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Old 07 August 2007, 18:02   #11
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A frames can be made legal...if you use direct coupled brakes.. effectively making them a draw-bar trailer.. perhaps the insurance companies assume they're legal in the same way as they assume your boat trailer is legal...(MAM/Overhang Etc)...if it falls within the law... onus is on you to ensure that. Don't get me wrong.. I'm not saying they're not safe.. I looked at towing one behind my Yank Motorhome.. but I'm sure those available are not legal for transportation..only recovery.. so I opted for a trailer...by the way? You ever tried reversing an A-frame when you've fecked up yer navigation? You'll be wishing you'd gone for a trailer then..
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Old 08 August 2007, 07:05   #12
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..... This is because once the vacuum reservoir is depleted it is possible that the brakes will not meet the braking efficiency.
This is not going to be strictly true is it? The braking will be equally efficient it just requires adequate line pressure or really big feet on the pedal.
Does this 'accessory' braking system attach to the brake pedal of the towed car?

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An A-frame or dolly can only be used to recover a broken down vehicle to a place of safety.
Oops, so I shouldn't have towed that Transit 300 miles. Honest officer, I am towing it to a place of safety...it's just a little bit further up the road....
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Old 08 August 2007, 09:03   #13
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This is not going to be strictly true is it? The braking will be equally efficient it just requires adequate line pressure or really big feet on the pedal.
Does this 'accessory' braking system attach to the brake pedal of the towed car?

Oops, so I shouldn't have towed that Transit 300 miles. Honest officer, I am towing it to a place of safety...it's just a little bit further up the road....
JW... the quote in italics was from the DOT.. not me, but yes, some A-frames cable operate the brake pedal..and no... ya shouldn't
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