If you are new to caravanning or towing we offer a 6 hour caravan towing course,
On the session we will cover the skills needed for reversing a trailer, in a straight line, reverse around a corner and into various spaces. Attaching and detaching a trailer safely. Also we will take you on the road to cover awareness when towing on the road. Negotiating all types of junctions and road types.
This is a great session for people who would like to feel more confident with their towing ability whether new to caravanning or would just like to improve their skills.
The course content can be adapted to suit your requirements, you may also use your own vehicle and caravan if you wish.
We can travel to you if local and use your caravan if you wish.
If time allows we can go to your storage pick up your caravan, have a reversing lesson onto your driveway or any other exercises you wish to do.
The sessions are on a 1:1 basis or for the same price you can bring a partner or friend and share the time behind the wheel.
These sessions can normally be done Monday - Saturday 8.30 - 6 pm (light permitting)
Price = £250 vehicle and trailer included- 6 1/2 hours
Currently Training will be conducted with our usual Ifor williams 10x6 box trailer
Now all post 1997 drivers are allowed to tow up to 3500kg trailers many people will be towing for work purpose without any previous experience.
At Coventry trailer training we can teach yourself or employees how to reverse with a trailer on one of our towing training courses safely couple and un-couple a trailer and assess their on the road driving ability to ensure safe on and off road use of a trailer.
we have a Ifor Williams 10x 5 box trailer or a Ifor Williams 12 x 6 3500kg flat bed that could also be used.
At the end of the session a report can be supplied reflecting what tuition was given and what standard was reached by the candidate, with a summary of any area of their trailer use or driving which they need to work on.
A basic course is 6 1/2 hours £250
Do you need a trailer licence to tow a horsebox? Answer - You should have automatically been given the licence when the Law changed late 2021.
However it may be beneficial to yourself and the horse to have some towing and reversing lessons .
Here at Coventry trailer training we understand you don't want to take your pride and joy on the road without feeling confident to do so.
We can teach you how to reverse your horse box trailer, uncouple and more importantly couple the horse box trailer on safely.
And just as importantly check your on road driving style is safe and comfortable for your horse or horse's.
We can come to your yard and practice reversing there or use our site.
Prices are £250 for a 6 1/2 hours or £125 for 3 hours 1-2 people can attend the course for this fee.
On a full day we will cover the skills needed for reversing a trailer, attaching and detaching a trailer safely and covering the on road aspect to improve your driving standard. Normal hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm with a break for lunch but times are flexible. 1-2 persons can attend
Vehicle and Trailer included
On a 3 hour session we will cover the skills needed for reversing a trailer, attaching and detaching a trailer safely and a short drive on the road to cover the basic awareness when towing on the road. This is a great session for people who tow for work or pleasure. 1- 2 persons can attend
Vehicle and Trailer included
You May use your own vehicle if you wish.
As a Fully Qualified DVSA instructor I have been teaching Learner drivers for Twenty two years in the Coventry and Rugby areas, And over Twelve years teaching Car and Trailer, with 100s of first time passes on the old car and trailer test. Coventry Trailer Training will now help you with your towing, whether its for general trailer use for work, horsebox towing or towing your caravan.
We are well located for customers from Coventry, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Leamington, Kenilworth, Nuneaton, Hinckley, Atherstone, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Leicester, Solihull, Tamworth, Weedon, Daventry, Northampton, Banbury, Kettering, Wellingborough, Redditch, Worcester, Birmingham, And the Midlands
We are based at The Oak, Coventry Road, Baginton, CV8 3AU (B&B with good food!)
changes on 16 December 2021
Has the trailer test been abolished?
If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you’re now allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM. Check your car’s handbook to find out its gross train weight (GTW). This is the total allowable weight of the car plus the trailer plus the load. DVLA will update your driving licence record to show that you’re allowed to tow trailers. You do not need to contact DVLA for this to happen. It will be done automatically. You’ll get category BE added to your driving licence when you next apply to get a new driving licence. If you passed your car driving test before 1 January 1997, you are not affected by the change.
Here is a few of the many kind feedbacks I get.
Just wanted to say thank you! We did our first touring trip, and thanks to the quality of the training, we were so much more confident. Everything learned during the session was valuable and put to good use. A great experience with expert hands on coaching. Challenging, but then it has to be to get the best out of it. Thank you!