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Old 27 October 2018, 14:04   #51
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I noticed that, but itís a Dutch built Trailer so assume itís fully compliant. I have the certificate of conformity. I wonder if the rules are different for us due to driving on the correct side of the road
My number plate is on the left
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Old 27 October 2018, 17:01   #52
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My number plate is on the left
From memory and hav,nt checked for a year or more ,but i dont think there is any iva criteria for the mounting of the number plate , i have mine mounted similar to PD however one thing it says somewhere is the plate should be the same shape as that on the rear of the car hence disco hence square ,hence even nearer to the ground ,hence regularly reshaped , ,as i travel the a14 from felixstowe container port every day i often sit behind lorry trailers which tend to have plates hanging on bungeee bands or string ,sometimes on the trailer sometimes on the load ,often a light not in sight and their professionals ' on my previous trailer i had leds on the trailer and then a two pin plug to plug in a light and number plate which i hung on the a frame ,legal i dont know ,perfect for me ,but can you mount the illuminated number plate on the load ???
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Old 28 October 2018, 15:33   #53
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Orwell boy - can you point to the rule that says the plate should be the same shape as the car? That seems unworkable and unnecessary.
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I read that few weeks back, can't mind where, will try and dig it out.
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I read that few weeks back, can't mind where, will try and dig it out.


It rings a bell with me too, could be in the construction & use regs
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I had a quick look but no dice, I'm 99.99% sure I read the plate shape has to match the tow vehicle.

Will have a proper check tomorrow
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That seems unworkable and unnecessary.
....Sounds about right then!!
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Orwell boy - can you point to the rule that says the plate should be the same shape as the car? That seems unworkable and unnecessary.
sorry ,i have had a look and i cant find the words either at the moment , i know i read it prior to getting all sorted for iva ,
Dont forget when you take a trailer for iva test there is not a boat in sight ,you can mount a rubbolite style trailer plate holder with wired light anywhere on the rear of the trailer even if its in the way to load your boat ,because when you load your boat you can move it somewhere else , just like you can put a new axle on a year down the road ,i have said it before its Triggers Broom
Travel safe make sure your trailer is amongst the safest out there ,its not really about lights and number plates ,it should be about a knackered bearing and a loose wheel potentially causing a deadly accident ,
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Travel safe make sure your trailer is amongst the safest out there ,its not really about lights and number plates ,it should be about a knackered bearing and a loose wheel potentially causing a deadly accident ,
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It might be about lights and number plates if a van decides your engine and transom look better in their grill than what is left of your boat.
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