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 Post subject: Towing
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:33 pm 
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My Hackney carriage taxi is insurance for hire and reward and personal use. Can i tow a carvan. I have been told you are not aloud to tow anything in a Hackney carriage is this true. I do know private hires can tow trailers. My wifes car couldn't pull my socks off so i can't use that for holidays


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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:51 pm 
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perry wrote:
My Hackney carriage taxi is insurance for hire and reward and personal use. Can i tow a carvan. I have been told you are not aloud to tow anything in a Hackney carriage is this true. I do know private hires can tow trailers. My wifes car couldn't pull my socks off so i can't use that for holidays



I am led to believe that if you attach anything to a TAXI(hackney carriage) to tow it must be tested along with the TAXI as it then becomes part of the TAXI,was informed by my insurance provider years ago that the only thing I could tow was a broken down TAXI(hackney carriage) as it was already a licensed TAXI.


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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:22 pm 
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Been to the south of France with my van in tow,and most of the UK, even kept the sign on, thats where social and domestic comes in

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:02 am 
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You need to get a plate from your council to put on the back. There should not be much of a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:30 am 
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perry wrote:
My Hackney carriage taxi is insurance for hire and reward and personal use. Can i tow a carvan. I have been told you are not aloud to tow anything in a Hackney carriage is this true. I do know private hires can tow trailers. My wifes car couldn't pull my socks off so i can't use that for holidays

In your licensing conditions does it specifically say you can’t tow a caravan, or tow any vehicle?

If it doesn’t then you can.

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:51 pm 
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Will ask insurance company. If they say its ok and im off duty and its not for reward. Cant see how the council can tell me how i can use my cab when im not working or plying for hire. Might have to remove plate


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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:13 pm 
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perry wrote:
Will ask insurance company. If they say its ok and im off duty and its not for reward. Cant see how the council can tell me how i can use my cab when im not working or plying for hire. Might have to remove plate
Now you are just trying to get yourself in trouble. Once the vehicle is licensed it is always licensed until such time as the license expires or is revoked. You can't choose when it is licensed. Do not take the plate off or you will be using a licensed vehicle without displaying a plate. it is always best to work with your licensing team rather than against them. You should have little problem in getting a plate for your caravan.

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:12 pm 
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To be honest its not something i would do without clearing with licencing first
It was more of a question really. I wouldn't put my license in jeopardy. Just thought someone on the forum might have the same experience with tow a carvan with a Hackney


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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:19 am 
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perry wrote:
To be honest its not something i would do without clearing with licencing first
It was more of a question really. I wouldn't put my license in jeopardy. Just thought someone on the forum might have the same experience with tow a carvan with a Hackney

Ask licensing where it says you can’t.

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:27 pm 
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our licensing T & C's forbid taxis from having a tow bar fitted :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:45 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
our licensing T & C's forbid taxis from having a tow bar fitted :wink:


do you want to buy a topbox for the extra luggage for airports. I have 2 for sale.

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:56 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
our licensing T & C's forbid taxis from having a tow bar fitted :wink:

I thought you were in South Kesteven.

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:51 pm 
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grandad wrote:
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our licensing T & C's forbid taxis from having a tow bar fitted :wink:

I thought you were in South Kesteven.


yes I am and there are one or two vehicles with them because it's a rule they forget to enforce

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
grandad wrote:
edders23 wrote:
our licensing T & C's forbid taxis from having a tow bar fitted :wink:

I thought you were in South Kesteven.


yes I am and there are one or two vehicles with them because it's a rule they forget to enforce
According to appendix A on your 2015 policy paragraph 31.1
The vehicle may tow a trailer but shall:
• comply with the towing weights specified by the vehicle’s manufacturer;
• provide secure and weatherproof storage for luggage;
• display the licence plate on a platform kit at the re

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 Post subject: Re: Towing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:44 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
our licensing T & C's forbid taxis from having a tow bar fitted :wink:



Audi A6 come fitted...

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