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Old 03 April 2015, 07:05   #71
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I done my trailer test on Tuesday

I only done the 4 hour, which is the minimum I could find and it was 350 including the test. There was someone else though who had a 4 day course and was paying 1200.....sore one.

Anyone in Glasgow area I can put you in contact with them if you need the test.

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Old 03 April 2015, 08:17   #72
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But there has been discussion before if the lighting board attached to boat rather than trailer is legal and while the consensus seemed to be the lights are meant to be on the trailer not the load it was hard to argue a case that it was better for dinghy trailers so unlikely to attract attention unless you got a pedant who actually wanted to do you for something else but could not make that stick...




Thats the first dinghy combi trailer I have seen that uses that arm system to hold a trailer board out..
The major draw back is that cradle to the trolley sits about half way down the hull, so the trailer board on the arms will end up stuck right under the boat, not in a good position IMHO.
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Old 03 April 2015, 08:22   #73
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Requirements for towing trailers in Great Britain

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I did also asked them what they define to be the trailer. How I read it the trailer does not include the load and the weight restrictions apply to the trailer alone. The boat is not the trailer it is the load.

They never answered me though...potential loop hole in the system?

No loophole. The weight is calculated on the plated rating capacity of the trailer, not the load on it any any one time. So if you have a trailer rated to 2.5t but are only carrying 500kgs, the calculated weight will still be on the 2.5t figure.




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Thats the first dinghy combi trailer I have seen that uses that arm system to hold a trailer board out..
The major draw back is that cradle to the trolley sits about half way down the hull, so the trailer board on the arms will end up stuck right under the boat, not in a good position IMHO.
May be wrong but I think all they new ones are similar but the board is meant to be adjusted to the back I think. I also suspect 90% will be removed after the first faffy journey and replaced with traditional transom mount, especially if a mast mount is needed . . .
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Note the bit about "As long as the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen (aka kerbside) weight of the towing vehicle." DVLA need their arses severely chewing for giving out the wrong info. If you're towing a 2000kg trailer with a car with 1500kg MAM, the car's only going to weigh about a tonne. That's not even broadly definable as 'safe', it's bloody lethal.
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This is providing the vehicle is able to tow the weight and the combination does not exceed 3500kg
I interpreted that to mean able to legally tow the combination, rather than physically able to move it...
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