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Old 21 July 2018, 05:43   #1
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Is it illegal to have your light board attached to the a frame instead of been attached to the trailer as it is higher up. Thanks in advance
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Old 21 July 2018, 05:46   #2
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Is it illegal to have your light board attached to the a frame instead of been attached to the trailer as it is higher up. Thanks in advance


Technically yes, but Iíve done it in the past & plenty more do now. Iíve never heard of anyone being pulled.
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On a side note, I've just spent a valuable couple of hours sourcing & fitting these. We're off to Portugal next week via Spain. If your rig exceeds 12m in length, you are required to have these fitted whilst driving on Spanish roads. The irony is, they are illegal in the UK unless you're over 7500kg. I'll be taking my chances with UK plod, but not the Click image for larger version

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On a side note, I've just spent a valuable couple of hours sourcing & fitting these. We're off to Portugal next week via Spain. If your rig exceeds 12m in length, you are required to have these fitted whilst driving on Spanish roads. The irony is, they are illegal in the UK unless you're over 7500kg. I'll be taking my chances with UK plod, but not the Attachment 125960Spanish.
can i be dim ,and ask what they are please?
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can i be dim ,and ask what they are please?
they are like the long vehicle markings HGV's have (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-high...hicle-markings)
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Technically yes, but Iíve done it in the past & plenty more do now. Iíve never heard of anyone being pulled.
We discussed this at length a few years ago and I think actually the conclusion was that possibly the belief they were illegal was mistaken.
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Isn't it all about the height off the ground? All the "modern" type approved trailers have low level lights. Off the top of my head, don't they have to be around 600mm off the ground or thereabouts?
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I always thought it was about the board being online with the last object on the trailer hence the extending arms for the board. Usually the prop!!
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I thought the lights / number plate had to be fixed to the trailer and not its contents
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