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Old 20 February 2015, 17:48   #11
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So there are rules on where the triangles and lights need to be relative to the trailer width. Think the rules are ambiguous with regard to boat width vs trailer width. But it would be hard to imagine that the trailer width us less than the trailer board... Without a tape measure I don't know but I think the lights are too far from the ends of the board at least. But I suspect even at the extremes of the board may not technically be wide enough for the tube overhangs, but I doubt many would notice that detail.

Its the kind of thing a cop car won't often pull you over for unless they are on one, have some other reason to want to pull you, you pissed them off but they can't easily do you for that. BUT its also the kind of thing that when I drive into your trailer by accident I will say means it's not my fault if you don't mark your trailer corners properly.

That's where my outline markers come in
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Old 20 February 2015, 18:06   #12
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If you drive into the back of a trailer then its your fault anyway...

The lights are within the limits from the edge of the trailer. The boat is the load and can overhang further.

The trailer in front though is commiting an offence by not having triangl reflectors fitted.

The rules regarding the width of the trailer and the boat are the same as any trailer and load. There is a maximum trailer width and a maximum over hang on either side.
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Old 20 February 2015, 18:12   #13
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PD is in front and pretty sure he has the triangles and is legal
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Old 21 February 2015, 05:39   #14
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Eureka!!!!
Sorted it this morning.
Many thanks for the advices which led me to a logical approach today......

Started off this morning checking every connection / bulb without the foglight - all fine, so deduced it must be something around the foglight not another problem .
Bulb OK
Wires OK, reversing them made no difference
So must be the connections.

And it was.....had connected one wire to the obvious (but wrong) terminal causing a short... found the right terminal hidden in a rather inacessible place - why I missed it last night in less good light.

Would be nice if people who made these things thought about the user, not just the efficiency of manufacture, or at least put a diagram in.

Now to check over the rest of the kit....I know I need new flares - what else will I find?
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Old 21 February 2015, 06:14   #15
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If you drive into the back of a trailer then its your fault anyway....
Rest assured, if I drive into your trailer corner and the lights are not in the correct legal location I will be making sure my very expensive lawyer is tell the very nice judge that its not my fault if someone puts a triangle on the rear of their trailer which should mark within 40cm of the trailer edge and has an allowed overhang of 30.5cm, so the triangle says there is an instruction here which could be 70.5cm from the triangle. If the obstruction is actually 90cm from the triangle and I clip it then the person who was in a position to prevent that accident was the person towing the trailer.

Especially as in that photo the lights could have moved another 30cm or so to the sides as the board is wider than the lights...

Now if I drive straight into the back if you I probably have less of a position to argue. Rest assured if I think I stand a chance I will be letting my lawyer give it a go anyway. "Your honour, my client says he was surprised by the size of the trailer given its illegal lighting and as a consequence scuffed into it slightly. "

Trailer lights are a pain. So fit your triangles properly as they don't need power...
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Old 21 February 2015, 08:30   #16
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You do get some belters on this site that would argue with their own shadow !
Think a few need to get a life !
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You do get some belters on this site that would argue with their own shadow !
Think a few need to get a life !

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You do get some belters on this site that would argue with their own shadow !
Think a few need to get a life !
+2 I just thought what a cock
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You do get some belters on this site that would argue with their own shadow !
Think a few need to get a life !
+3 Ribnet trailer Police.....
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I've broke a bit of my triangle do I need to worry? 😄


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