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This section explains the basic information you need to know about towing a caravan, including the additional car and trailer practical test that may be required, and whether or not your driving licence entitles you to drive a caravan or trailer. See also the minimum requirements of the towing test, and towing safety advice.

5 articles in this section:
Towing a caravan or trailer, provisional entitlement

Whether or not you can tow a caravan or trailer with your vehicle depends on the kind of driving licence you hold. You can find out whether you can tow a caravan on a car licence. Look for the kind of...

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About the car & trailer practical driving test

Some UK drivers need to take an additional car and trailer practical driving test if they wish to tow a caravan or trailer. This often applies when the driver passed their drivint test after 1st January...

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Minimum requirements for car & trailer driving test

There are additional requirements for the car and trailer driving test on top of the usual car minimum standards. Your vehicle must meet the minimum requirements for test. Cars and Vans -...

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Caravan & trailer towing safety advice

This article describes the basic advice given by the Highways Agency on how to prepare your vehicle, drive in a safe way, and ensure that your insurance is adequate. General Towing...

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Number Plates and Trailers

Do I Need a Number Plate For My Trailer?

Do I Need a Number Plate For My Trailer?

Short answer - Yes.

Car trailer number plates are required to adhere to DVLA regulations. However it is important that this trailer number plate matches the registration plate given to the vehicle that is towing the trailer.

How Do I Get a Number Plate For My Trailer?

To get trailer number plates made up you need to follow the procedure for ordering number plates for a vehicle. Visit a reputable seller like ReplaceMyPlates to order your set of trailer number plates.

You will need to provide proof of identification to buy trailer number plates i.e. Drivers License, a utility or council tax bill from the last 6 months, bank details as well as proof you own the number plate.

This can include a vehicle registration document (VS5)or certificate of entitlement (V750). Find more out here.

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