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Old 05 September 2011, 05:58   #11
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"So are you not taking it on the public road?" - What's the weight limit on trailers that they require brakes then?
As per Leapy's post 750 kg (assuming the car is rated to take that weight) gross weight. And I think it is based on the rating of the trailer not the actual load (so even with no boat on it a double axle trailer is almost certain to 'need' working brakes).

If it really isn't carrying a heavy load then presumably ditch the back axle on go single is an option - although obviously you'd want to be reassuring yourself this won't happen to that axle too.
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So are you not taking it on the public road?
Only for a couple of miles once a year to where I store the boat over winter, I might reconnect the brakes to the rear axle if I ever need to tow it any distence on the road.
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Old 05 September 2011, 07:53   #13
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Crikey Leapy! That must cover most boats above dinghy size then as the trailer itself weighs a fair whack eh? I must be close to that with my 2 bike trailer with 400kg of superbikes on the back. Good to know thanx.

Is this a Europe wide regulation does anyone know?

I know regs do differ as here in Spain the trailer has to be "homologated" and gets a periodic MOT to boot. That's not such a bad idea based on experience......
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