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Old 22 October 2018, 13:23   #31
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Iíve been pulled, got all the way from Aberdeen to within half an hour of home. Plod pulled me on the A1, didnít prosecute, but wouldnít let me proceed until Iíd fixed the lights.
So if the lights were working, but they were chuffing about light spacing etc, how did you fix it at the roadside? Not being sarcy; genuinely interested. This is the nightmare scenario. It turns out I towed to Easdale and back, and to Lough Derg and back with a non-legal trailer. So it's a "ther but for the grace of God..." type question.
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Old 22 October 2018, 13:36   #32
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and to Lough Derg and back
I think I can safely say that you were in very little danger on this side of the pond. Strictly no f##ks given by our crowd. Oddly enough - when I'm rolling and the axles are creakin', it's the jobsworths on your side of the border that I worry about. Can't see that changing in March 'cos as Bronn says, "there's no cure for being a c##t"
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Old 22 October 2018, 13:40   #33
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So if the lights were working, but they were chuffing about light spacing etc, how did you fix it at the roadside? Not being sarcy; genuinely interested. This is the nightmare scenario. It turns out I towed to Easdale and back, and to Lough Derg and back with a non-legal trailer. So it's a "ther but for the grace of God..." type question.


It wasnít a spacing/compliance issue that got me pulled, more of a err ummm ahem ďfunctionalityĒ issue

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Strictly no f##ks given by our crowd.
Despite being 'in Europe'. How odd.
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Iíve been pulled, got all the way from Aberdeen to within half an hour of home. Plod pulled me on the A1, didnít prosecute, but wouldnít let me proceed until Iíd fixed the lights.

For sure they ALL go wrong from time to time,but was it ...For spacing Dave?...or light/bulb failure? ...Easy fix?
Mind you..I'd imagine it would be rather difficult to judge precise Measurements on a moving vehicle....at Night Eh
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mick can you take a couple of pics of the junction box please so I can get a closer look
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Old 23 October 2018, 19:00   #38
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It wasnít a spacing/compliance issue that got me pulled, more of a err ummm ahem ďfunctionalityĒ issue

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Surely the legislation only applies to trailers manufactured after 2012?
Earlier trailers will be fine with the usual old school disco light style trailor board hung on the back?
Please dont tell me they applied the rules retrospectively
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Old 24 October 2018, 00:39   #39
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Surely the legislation only applies to trailers manufactured after 2012?
Earlier trailers will be fine with the usual old school disco light style trailor board hung on the back?
Please dont tell me they applied the rules retrospectively


It looks like it, it seems to refer to manufacture date
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Btw I really like the look of those trailers with the oversized rollers! Saw them at the Southampton boat show - guessing they arenít cheap!
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