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Old 08 December 2013, 10:36   #121
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having bad habits doesnt always mean driving badly,
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and i would rather there was a little more leniency towards this to reflect the fact that the driver has been driving badly for years but has somehow fluked not killing someone, unlike when passing the first driving test.
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Old 08 December 2013, 11:02   #122
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If I stop you towing a trailer please don't confuse me with someone else. Unless it's obviously unroadworthy all I want to know is that you haven't nicked the RIB that's sat on it.
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Old 10 December 2013, 17:38   #123
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Just found 1 snippit of informatione that has worried me........ Please help me find somthing else which counters it

https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car/c...d-width-limits

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The maximum trailer width for any towing vehicle is 2.55 metres. The maximum length is 7 metres for a trailer towed by a vehicle weighing up to 3.5 tonnes (3,500 kilograms).

How do I tow my 7.8 meter rib around then (legally)?
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Old 10 December 2013, 17:47   #124
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Just found 1 snippit of informatione that has worried me........ Please help me find somthing else which counters it

https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car/c...d-width-limits

This webpage says (at the bottom of the page): -
Width and length

The maximum trailer width for any towing vehicle is 2.55 metres. The maximum length is 7 metres for a trailer towed by a vehicle weighing up to 3.5 tonnes (3,500 kilograms).

How do I tow my 7.8 meter rib around then (legally)?
Search the forum for indivisible load.
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Old 10 December 2013, 22:54   #125
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Just found 1 snippit of informatione that has worried me........ Please help me find somthing else which counters it

https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car/c...d-width-limits

This webpage says (at the bottom of the page): -
Width and length

The maximum trailer width for any towing vehicle is 2.55 metres. The maximum length is 7 metres for a trailer towed by a vehicle weighing up to 3.5 tonnes (3,500 kilograms).

How do I tow my 7.8 meter rib around then (legally)?
2.55m is the maximum permitted trailer width. In the UK you are however allowed a overhang of upto 305mm each side, upto a maximum of 2.9m overall. Wider than this is possible, but you then become a abnormal load, which means marker boards, beacons and having to submit police notifications every time you go on the road! If you wish to go abroad above 2.55m wide it becomes much more complicated, as you will require permits in most mainland European countries, which are expensive and very restrictive.

7m is the maximum trailer length that you can tow behind a vehicle weighting upto 3500kg. This length however excludes the drawbar (very grey area where the drawbar starts on a boat trailer), coupling and rear overhang which can be upto 3.05m before you come into abnormal load territory. As long as you stay within 18.75m overall (towing vehicle and trailer) which is the maximum permitted length (without becoming a abnormal load) for a motor vehicle and drawbar trailer, then you are unlikely to have any problems.
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Well folks as of the Moro I'm on my way to becoming legal to tow my setup
Have 8 hour lesson booked tomoro and from that he can access where I'm at then book test.
Guy I've booked only teaches trailer towing , and skid pan driving / fast response driving for police etc so should be money well spent
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Old 15 December 2013, 15:22   #127
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Well folks as of the Moro I'm on my way to becoming legal to tow my setup
Have 8 hour lesson booked tomoro and from that he can access where I'm at then book test.
Guy I've booked only teaches trailer towing , and skid pan driving / fast response driving for police etc so should be money well spent

Nice one, Good luck
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I quite agree...

If I ever have to sit a driving test again I hope they'll understand that I'm a busy man and have evolved myself to be able to multi-task unlike lesser mortals. So I am more than capable of checking my email on my phone while talking on it and possibly typing a text message at the same time. So I see no reason why they wont let me do that while doing this driving test malarky... ...people are always saying that tests should be more like real life. Maybe to spice things up they'll supply me a big mac to eat at the same time as well... if I manage to eat it without dropping the gerkin on my lap I should surely pass the test...?
Dood .. I hate to break it to ya .. but if I was your multi tasking driving examiner .. You have just failed.com ...

you have demonstrated a clear understanding of why it is important to handle several tasks whilst in control of your motor vehicle .. including the steering wheel , the phone, and possibly even retuning the radio to 'rock FM' .... you might even be allowed to touch your gear lever and indicator .. but.. you failed to spot that there is NO gerkin in a Big Mac .. .... NEXT
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.. but.. you failed to spot that there is NO gerkin in a Big Mac .. .... NEXT
Eh?

Do all the Big Mac ingredients come from the UK? If not, where they are sourced from? :: McDonalds.co.uk

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