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Old 11 March 2010, 05:32   #1
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official boat trailer registration for Germany

Hello,
I have bought an used Bramber boat trailer for 2 weeks in England, RG2/1100,
Date manufactured: June 2006.
And now the Bramber trailer is in Germany.
In Germany we need an official registration document with stamp and sign from the boat trailer manufactor.
Without the official Bramber trailer registration document, it is forbidden to drive on German roads.

I have written many times to Bramber, but I get no document from Bramber.

Who can help me?


Thank you very much


Best regards
Jürgen
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Old 11 March 2010, 06:06   #2
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I live in France, and have had similar problems. The only solution I have found is to use a UK registered car and have an AXA european insurance policy..ie I can drive my car in France with French insurance that also covers the trailer ( the same as UK insurance).


There are very few UK made trailers that are approved in Europe. Ifor Williams are the only one I have found. Europe requires a "logbook", hence type approval etc is needed. UK manufacturers will send you documents showing that axels etc are EU approved, but the chassis needs type approval and that ain't going to happen!

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Old 11 March 2010, 07:45   #3
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I think you are going to struggle to get anything out of Bramber on this.

Fortunately our trailer laws do not require any registration document for our trailers, so even the manufacturer will not be able to provide one, and we are able to chop and change trailers and components freely, or build our own.

This is however no help at all to you.

Unfortunately it will also be impossible for you to sell the trailer anywhere other than the UK.

All I can suggest is that you return the trailer to the UK somehow to sell it.

Perhaps somebody on here can store it for you.

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All I can suggest is that you return the trailer to the UK somehow to sell it.
given the cost of shipping it back to the UK I would have thought you might be just as well selling it in Germany as a "yard" trailer - not for use on the roads?

Unless there is any way to get a trailer individually approved? So e.g. in the UK if I buy a standard car (ford, mazda, etc) then it comes with the sort of paperwork and type approvals that you are wanting for a trailer. However I can also build a new car from scratch (or by significantly modifying old ones) and take it through a process known as Single Vehicle Approval. It costs money but its not that expensive. I would have thought that there would be similar rules for kit cars etc in Germany - in which case could the trailer be put through under those rules? Just an idea...
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Old 12 March 2010, 06:13   #5
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Hello,
I have bought an used Bramber boat trailer for 2 weeks in England, RG2/1100,
Date manufactured: June 2006.
And now the Bramber trailer is in Germany.
In Germany we need an official registration document with stamp and sign from the boat trailer manufactor.
Without the official Bramber trailer registration document, it is forbidden to drive on German roads.

I have written many times to Bramber, but I get no document from Bramber.

Who can help me?


Thank you very much


Best regards
Jürgen
Bit of Googling shows that Terry Williams is the CEO of Bramber Trailers, perhaps if you wrote to him directly and offered £20 to cover their administrative costs?
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Old 12 March 2010, 08:01   #6
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I have come across the before; I sold a boat to a gentleman (who is on here and may well be able to offer some advice) in Greece. He has had to go through all sorts of hoops to get the trailer registered and legal out there. I remember before he bought the boat I had to supply all manner of details on the trailer for the authorities. I think I'm right in saying (well, this was the case in Greece anyway) the trailer had to be registered to the car. That meant if he wanted to sell his car he would have to re-register it under the new car.

All sounds a bit involved if you ask me. I'm glad our trailer regulations are so lapse!
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Old 12 March 2010, 12:47   #7
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thank you very much for your support and understanding.
I have talked with the salesmanger from Bramber.
I will get the necessary document with stamp and sign from the trailer manufacture Bramber.

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