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Old 31 January 2013, 16:53   #21
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But has anyone actually been stopped for making their trailer more visible??

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Probably not...but if driving through Wales without a Welsh Dragon on the back of yer car you definately will. : whistling:
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Old 31 January 2013, 16:54   #22
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No, but the board must be on the trailer not the load.
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Old 31 January 2013, 19:17   #23
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How about splitting the lights and number plate.

On my (and most, I am guessing) trailers it should be possible to mount a small board either side on the extendable trailer board arms.

On one side have the number plate(square type) and the side/brake and indicator, reversing and number plate light, and on the other side the same but without the number plate light, and both sides have the reflectors.

That way, they can (probably) be retracted to be out of the way of engine etc for launching, and can be left if they are submersable.

Just a thought, and there is probably something illegal about it, but worth a try if it is allowed?

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I have a plug at the lighting board so I can remove the board in seconds leaving the cable attached to the trailer. Very simple.
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I mounted mine either side of the trailer chassis on home made lighting mounts. The led lights from the Australian company haven't let me down yet.
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Old 31 January 2013, 19:39   #26
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I mounted mine either side of the trailer chassis on home made lighting mounts. The led lights from the Australian company haven't let me down yet.
That was exactly what I was trying to explain!

Worried about the number plate location though, as it might not meet the rules regarding location and visibility from all angles etc, particularly if the boat is on board.

Nice rugged, looking trailer though!

BTW what Australian company did you get the lights from?

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The lights are led auto lamp ones. Lifetime warranty on them and pretty rugged.

I got fed up trying to store a 6ft trailer board so built my own onto the trailer. It also is handy for recovering in the dark as the lights give you reference points to aim for.

The number plates actually not too bad when the boats on. It can't be seen at the extreme left of the regulation arc but the tow vehicle one can be seen by that point.
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The lights are led auto lamp ones. Lifetime warranty on them and pretty rugged.

I got fed up trying to store a 6ft trailer board so built my own onto the trailer. It also is handy for recovering in the dark as the lights give you reference points to aim for.

The number plates actually not too bad when the boats on. It can't be seen at the extreme left of the regulation arc but the tow vehicle one can be seen by that point.
Good Idea, I think I will go down this route. I get fed up as well, pulling the board off, putting it in the car, undoing all the cable every time I launch.
My boat would obscure the number plate too much, but I guess there is nothing against having 2? one each side, as long as they are the same??

If the lights have a lifetime warranty on them, then it seems the way to go.

I went to Canada in the Autumn, and did a bit of fishing, and was amazed that all the trailers there were fully wired in all the time with LED's, and it looked so easy!

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I have a plug at the lighting board so I can remove the board in seconds leaving the cable attached to the trailer. Very simple.
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Here's mine

and lights down the side too, everything led
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