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Old 15 September 2012, 11:16   #11
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if it was towed by a Landcruise it was an illegal tow. The trailer would have weighed at least 1 Ton which chucks you into 4.2 ton on a 3.5 ton li,mit.
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Old 15 September 2012, 11:32   #12
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If you are correct and the total weight of boat and trailer is 3200kg, then you will be perfectly legal on over run brakes.
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Old 15 September 2012, 11:34   #13
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if it was towed by a Landcruise it was an illegal tow. The trailer would have weighed at least 1 Ton which chucks you into 4.2 ton on a 3.5 ton li,mit.


My lovely trailer is made by Degraff and has a 5400 kg gross capacity but will only take a 4100kg load my boat is 2.9 tons so I hire a 7.5 ton tipper to tow it anywhere

cheers stu

Large American trailers also come in with Disc brakes
Even behind a 7.5ton tipper you will be illegal, unless you have air brakes fitted and confirm to all the other rules regarding HGV trailers (which are far more stringent than for trailers upto 3500kg).
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Old 15 September 2012, 12:46   #14
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To clarify, the boat sitting on the trailer it was delivered on weighed in at a total of 3.2 tonnes, I'm pretty certain that the 'load' was well within the legal limit of 3.5 tonnes total weight.

So, has anyone got a trailer for sale?
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Old 21 September 2012, 08:18   #15
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I had a similar problem a few years back with a sports cruiser which was 3.4 tonnes on the trailer without any gear I bought a 2 axle streamline trailer (essex based i think)with bunks instead of rollers as they are lighter & 2 axle instead of 3 as the two axle trailer has a higher legal payload as its lighter
we did several long trips for holidays with this rig we carried as much gear in the landcruiser as we could and kept a weighbridge ticket for the boat & trailer in the glovebox in case we got stopped
imho triple axle trailers are more bother than they are worth numb to shunt around and 50% more brakes and bearings to fail after being dunked in the sea & you will have a bigger choice if looking for second hand
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Old 23 September 2012, 18:59   #16
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This is pricey and wont sell so I'd open a dialog and see if he'll take an offer of 2k which it is definitely worth. If this is a Degraff then it's the same model as my big trailer but I have pads instead of bunks.If you want a twin I think fillipflop on this forum might have a couple of 3.5 ton twins at his yard and he's a good guy to deal with.

Beamishken made a good case for a twin trailer but I love my triple axle cos the extra wheels really help keep the load steady But my 8.4 open Rib is a lot heavier than yours.

I have to be Honest and say that I would expect a 10m cabin rib to come in at more than the weight of yours but I guess I have been around heavy commercial Rib for too long.

I still think youd be better off with a Yankee Aloominum trailer.
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Update

Got a trailer and thanks to Tony at Seafari.

Boat now at workshop and undergoing good clean, service and the fitting of some new toys.

For those interested, the total weight of boat (200 odd litres fuel still in tank but stripped of liferaft, anchors etc) and trailer was.......3.297 tonnes......within limit to pull with landrover but we used the tractor anyway!

Thanks for the advice
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