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Old 19 April 2014, 15:00   #1
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Hi All, do I need a prop bag if my outboard engine can travel in the down position whilst attatched to the transom and is not protruding past the ends of the tubes (well out of the way) its no big deal as I have wrapped a hi vis jacket round, I was just wondering.

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Old 20 April 2014, 05:52   #2
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You gave more information here than you did in the other thread. TG is right for most trailer set ups, but there are occasions it is not absolutely essential.

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Hi All, do I need a prop bag if my outboard engine can travel in the down position whilst attatched to the transom and is not protruding past the ends of the tubes (well out of the way) its no big deal as I have wrapped a hi vis jacket round, I was just wondering.
(1) Are you sure you want to tow with the engine down (I can for 95% of roads - but a big speed bump or the wrong angle of slope could be VERY expensive).
(2) Its not really the end of the tubes which is the defining part (they are also part of the "load"). What matters is where the trailer stops. This will usually be the numberplate board / lights. If the overhang is < 1m then technically it doesn't need anything but is a very good idea. If the overhang is 1-2m in length then it needs to be clearly marked. Over 2m and you are into more specific rules.

The only time I wouldn't mark it is if the light board extends beyond it. There are a lot of people driving around not paying great attention and you really don't want one on them smacking your engine.
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Thanks Poly,
I will take a couple of pictures of my final setup tomorrow, a picture paints a thousand words as they say
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Pics as promised

To be honest I think I will keep it wrapped in the Hi-Vis for what it is.

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First run out 80 miles no problems, Just got to paint the GVW on the trailer
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Quite honestly... if another motorist can't see your trailer they need their eyes tested! Put your engine in the raised position for peace of mind. A propeller bag such as this is more like to stand out, given you're using an orange tarpaulin.
Prop Bag Cover for Propeller Medium | eBay

Now that's a rig!
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Quite honestly... if another motorist can't see your trailer they need their eyes tested! Put your engine in the raised position for peace of mind. A propeller bag such as this is more like to stand out, given you're using an orange tarpaulin.
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Cheers Sparticus, agree with you on the eye testing bit

Yep I like the prop bag trouble is I can see that going walkabout at least my Hi-Vis is only 99p

Had the motorhome (rig) for 4 years now its a bit big for just the 2 of us but we love the space and the layout, its hard at times finding parking space when visiting places, worse now with the trailer

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