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Old 09 October 2008, 19:26   #21
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but isnt that the point -that it is completely irrelevant what the weight is as it sits there with the boat on it. If the trailer max laden weight marked on it is over 750 kg then it needs brakes? Even if its empty. Which is a bit of a b****r if that is the case as I always worked on the keep it under 750kg and it would be fine without the brakes which I had taken out of it.
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roads/vehi...ntsfortrailers
He hasn't actually said the GVW of the trailer is marked as over 750kg though. There's quite a lot left open to interpretation in this:-

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Cheers all.

Had a look on the dept of transport site.

The only snag I can see is if the specified max weight of the trailer is over 750kg then it has to be braked, no matter if the trailer and load come in under.

Time to get the paperwork out.
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Ideal lads,

Much appreciated the long arm of the law threatened a 60.00 fine and 6 points if it weighed more than 750 kg with trailer as the trailer was not fitted with brakes.

They then proceed to allow it to be put on a low bed truck and delivered to final destination but they wont pay the bill.

Just need to know my rights before a few questions are asked.
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Old 10 October 2008, 01:14   #22
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I wonder how many of us, in all innocence, are illegal? I wonder how many of us, in all innocence, are running above the maximum rated trailer capacity?
No such thing in the eyes of PC Plod, there's loads of public weighbridges so no excuse. More likely people know but don't want the expense

Here's the list for Hampshire just for info

http://www.hants.gov.uk/regulatory/t...ighbridges.pdf
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Old 10 October 2008, 01:40   #23
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No such thing (as ignorance of the law) in the eyes of PC Plod, there's loads of public weighbridges so no excuse. More likely people know but don't want the expense
Just trying to judge how many of us might be clueless what their boat and trailer weigh.

You are absolutely right to say ignorance is no excuse...that's why I'm going down the weighbridge Let's remember, in this instance, being legal means being safe...and how many of us would go to sea without a lifejacket?
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What trailer was under it?
Roller coaster 1 unbraked.
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Old 10 October 2008, 08:26   #25
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just found out that with a trailor up to 750 kgs the max trailor length is 7 metres and 2.3 meters wide wide so for some sailing boats they could well be over .
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Here's the evidence.....

Smug recovery guy too
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Old 10 October 2008, 09:03   #27
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Suspect he could have booked you for the home made number plate anyway!
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Hmmm,

maybe ....

That's not the point damn it!!
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Suspect he could have booked you for the home made number plate anyway!
Or the fact that it's hidden behind the engine...
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looks ok to me though cant see the triangles on the lighting board and as polwart says the number plate is missing , and you dont need forward facing white markes lights on boats during daylight hours like caravans do as boat trailors are exempt.though could be the lights dont come into the correct spacing measurement if its not a wide enough board ,.regards lights your police ought to come around here ,the boy racers from a certain comunity even drive around with red head lights talk about sticking your head in a noose .what car or vehicle was it getting towed with .
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