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Old 01 February 2013, 18:42   #51
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Put your rear fog lights on, it lights the boat up a treat...
My Toyota Hilux's 12N socket cuts off the vehicles fog but illuminates the trailer fog.
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Old 01 February 2013, 20:53   #52
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I've got to say though, there's nothing bad about running a string of LED's around your rig whilst under way, on the road.
Except that there are certain rules about lighting and if you are sitting on 9 points you don't want to upset someone who decides to prove them!

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AFAIK (amd I didn't check 'cos I didn't plan to change my plan) you need to be travelling below a certain speed - it's something silly like 20-40mph.

This bothered me not a jot
There are various classes of vehicle entitled (in the UK) to be fitted with orange beacons. One of them is vehicles with a maximum speed of 25 mph. Gritters etc are also pemitted to fit/use at higher speeds.

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Well, perhaps not when you mount it on an extension bar outward from the starboard mudguard...

It did keep 'em wide though
Beacons (in the UK) must be 1.2m above the ground.

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Item 7(ii) in this link (The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989) states that you can have amber flashing light on any vehicle for the following purpose "when it is necessary or desirable to warn persons of the presence of the vehicle". This applies to the UK not sure about Ireland.
You are confusing using and fitting. The fitting rules are for specific types of vehicle then the use is "when it is necessary to warn"...
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Old 02 February 2013, 01:55   #53
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Beacons (in the UK) must be 1.2m above the ground.
Same here

It must have been an omission on the part of the drafting authority - no category quite covers "110 towing a 2.7m wide dark blue Redbay hurtling down country lanes in the dark trying to avoid numpties who pull out again immediately after you pass"
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Old 02 February 2013, 03:28   #54
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I was towed by AA once and was told to switch hazards off as it was illegal when moving. But that was 20+ years ago so may be out of date advice.
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As of September 1990 All trailers over 6 metres in length
must have amber side markers and combined amber reflectors,
Not less than 4mtres from the front
Not more than 1 metre from the rear
With a spacing not more than 3 metres between each lamp .

All trailers over 1.6 metre wide need white front facing marker lights ( though i think there used to be an exclusion if it was a boat trailer used only during daylight hours )
Over 2.1 metre wide both front and rear Outline (front facing profile)lights are required eg( (caravan ).

Max towing length 6 metres
but with a maximum of 7 metres if it is classed as an Indivisible load ( load that can not be readily broken into smaller units ) eg aircraft/ helicopter / boat hull .
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Old 02 February 2013, 03:53   #56
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As of September 1990 All trailers over 6 metres in length
must have amber side markers and combined amber reflectors,
Not less than 4mtres from the front
Not more than 1 metre from the rear
With a spacing not more than 3 metres between each lamp
Is this correct? If so, my brand new in 2009 trailer is illegal
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Is this correct? If so, my brand new in 2009 trailer is illegal
There is an exemption in Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations for: "A trailer constructed or adapted for the carriage and launching of a boat." which applies to:

- Front Position Lamps
- Side Marker Lamps
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Old 02 February 2013, 04:36   #58
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I think most police would be happy to see lights on and most of them working.no matter how high,far apart.on load or veic...................
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I know it's American, but this is a well lit trailer with LED rear lights, wheel arch marker lights and amber side lights. Kinda puts our plastic light boards to shame. I especially like the tail marker lights below the outboard... nice!

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There is an exemption in Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations for: "A trailer constructed or adapted for the carriage and launching of a boat." which applies to:

- Front Position Lamps
- Side Marker Lamps
Damn. I'm legal again ...
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