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Old 18 November 2007, 14:17   #1
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Trailer Law

I found this site the other day, dunno if i found it interesting but it's certainly informative

http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/
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Old 18 November 2007, 14:41   #2
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The 7m max length is the one that most of us break
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Old 18 November 2007, 14:46   #3
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The 7m max length is the one that most of us break
A boat on a trailer is a load with other dimensions.
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So in theory will this invalidate our insurance if envolved in an acident
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Old 18 November 2007, 15:31   #5
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The 7m max length is the one that most of us break
I recollect that this excludes the drawbar..............

Do you still exceed 7m?

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The 7m max length is the one that most of us break
A boat is an "indivisable load", and a boat trailer is made specifically for the purpose of carrying an "indivisable load" and so different rules therefore apply. The total length from front of car to back of trailer cannot exceed 18m (longer if tow vehicle >3500 kg).

Explained here for towing rowing boats.
and here in general terms
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I'd be surprised if you weren't breaking the max width. I make the 2.55m as 8 and a quarter feet; a tad wider than our US limit of 8 feet.

While my boat was designed to fall within the 8' limit, I have load guides mounted which extend it out beyond that width.

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I'd be surprised if you weren't breaking the max width. I make the 2.55m as 8 and a quarter feet; a tad wider than our US limit of 8 feet.

While my boat was designed to fall within the 8' limit, I have load guides mounted which extend it out beyond that width.

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I've read it before but still not 100%
Max trailer width is 2.3 m with a tow vehicle under 3.5 tonne but the load can be 305 mm wider either side
Is that right ?

I've made up a set of guides but they are removed for towing

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In Holland width of the load can be 3 m. max and the trailer 2,55 m. max.
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I've read it before but still not 100%
Max trailer width is 2.3 m with a tow vehicle under 3.5 tonne but the load can be 305 mm wider either side
Is that right ?

I've made up a set of guides but they are removed for towing

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Not quite, there's a wee catch. Max width for load is 2.9mts so if you go for the full overhang each side you'll be too wide by 10mm. Who made these rules? Brainless.
If your load and trailer are at the max width you can afford to have the load up to 5mm off centre.

Just sussed it...305mm will be a conversion from 12". (304.8)
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