passed MOT inspection on my UK trailer
Along with my new boat came a Indespension rollercoaster braked trailer. Here short MOT description:
- Paymant, first registration of a vehile, 130 eur!
- brake test, brakes were fine( thanks hector) but need EEC approval of brakes. After some discussions, one of the manufacturer plates seams to have a suitable EEC marking, considered OK.
- Measure loa of trailer. If more than 6M loa, need additional side light. Solution, made stoppers for the extendable light bord "frames", thus no extra lights needed.
- Beam, measured 211 cm, if over 210, need additional red and white warning light. Solution, removed the mudguards made some tricks and reassembled, now 209 cm ok
- no reflectors, added 3 yellow reflectors on each side on the frame
- no front light, added 2 white light on front of mudguards
- light-board, fog light on wrong side, swapped and re wired to left side
After had done the repairs" time for recheck. 20 eur thanks. All details in "to do" list was checked, also measurement of the trailer was checked. Everything was OK, until " were is the serial stamped on the frame....?" none was found but passed based on promise to fix the serial on the frame before next MOT test within two years. Then got the register
20 eur thanks, so the whole fun was 170 eur +parts 15 eur. In fact would have needed temporary plates( 17 eur) to move it from home to MOT station but did not bother.
Without the manufacturer plates no way to have it road legal over here so they are really essential. Tomorrow the SR 5.4 will hit the Gulf of Finland first time.......
fun on a boat is inversely proportional to size...sort of anyway