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jessdunn

Hi there, does AA have a driving trainer that does towing and car set up?

I really need someone to look at the car, look at the float, do the weight and towing calculations (car, float, towball), do the set up (chains, chocks, connections and basic troubleshooting) and a bit of (unloaded but attached) driving practice.

Lots of people would be keen to help but I dont think they actually do the calculations, I think they just chuck it on and go which is why I want a proper trainer with the knowledge of tow calculations to make sure the whole rig is safe.

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Anon

Hi there,
The AA driver trainers don't have a focus on towing in the capacity you require.
But there are a few companies who offer this service: https://www.trdrivertraining.co.nz/courses/towing-a-light-trailer/
https://www.passrite.co.nz/our-courses/car-lessons/towing-car-trailers/

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jessdunn

Brilliant thank you.
I just came across an article laid out in a slightly confusing way - are you able to clarify this -
"The rumours circulated at dizzying speed. You will no longer be able to tow a horsefloat with a car; only four-wheel-drives will be legal with a two-horse float; the regulations are getting so tough that even some four-wheel-drives won't be up to the job."
Is that one of the rumours or is it true that you need a 4 wheeldrive?

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Anon

Hi Jess,
We've not come across anything that would indicate this at all. The article you are referring to was written around 2005 and was in anticipation of some new rules that they thought might have caused issued- however they clearly didn't. :-)

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