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Old 18 October 2008, 19:30   #11
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I've done that myself with a trailerboard. Should be OK as long as it's at eye level to car drivers. Higher than that and you're asking for a tug from the police.
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Old 19 October 2008, 08:02   #12
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Successfully completed my first roadtrip with the SR4 on the new trailer
Many thanks for all of the advice/warnings/pictures - appreciate it greatly.
Front was winched & ratchet strapped down, rear heavily ratchet strapped also.
Engine tilted & blocked with shaped wood before also being ratchet strapped.
Result - covered 100 miles across West Highlands (including 15 miles of single-track) without incident, so thanks again.

One thing though - was worried lighting/number plate was obscured when mounted on trailing edge of trailer due to propellor bag etc so ended up mounting it on A-frame (no missing it there!).
Anyone else come across this?

I got a searider yesterday and had to tow it 270 miles back home. I've pulled trailers bigger so wasn't to worried about that but pulling one that you don't know nothing about was a sherif star twitcher! Luckily the guy hadn't told an porkies and the degraff trailer was nearly new (dunked 5 times he said) Hubs got only slightly warm after the whole trip.
Had a real pain with the lighting board though as this doesn't have an Aframe. Had to mount it under the tubes and a few coppers passed me with out a second look.
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Old 19 October 2008, 08:27   #13
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Hi Bob
did you bring iot down from Kilberry? Travel that road many times from Tayvallich with the rib interesting drive and sometimes tiresome!!
I have the same problen with the board and I to strap it accross the 'a' frme as low as possible just incase the 'boys in blue' are having an off day.
Take care C U soon I hope on the Sound of Jura.
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Had a real pain with the lighting board though as this doesn't have an Aframe. Had to mount it under the tubes and a few coppers passed me with out a second look.
Mine is like that too. Mine is legal within the letter of the law, and it is in a secure place - but I do keep meaning to fit extension bars the the trailer to move it back.
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I made a set of extension bars for my trailer, but found when extended out past the engine they flexed and the board wobbled up and down a lot.

I've been running it as shown below for 3 years now and have not been stopped, even yesterday on the way home being followed down the M27 by a traffic car.
The middle of the No. plate itself is just obscured from directly behind by the prop bag.

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I made a set of extension bars for my trailer, but found when extended out past the engine they flexed and the board wobbled up and down a lot.
Yes this is a real downside, failed bulbs is my common problem also , sometimes I've had it come free from its pin mount, so I tie it on with bungee straps too my last trailer was better where the board sat in a holder and was secured by its own bungees
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I had mine suspended by zipties as that's all I had when I picked it up. Offside side light worked for about half an hour, stopped fixed it and then had to do it again an hour down the road. Will have to work something out for the fixing.
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Cheers

Thanks for all of the advice - and yip, the single track/passing places road was definitely a "There's No way I'm reversing, pal, sorry" experience. . .
As it turns out, I spoke to a traffic cop the other day ran it past him 9excuse the pun).
His position was that as long as it was clear and easily readable (and lit), he'd be happy.
As to mounting on A frame, he mentioned that some new Luton vans have the reg plate high above the rear door, so actual height shouldn't be a problem...
Suspect i should've got his number just in case I need to quote him if I end up on the hard shoulder behind a police Range Rover

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he mentioned that some new Luton vans have the reg plate high above the rear door, so actual height shouldn't be a problem...
Thats a good point .. I havnt seen one like that in ages though,.. anyone know if this is still ok at that height ? Ive seen that on older removal vans too
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Thats a good point .. I havnt seen one like that in ages though,.. anyone know if this is still ok at that height ? Ive seen that on older removal vans too
Not sure if having the brake/tail/indicators way above eye level is legal though. Lutons still have a normal set of light clusters below the body.
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