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Old 19 July 2015, 18:37   #31
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I do find that when anyone asks for any advice on this forum there seem to be people waiting just to dissagree and post the even when they are shown links etc backing the claims. Opinions are like assholes we all have them.[/QUOTE]

But this is a predominantly uk forum why do Australians & Americans try to say how much better stuff is in their country when a poster asks for advice and gets advice relevant to their country we have our own rules & regs & you guys aren't going to change them so why interject when someone is getting location specific good advice
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Old 19 July 2015, 18:51   #32
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Looks like I've started WW3 and all I did was get the best advice on how to rejig my trailer,moved the rib and axle back and all is good easier to reverse as well.
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Old 20 July 2015, 01:00   #33
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Im from the IOW currently living in Aus where Ive learnt more about boating than I ever could of back there. Worked on commercial boats from the IOW from the age of 12 and also trained as a boatbuilder at the IOW college. Living over here has given me an income to trial and test plenty of gear which I would of only dreamt of back home. Sharing and trying to help out is a way of life out here, bickering and complaining seem to still be the way back there with some!!.....ever heard the term whinging poms

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Old 20 July 2015, 03:35   #34
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Looks like I've started WW3.......
Nah! you just gave us an excuse for a good old fashioned "Discussion" In fact a discussion, that actually has a lot of relevant information, presented in an engaging & entertaining way
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Im from the IOW currently living in Aus where Ive learnt more about boating than I ever could of back there. Worked on commercial boats from the IOW from the age of 12 and also trained as a boatbuilder at the IOW college. Living over here has given me an income to trial and test plenty of gear which I would of only dreamt of back home. Sharing and trying to help out is a way of life out here, bickering and complaining seem to still be the way back there with some!!.....ever heard the term whinging poms

Jon, don't take it to heart, we all get a bit of stick now & then. I thought you held your corner well tbh
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Emailed the people in your link about the 10% on their web site

Many thanks for your enquiry. Please note that all specifications And compliances are set by the Manufacturer of the Motor Vehicle.
We just manufacture the towbars according to there requirements.

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The picture of your tow bar showing the 250kg etc could be the tow bar manufacturers max weight for that unit and not the actual truck allowed hitch load?


I run a Ford Ranger ball hitch max load is 225kg, my old Nissan Navara was only about 120 kg
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But this is a predominantly uk forum why do Australians & Americans try to say how much better stuff is in their country
I don't recall anyone saying "I/we are better" - I recall people commenting that these are way thing are done here. That's it. It's good to debate these things. There's no law in the US that says 7-10% of trailer weight on the tongue - it's just the accepted norm. The discussion should be why does one place do it one way while another place does it differently? Car size? It would be interesting to see if the LR3 is rated differently in the US?

As to your comment to anyone outside of UK that should keep to themselves, I'll just peacefully disagree.
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I don't recall anyone saying "I/we are better" - I recall people commenting that these are way thing are done here. That's it. It's good to debate these things. There's no law in the US that says 7-10% of trailer weight on the tongue - it's just the accepted norm. The discussion should be why does one place do it one way while another place does it differently? Car size? It would be interesting to see if the LR3 is rated differently in the US?

As to your comment to anyone outside of UK that should keep to themselves, I'll just peacefully disagree.
My point was that the op asked a UK specific question which was answered by several uk posters which was then questioned by none uk posters which tends to confuse the info for the op
Uk trailers ,roads & vehicle specs are quite different to us & auz. Our trailers are in the main rubber sprung rather than steel & therefore have no height compensation capability as per compensated leaf springs therefore hitch height on multi axle trailers is far more critical possibly accounting for the lighter nose weight charecteristics.
our vehicle braking systems are often quite different too therefore uk posters are far more aware of the trailer regs in our country
It maybe hasn't been said in this thread but I've seen many deteriorate into an 'our engineering is better than yours' debate
I'm not saying one is better than the other only they are different & if you don't have experience of the systems as a whole then probably better to not post advice specific to other countries
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I have certainly seen trailers crashed, but I've also seen that in the USA.
To be fair, a lot of that is the way US drivers drive. At least once a trip, I have someone who bypasses a half mile of open road behind my trailer, brakes and cuts aggressively in front of me, and dives for the highway exit, all because being behind a trailer for a bit means they're being slowed down.

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