The so called 7 metre rule

Today HM-D Trailers will be discussing the so-called 7-metre rule which is a rather controversial topic as there are those online who believe that you cannot tow a three-and-a-half tonne braked trailer in the UK that’s over seven meters with your vehicle.

To a certain extent, the people who believe this are correct, up to a point…

However, it is all determined by two factors, which we will discuss.

  • One of them is the vehicle that’s towing this trailer has got to be over three and a half ton plated.
  • The other is that the person driving that vehicle has also got to have the appropriate license to tow over seven meters.

The difference with our tiny house trailers such as our TH720 which is 7.2 meters up to the leading edge is that it’s a specialized trailer, (specially made for the market, tiny house trailers.)

Due to this, our TH Trailers come with a certificate of conformity that’s valid in Europe, the UK and Ireland, meaning even though it is over 7 metres, you can still tow it.

This can all be confirmed by the UK vehicle licensing authority.

To learn even more about topics such as the 7 metre rule, head on over to our YouTube Channel for a step-by-step guide!