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Old 25 January 2012, 13:47   #31
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I have an 8.6m RIB with a (calculated) weight of boat and engine of 1140 kgs. My trailer weighs 950 kgs so total weight excluding fuel and gear is say 2100 kgs.
My vehicle is an X5 3.0D auto with a gross weight of 2695 kgs and towing capacity of 2700 kgs.


Hang on a minute guys, I was under the impression that towing with a vehicle under 3500kg the maximum length of trailer was 7m excluding drawbar ? am I wrong ? Also I would be interested to find out what sort of 8.6 m Rib and engine comes in at that weight ?
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Old 25 January 2012, 13:53   #32
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I have an 8.6m RIB with a (calculated) weight of boat and engine of 1140 kgs. My trailer weighs 950 kgs so total weight excluding fuel and gear is say 2100 kgs.
My vehicle is an X5 3.0D auto with a gross weight of 2695 kgs and towing capacity of 2700 kgs.

Hang on a minute guys, I was under the impression that towing with a vehicle under 3500kg the maximum length of trailer was 7m excluding drawbar ? am I wrong ? Also I would be interested to find out what sort of 8.6 m Rib and engine comes in at that weight ?
I thought it was a bit on the light side my 6.5 m Redbay comes in about 2 ton
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The trailer does have a maximum length from the end of the chassis to the samson/winch post. My 8.5 hung over the winch post by about 800mm, an then the back dolley went beyond the end of the chassis by about the same , and then the stern overhung that by a meter, so the trailer isnt the issue for that size of hull, but I agree the weight seems light
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You ate right about the weight. I checked with Cobra today and they say 1.7 - 1.8 but trailer is only 600kg so total is 2.3 so still below max but getting a bit porky.
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Hang on a minute guys, I was under the impression that towing with a vehicle under 3500kg the maximum length of trailer was 7m excluding drawbar ? am I wrong ?
that rule doesn't apply for an "indivisible" load, which clearly a boat is.
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that rule doesn't apply for an "indivisible" load, which clearly a boat is.
Anything over 2.9metres wide is classed as an indivisible or abnormal load and think you need 2 days police notice before movement,
The guy in the m62 incident will have been towing with solid axles wheels-tyres not for road use and had the book thrown at him owing to the great heck train crash a number of years ago on the m62 caused by a landrover towing and crashing onto the railway line killing 9 peeps
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Anything over 2.9metres wide is classed as an indivisible or abnormal load and thing you need 2 days police notice before movement
Over 2.9m is an abnormal (which also means it's indivisible as well) load.

A slight difference to what you said, but it makes a difference.
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There has to be some sort of length limit though ?
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