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Old 31 August 2012, 13:39   #1
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Trailer towing clarification please

Ok chaps.
So i have purchased a new boat Bayliner Capri 1952 Capri cuddy.
Its on an Escort trailer which i have confirmed thanks to trailor guy on here is american,
Now if towing this with a Toyota Hilux invicible ,Trailer is unbraked so legally it has to be no more than 750kgs so am i right in assuming that the weight on the Id plate pictured is 745kg of boat only weight then trailer weight has to go on top of this meaning its illegal
If so does anyone have a trailer i can have.
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Old 31 August 2012, 13:43   #2
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Yes, unbraked is 750kg gross ( trailer and load )
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The trailer may be made in the USA but that sticker is not from here. We sometimes have dual imperial/metric units on things like this but not metric alone. I'm assuming the UK distributor put that on.

The bayliner 1952 capri cuddy weighs about 990 kg dry. With fuel, water, etc you are way over 750kgs.

Just FYI the total (gross) unbraked trailer weight in this country varies by state, but 3000 lbs (1360 kg) is a typical limit before brakes are required. We've got bigger trucks over here
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They dont come much bigger than the hilux over here.
Thanks for the info now the problems start.
Do i start to convert this trailer new braked axle ,hitch and cables or do i just purchase another trailer.
Decisions decisions
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By the time you add up all the conversion bits, I expect it will be almost the same cost as selling the trailer (you would be surprised what it will fetch on EBay) and buying a new one.

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I guess it depends whether you can do the conversion yourself or if you would pay someone. If using hydraulic brakes it can be a pain to get them bleed out properly. Plus doing the conversion may not be straight forward. The good thing of doing the conversion to your trailer is you would be starting with a brand new set of brakes

Figure out the cost of change over parts, then see what is available for used trailers around you. Weigh the decision...
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Likely be a complete axle change (with hubs, backing plates, and drums included), a new actuator (if hydraulic) and brake lines. Don't know about your cable systems.

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