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Old 09 November 2012, 13:18   #1
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Omega tri axle trailer. Road legal?!

I'm thinking about buying one of these: boat trailer B-3500 triple axle | eBay

Attracted largely by the price! However, the ad states that only two of the axles are braked. Is that legal? I seem to recall reading somewhere once that all axles had to be braked...
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Give Mike a call at South Coast Trailers a call, he'll sort you out with something.

I know he's got an SBS R4/3500EL for sale.

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Thanks for the tip. I'll drop him a line! Ideally after something with three axles; my wooden motor boat weighs about 4 tonnes (we think) so I'm after something that will take the weight for yard use etc.
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Attracted largely by the price! However, the ad states that only two of the axles are braked. Is that legal? I seem to recall reading somewhere once that all axles had to be braked...
I believe you are correct all axels must be braked
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my wooden motor boat weighs about 4 tonnes (we think) so I'm after something that will take the weight for yard use etc.
so does it matter about the 3rd axel (other than getting it to the yard)
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That trailer looks very 'CAN trailers' to me Not enough rollers, and what's there looks cheap.
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How do you guys get away with such small trailers? Do all of the US manufacturers just overbuild everything?
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I was thinking exactly the same! *shudder* bad memories!

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Yes all axles have to be braked, so that trailer is illegal.

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Attracted largely by the price! However, the ad states that only two of the axles are braked. Is that legal? I seem to recall reading somewhere once that all axles had to be braked...
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I believe you are correct all axels must be braked
so does it matter about the 3rd axel (other than getting it to the yard)
Will be used for other boats too so on the road quite often. Not bothered about getting pulled over, just in case of an accident. Strange that they are selling a product that isn't road legal!
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