehicle in Spain, you may want to read our other article, Driving Your UK Registered Car In Spain   and   The Dangers of Driving a UK Car in Spain Important: If a vehicle is in Spain for more than six months it is considered to be permanently imported and must be re-registered on Spanish plates;

On Monday, May 11, 2020 , all of the Spanish regions (excluding Malaga and Granada) entered into Phase 1 of the de-escalation of the lockdown. As a result, the vast majority of ITV testing stations have now reopened allowing owners to get their vehicles tested.

However, bookings must be made online or over the phone. NO walk-in appointments will be permitted at this time. Due to a backlog, the testing centres are currently prioritising vehicles where the ITV has already expired or where it is almost due.

Perspex screens will be fitted at all testing centres to protect customers and staff. Payments will only be permitted using a card. No cash payments will be accepted. There will also be a requirement to wear a face mask at all times during the testing procedure.

  1. Drivers are also being advised to register their contact details with Veiasa including phone and email addresses so that they can be easily informed as to when their ITV is due;
  2. This will help to clear the current backlog of outstanding ITV tests due to the COVID-19 pandemic;

You can register your details at the following address  https://notificaciones. veiasa. es/#/ If you found this article useful, please share it with your family and friends using our social media buttons. Related Articles Can I Get An ITV (MOT) For My British Car In Spain?   Importing a Car or Other Vehicle Into Spain Driving Your UK Registered Car in Spain The Dangers of Driving a UK Car in Spain Things You Must Carry In Your Car by Law in Spain Private Health Insurance For Expats If you are an expat in Spain and are looking for private health insurance with policies in English, please check out our range of expat health insurance products.

Do caravans need ITV in Spain?

If we talk about motorhomes, in Spain their frequency is similar to that of passenger cars: they are exempt the first 4 years from their first registration; then, they must pass the ITV every 2 years until they turn 10 years ; later, they have to go through the MOT every year.

Can I legally tow a trailer?

B+E Exceptions – There are some circumstances where existing Category B licence holders are allowed to tow a trailer without having acquired the B+E licence:

  • If your trailer has a MAM of not more than 750kg.
  • You can tow a trailer with a MAM of more than 750kg, but only if the combined MAM of the car and trailer does not exceed 3. 5 tonnes.
  • If driving a large vehicle/car with a MAM of 3. 5 tonnes, then a trailer with a MAM of not more than 750kgs can also be coupled to this, allowing for total combined weight of up to 4. 25 tonnes MAM.
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However, drivers who passed their driving test before 1 January 1997, will have automatically have been granted a B+E licence through grandfathering rights, and will therefore be able to continue to tow trailers until their current B+E licence expires.

What speed can you drive with a trailer?

The fastest you are permitted to go is 60mph.

How fast can I drive with a trailer?

On the Road – Once you’ve carefully inspected your trailer and have loaded it correctly, it’s time to hit the road. First, we recommend maintaining a speed limit of 55 miles per hour or less. Driving too fast can contribute to issues like trailer sway and combination disturbance , which can be dangerous not only for you but also other drivers and passengers on the road. Remember to:

  • Plan stops for resting. Avoid towing when you are tired and at night.
  • Inspect your vehicle and trailer connections at each stop.
  • After 10 miles, retighten lug nuts, check tire pressure, and make sure couplers are secured. Do this again after 25 miles.
  • After 50 miles, make sure the coupler and cargo are secured and that the safety chains are fastened and not dragging the ground.
  • Anticipate stops and brake early.
  • Don’t use cruise control.
  • If a wheel goes off the pavement, ease off the gas pedal and decrease to a speed below 25 miles per hour. Gradually steer back onto the road.

Anytime you are towing a trailer you should do so with care. Remember to consult your owner’s manual for specific recommendations for your trailer. You can also refer to our Pre-Departure Checklist , Guide to Towing, and Vimeo channel for additional tips and information.

Is a frame towing legal in Spain?

Tammygirl replied on 10/07/2020 20:06 – Posted on 10/07/2020 20:06 Like the others above, towing a car on an A frame in Spain is not legal. We used to tow our car behind our MH, have done so in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and France never Spain as we knew that we could be stopped and fined and made to separate the car from MH.

In both German and Belgium we were stopped by the police and told it is illegal to tow a car behind another vehicle. The police didn’t fine us but pointed out that we should refrain from doing so. We do know of folk who have been fined in Germany.

After the second time of being stopped we decide that we wouldn’t take the car again as it just put a dampener on the holiday, if you are always looking over your shoulder for the police. Hire a car in Spain and use the money saved from paying less on the ferry and fuel.

Can you register a UK caravan in Spain?

Caravans over 750 KG in carrying capacity need to be registered in Spain as they are in most EU countries but firstly let me demolish an enduring urban myth. It does not matter on which side of the caravan the door is on. New caravans purchased in Spain are inspected on their 6th anniversary of registration with Trafico with the periods becoming more frequent as the van gets older.

Can you tow a car on a motorhome in Spain?

If you have a motorhome and you want to carry your car to Spain, you have to be aware that A-Frames are forbidden in Spain, so you will need a trailer to carry your car. A-Frames are not allowed in Spain The law which legislates in this matter is the “Reglamento General de Circulación”, and applies to all vehicles that are in Spain. The same rule applies whether you are a resident or on holiday in Spain with a motorhome with a foreigner plate number. A vehicle must be carried on an approved trailer. INSTRUCTION 08/V-74. – Motorhome towing a Car.

  1. TRANSPORT OF AUXILIARY VEHICLES

Very often, motorhomes carry auxiliary vehicles, usually bicycles, a moped or small motorcycle. This practice is authorized provided an approved bicycle rack or a platform for this purpose is used and, when projecting out from the usual characteristics of the motorhome, the following requirements as provided in Article 15 of the Reglamento General de Circulación are met. Protruding from motorhome at the back, up to 10% of its length and if one vehicle (indivisible load), 15%. That all appropriate precautions are taken to prevent damage or danger to other users of public roads and should have extremities protected to lessen the effects of a possible friction or shock. The protrusion must be visibly protected by the use of a V-20 sign as per Article 173 and whose characteristics are set out in Annex XI of the Reglamento General de Vehículos.

  1. This sign is placed at the rear end of the load so that it is constantly perpendicular to the vehicle axis;
  2. After frequent questions regarding the possibility of a motorhome towing a car, this possibility is prohibited in Article 9;

3 of the Reglamento General de Vehículos which prohibits the movement of a motor vehicle towing another, unless there is an immediate risk of damage or injury and it cannot be dragged by another vehicle specifically designed for that purpose, in which case it is allowed only to the nearest place where it will not hinder traffic movement and provided that it is not on a motorway.

  1. Notwithstanding the points already mentioned, a combination of vehicles consisting of a motor and a trailer or semitrailer on which another vehicle can be transported is permitted if the set qualifies for driving on public roads and is approved to Directives 70/156/CEE and 94/20/CEE and they do not exceed the maximum length allowed for these sets which is 18;

75 meters and 16. 50 meters in the case of a semi-trailer. You can find more information about Instruction 08/V-74 directly from the website, http://n332. es/2015/05/23/motorhome-and-campervan-legislation/ Remember to follow N332 on Facebook for daily updates and news relating to Spanish traffic laws, just search for “N332”.

Is it illegal to tow a car in Spain?

Tammygirl replied on 10/07/2020 20:06 – Posted on 10/07/2020 20:06 Like the others above, towing a car on an A frame in Spain is not legal. We used to tow our car behind our MH, have done so in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and France never Spain as we knew that we could be stopped and fined and made to separate the car from MH.

In both German and Belgium we were stopped by the police and told it is illegal to tow a car behind another vehicle. The police didn’t fine us but pointed out that we should refrain from doing so. We do know of folk who have been fined in Germany.

After the second time of being stopped we decide that we wouldn’t take the car again as it just put a dampener on the holiday, if you are always looking over your shoulder for the police. Hire a car in Spain and use the money saved from paying less on the ferry and fuel.

Are a Frames legal in Spain?

If you have a motorhome and you want to carry your car to Spain, you have to be aware that A-Frames are forbidden in Spain, so you will need a trailer to carry your car. A-Frames are not allowed in Spain The law which legislates in this matter is the “Reglamento General de Circulación”, and applies to all vehicles that are in Spain. The same rule applies whether you are a resident or on holiday in Spain with a motorhome with a foreigner plate number. A vehicle must be carried on an approved trailer. INSTRUCTION 08/V-74. – Motorhome towing a Car.

  1. TRANSPORT OF AUXILIARY VEHICLES

Very often, motorhomes carry auxiliary vehicles, usually bicycles, a moped or small motorcycle. This practice is authorized provided an approved bicycle rack or a platform for this purpose is used and, when projecting out from the usual characteristics of the motorhome, the following requirements as provided in Article 15 of the Reglamento General de Circulación are met. Protruding from motorhome at the back, up to 10% of its length and if one vehicle (indivisible load), 15%. That all appropriate precautions are taken to prevent damage or danger to other users of public roads and should have extremities protected to lessen the effects of a possible friction or shock. The protrusion must be visibly protected by the use of a V-20 sign as per Article 173 and whose characteristics are set out in Annex XI of the Reglamento General de Vehículos.

This sign is placed at the rear end of the load so that it is constantly perpendicular to the vehicle axis. After frequent questions regarding the possibility of a motorhome towing a car, this possibility is prohibited in Article 9.

3 of the Reglamento General de Vehículos which prohibits the movement of a motor vehicle towing another, unless there is an immediate risk of damage or injury and it cannot be dragged by another vehicle specifically designed for that purpose, in which case it is allowed only to the nearest place where it will not hinder traffic movement and provided that it is not on a motorway.

Notwithstanding the points already mentioned, a combination of vehicles consisting of a motor and a trailer or semitrailer on which another vehicle can be transported is permitted if the set qualifies for driving on public roads and is approved to Directives 70/156/CEE and 94/20/CEE and they do not exceed the maximum length allowed for these sets which is 18.

75 meters and 16. 50 meters in the case of a semi-trailer. You can find more information about Instruction 08/V-74 directly from the website, http://n332. es/2015/05/23/motorhome-and-campervan-legislation/ Remember to follow N332 on Facebook for daily updates and news relating to Spanish traffic laws, just search for “N332”.

Can you register a UK caravan in Spain?

Caravans over 750 KG in carrying capacity need to be registered in Spain as they are in most EU countries but firstly let me demolish an enduring urban myth. It does not matter on which side of the caravan the door is on. New caravans purchased in Spain are inspected on their 6th anniversary of registration with Trafico with the periods becoming more frequent as the van gets older.