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Old 19 November 2003, 16:06   #11
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Just out of interest, do you have to have extendible wing mirrors like for caravans with boats? - is this a legal requirement?

If you do that, the front load then becomes very wide indeed

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Its not a legal requirment for towing either. However there are requirments about vision to the rear which may make the use of extended mirrors needed.

Shogun is a lot wider than Suzuki Jeeps hence the Suzi driver might need extended mirrors to have vison to the rear of his load whilst the shogun driver towing same load may be able to see to the rear with his normal wing mirrors bla bla bla ...
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Old 19 November 2003, 16:20   #12
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Shogun is a lot wider than Suzuki Jeeps hence the Suzi driver might need extended mirrors to have vison to the rear of his load whilst the shogun driver towing same load may be able to see to the rear with his normal wing mirrors bla bla bla ...
The only time I've been able to clearly see behind when trailing the rib was when we borrowed one of the 3.5 ton flatbeds from work which are very wide anyway - made towing on the motorway nice and easy.
With my last van, I used to be able to see under the boat at traffic behind, but with my current van, although it's wider, when in a straight line, anyone up close behind I cannot see.
I was wondering at what point you have to put extensions on the wing mirrors for this, and if anyone actually does for towing their ribs around the country?

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Old 19 November 2003, 16:22   #13
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Wrong Meme111 when i got my boat the gross weight was above 750kg and no brakes were fitted. i had to change the axle.
Does that mean you have a South African manufactured trailer!!!!
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Old 19 November 2003, 16:36   #14
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I was wondering at what point you have to put extensions on the wing mirrors for this, and if anyone actually does for towing their ribs around the country?

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I just use one on the drivers side, I used to have 2 but 1 broke.
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Old 20 November 2003, 16:59   #15
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I had two of these extension mirrors for the last van, but the new one has bigger wing mirrors, and the clips won't fit now

Wonder if Towsure have anything suitable....

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Old 21 November 2003, 04:06   #16
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The new laws for length state -

7m + the draw bar is the biggest trailer you can tow, where boats are conseared this is a 7m hull .

you may tow up to a 10m hull on a twin axle trailer if towed by a goods veichcle over 3500kg (prob with a tacho).

So i better get a new yank pick up then, over 3500kg goods veichle and 5mpg on a good day.

The RYA are just bringing out a new booklet for towing and roof racking which is very good. if any one wants a copy send me a SAE to the address here.
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Old 21 November 2003, 04:19   #17
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eeek!

Jahno,

Now you are confusing me! The lady from the D.o.T. stated that the limits apply to the trailer NOT the load (boat) and you are allowed overhang in line with section 82 of the construction and use regs. What did I miss? Please could you give me "your source"?
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Old 21 November 2003, 09:10   #18
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The rules staes in the case of a boat it's a 7m hull.

Send me sae and i'll send you a copy of my sources, mainly a joint venture between RYA and DOT, and also article in octobers 4x4 magazine.

Wavehumper, belive you have looked in to this?
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Old 21 November 2003, 09:18   #19
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Send me sae and i'll send you a copy of ....

Whats all this send me a SAE lark, it's not bloody Blue Peter you know.
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Old 21 November 2003, 09:47   #20
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i would scan it but havn't got a scanners.

Jono

Dont you have a Jet Ski also?
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