FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What size fifthwheel can I tow?

All Eurocruiser 5th wheels are fitted with a CE approved braking system to ensure driver safety on the road meaning you can tow a 5th wheel not only as large as you need but also as large as your driving licence entitles you to. Eurocruiser 5th wheels are all UK safety regulations and UK roads approved for your piece of mind. American Electric Brakes with a controller mounted in the cab of the tow vehicle are not advised for use with Eurocruiser 5th wheels.

What should I use to tow a fifthwheel?

When choosing a tow vehicle it will come down to your own personal preference for comfort, style and economy. The most important factor is the vehicle's towing capacity, we have selected a few of the most popular tow vehicles for you.

  • Ford Ranger
  • Nissan Navara
  • Mercedes X Class
  • Dodge Ram (for heavier trailers)
  • Ford F150 (for heavier trailers)
  • Toyota Hilux
  • Mitsubishi L200 - THIS VEHICLE IS NOT ADVISED DUE TO ITS TOWING CAPABILITIES)

For more information or to discuss your requirements further please do get in touch with us and we will be happy to help

Do you fit fifthwheel hitches?

Yes we fit the new CE Approved Eurohitch Fifthwheel hitch in our approved onsite workshop where warranted works will be scheduled to suit your specific requirements. Please note we do NOT fit USA hitches these are not approved for use in the UK Europe.

Do I need a special license to tow a fifthwheel?

Ensuring you have the correct entitlement to safely tow your 5th wheel will have an impact on not only your insurance policy coverage but also ensuring you, your passengers and other road users are kept safe. When checking the total weights of your combined outfit you also need to consider the weight of the tow vehicle. Below are the most up to date details from the DVLA.

Category B

You can drive a category B vehicle

Category B auto

You can drive a category B vehicle - but only an automatic one.

Category B+E:

You can drive a vehicle with a MAM of 3,500kg with a trailer. The size of the trailer depends on the BE ‘valid from’ date shown on your licence. If the date is: before 19 January 2013, you can tow any size traileron or after 19 January 2013, you can tow a trailer with a MAM of up to 3,500kg

Medium-sized vehicles:

Category C1

You can drive vehicles between 3,500 and 7,500kg MAM (with a trailer up to 750kg).

Category C1+E

You can drive C1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750kg.The combined MAM of both cannot exceed 12,000kg.

Large vehicles

Category C

You can drive vehicles over 3,500kg (with a trailer up to 750kg MAM).

Category C+E

You can drive category C vehicles with a trailer over 750kg.

We strongly recommend check you driving licence entitlements on the DVLA website using this link https://www.gov.uk/driving-licence-categories

What is your warranty for purchases?

Teamed with our fully functional onsite and experienced workshop, we offer customers a 2 year return to site repairs warranty on all purchases, along with a 10 year roof warranty. Full details are give upon handover of your new 5th wheel.

IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION FOR TOWING FIFTHWHEELS?

When you reach 70 firstly you will need to renew your driving licence and have to take a medical every year to keep your CE category on your driving license. This means that you may not be able to drive a larger UK/European or American motorhome but you can tow a caravan or fifthwheel as long as your tow vehicle does not exceed 3500kg GVWR as this requires the BE category on your licence. For more information on this please see the DVLA website for the most up to date information > https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70.

Do you take part exchange?

When making a purchase we are happy to consider a part exchange on all UK, European and American Caravans, Fifthwheels, Motorhomes, Cars and Trucks. We have even been known to take boats. Let us know what you would like to part exchange when you make your enquiry.

Can I buy a tow vehicle from you?

Yes we can supply New and Used pickups both UK and American imports. We also have an exclusive partnership with UK manufacturers for new vehicles to suite all you requirements and budget.

Do you uprate vehicles?

Yes we do. We exclusively have arrangements with DVLA to uprate the gross train weight of UK trucks to 8250kg. Much more than the competition who can only offer 5250kg.