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    Quote Originally Posted by marakasmalan View Post
    OK, this is the process. Go to license / testing station. Get police fingerprint form and medical examination form.

    Take id, copy of id and fingerprint form to police station. Get fingerprints taken. Pay R35.

    Wait 4-6 weeks, get report from police station.

    Take medical form go to dr. Some blood tests for drugs, blood pressure & basic health check.
    R150 at dr's who has specials for truckers else normal consultation fee. Go back to traffic dept and pay normal fees for card renewal.

    PrDP expires every 2 yrs, then you have to renew card. As far as heavy goods vehicles, I believe nowadays you cannot drive even an empty truck without PrDP.

    apart from driving lessons, also do a few trips in passenger seat with a trucker on actual work trips.

    I drove links 2 yrs in Africa & articulted trucks 4 yrs in Europe.
    Thanks-very good idea of yours to do some trips as a passenger too-maybe a lesson or two, then as a passenger, then a few more lessons.

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    So it is basically more difficult to get a license to tow a caravan than one to transport people...

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    You can then tow the vehicle for 1 year with a qualified EB driver with you.
    Hi all,
    if one did his B licence before, lets says, 5 or 10 years,
    he already did a learners period.

    I did not find anything about this one year learners period
    and people that I know, that did the EB, told me its not necessary.

    Whats now correct, learners again or not?

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    Learners again.
    I went through the process last year.
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    Thanks Willem.

    Does your licence say that you are a learner?

    Whats the fine if they stop you without a "supervisor"?
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    You still have your legal B license (card) for everyday use.
    You only need a supervisor when towing > 750kg.
    The learners is then an additional A4 document.

    Dont know about the fine.
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    You also don't need to drive for year with the learners. When you get your learners, make your appointment for the licence test immediately. I got an appointment 2 weeks later, but that all depends on how busy your local testing station is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platjan View Post
    You also don't need to drive for year with the learners. When you get your learners, make your appointment for the licence test immediately. I got an appointment 2 weeks later, but that all depends on how busy your local testing station is.
    So you drove only 2 weeks as a "learner" ?

    My problem at this stage is, we've got a lot of younger customers,
    that have only a B licence.

    For security reasons, we are upgrading all unbraked trailers with braked 1.6 ton axles,
    so the GVM goes up now from 750 kg to 1.5 tons and an EB licence is needed.

    I am actually sitting on a newsletter about that topic and want to describe the process correct.

    Thanks all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southerndreams View Post
    So you drove only 2 weeks as a "learner" ?

    My problem at this stage is, we've got a lot of younger customers,
    that have only a B licence.

    For security reasons, we are upgrading all trailers with braked 1.6 ton axles,
    so the GVM goes up now from 750 kg to 1.5 tons and an EB licence is needed.

    I am actually sitting on a newsletter about that topic and want to describe the process correct.

    Thanks all
    Yes. I had my B licence since I was 18 and upgraded to an EC last year. After receiving my Learners, I walked straight to the counter that does the driving test bookings and made my booking. The ink wasn't even dry on the learners yet. The testing station in Nylstroom is not that busy and I got an available date that was 2 weeks away. In CT it may be longer before an open date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platjan View Post
    Yes. I had my B licence since I was 18 and upgraded to an EC last year. After receiving my Learners, I walked straight to the counter that does the driving test bookings and made my booking. The ink wasn't even dry on the learners yet. The testing station in Nylstroom is not that busy and I got an available date that was 2 weeks away. In CT it may be longer before an open date.
    SUPER, thanks for the info, you made my day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southerndreams View Post
    SUPER, thanks for the info, you made my day
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    You can still maybe leave one trailer on 750kg GVM, even though you upgrade the suspension and add brakes.
    The max weight of the suspension and whether it has brakes or not does not make any difference on the license. It only upgrades the safety.
    Then you do not lose any younger customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southerndreams View Post
    For security reasons, we are upgrading all unbraked trailers with braked 1.6 ton axles,
    so the GVM goes up now from 750 kg to 1.5 tons and an EB licence is needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by W3771M View Post
    You can still maybe leave one trailer on 750kg GVM, even though you upgrade the suspension and add brakes.
    The max weight of the suspension and whether it has brakes or not does not make any difference on the license. It only upgrades the safety.
    Then you do not lose any younger customers.
    Was also thinking about this. How much heavier is the braked axle than the unbraked? You don't have to change the GVM if there is still enough "free" weight left for luggage.
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    Ok, we've ordered a caravan and being unfortunate enough to get only B licence in 1998, I need to go for my EB learners and licence. Where in the Cape area should one go for learners and the licence test? I did my bike licence in Malmesbury nearly 10 years ago but some restrictions were imposed thereafter on where one can go for the tests (depends on home address).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    Ok, we've ordered a caravan and being unfortunate enough to get only B licence in 1998, I need to go for my EB learners and licence. Where in the Cape area should one go for learners and the licence test? I did my bike licence in Malmesbury nearly 10 years ago but some restrictions were imposed thereafter on where one can go for the tests (depends on home address).
    And.....did you get it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    And.....did you get it?

    Not yet. We should get the caravan end of Sep whereafter I'll make a plan.

    Part of my problem is having to do the entire test again. That includes parallel parking the vehicle which will be tricky with the Navara - it is huge. But a small car might have trouble with the caravan, that is if you can find a small car with a tow ball.
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    Guys go for the EC license (code 14), you just do the hill, 30 meter straight reverse and right hand alley docking then on the road you go. Have just passed mine 2 hrs ago. Just my 2c.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    Not yet. We should get the caravan end of Sep whereafter I'll make a plan.

    Part of my problem is having to do the entire test again. That includes parallel parking the vehicle which will be tricky with the Navara - it is huge. But a small car might have trouble with the caravan, that is if you can find a small car with a tow ball.
    I know the feeling. I was in the same boat. Passed 1st time a few months ago. It's flippen easy. I stressed alot and while doing all of it, the stress went away! Also looking for a caravan of somesorts. Good luck!
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    Default EB - Can I tow a Imagine Comfort Van with a Disco 4

    I have a EB license.

    I own a Land Rover Discovery 4.

    I wish to purchase a Imagine Comfort van. Can I tow this caravan with my EB license??

    Thank you for any info.

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    If the landrovers tare weight is equal or higher than the weight of the comfort van, yes.

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