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Old 11 December 2018, 13:59   #21
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Where does this info come from? I omlyvask cos my trailer (2015 Rollercoaster) came with side view running lights which (obviously) died the minute the thing went in the water. Been thinking I ought to fix them and try to make them as waterproof as poss, but maybe I don't need to bother?
I don't know for sure but I assume your trailer will be type approved so it may need them because of that, you would need to look into that.

SBS trailer has LED side markers and I've dunked them many times with no issues.

Info is from NTTA which basically comes from .gov
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Old 11 December 2018, 15:17   #22
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I don't know for sure but I assume your trailer will be type approved so it may need them because of that, you would need to look into that.

SBS trailer has LED side markers and I've dunked them many times with no issues.

Info is from NTTA which basically comes from .gov
Yeah, I'd been assuming that it's like brakes: if the trailer has em then they ought to work. It's a right arse ache.
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I guess it depends what risk you want to take, if any!

They are always pulling in lorries and trailers where I am so it isn't IF I get stopped, it is when. (Stopped on Monday for a winter check and HMRC done a diesel check for good measure on way to work)
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I guess it depends what risk you want to take, if any!

They are always pulling in lorries and trailers where I am so it isn't IF I get stopped, it is when. (Stopped on Monday for a winter check and HMRC done a diesel check for good measure on way to work)

Wow, that's full on. Were you towing or were they stopping all passanger cars? I'm originally from near Cumbernauld and my folks still live there; I'm always telling the old man he's para about stuff like this but mebbe not!
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I've been stopped 4x for diesel checks in last maybe 7-8 years, once it was a petrol car! Been stopped for tyre checks a few times too. When i say stopped the plod just stand in road and pick cars to get checked and wave you into a checkpoint.

The police regularly setup a checkpoint about 4 miles from my house, it is circa once every 30-60 days this last 18 months or so I see them on way to work. Sometimes it is trailers, sometimes it is lorries, sometimes cars etc, i guess it depends what stat they need to make up that week. I see HMRC there maybe every 3-6 months doing diesel checks along with them.

I know they setup a checkpoint at loch lomond about 3 years ago specifically for boat trailers, they were pulling people in at the launch ramp. I've been stopped up there too!
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I've been stopped 4x for diesel checks in last maybe 7-8 years, once it was a petrol car! Been stopped for tyre checks a few times too. When i say stopped the plod just stand in road and pick cars to get checked and wave you into a checkpoint.

The police regularly setup a checkpoint about 4 miles from my house, it is circa once every 30-60 days this last 18 months or so I see them on way to work. Sometimes it is trailers, sometimes it is lorries, sometimes cars etc, i guess it depends what stat they need to make up that week. I see HMRC there maybe every 3-6 months doing diesel checks along with them.

I know they setup a checkpoint at loch lomond about 3 years ago specifically for boat trailers, they were pulling people in at the launch ramp. I've been stopped up there too for diesel and tyre check once and another time a tyre check on own.
the cops round your way must be on their game round here you never get stopped ive never been stopped for red diesel checks ive only been pulled in once that I can remember and that was for pressing the horn when I passed the cops I bullshited my way out of that one as I had dropped my phone and my shoulder hit the horn as I was trying to pick it up off the floor and didn't notice them
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It is lazy policing imo, easier to stand in a road and stop vehicles going by that might have a tyre close to the edge than do some work. I assume they pull lorries in to check their hours?

Red diesel on west of Scotland must be a big problem, anyone want some!
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Plug in resistors as 1 of my cars lights up like a Xmas tree last time I put a LED tailboard on, tried this today and it works a treat
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Plug in resistors as 1 of my cars lights up like a Xmas tree last time I put a LED tailboard on, tried this today and it works a treat
what lights are they and where did you get em Craig
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