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Old 12 February 2010, 09:05   #21
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There is of course the "boat" clauses that (for example) allow stuff with the lights that you couldn't get away with on a "normal" trailer......

Not sure how the overall dims are affected by the "boat rules"- Mine's restricted to 2.1M absolute max width to get through the garage door........
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http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/law/dimensions.htm

Maximum Trailer Dimensions

Towing vehicle up to 3500kg GVW
Length (excluding the coupling and drawbar) 7.0 m
Width Maximum 2.3 m

the very first section..
Yes but it's ten plus overhang
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only on my first cuppa so a bit grumpy, just use what ever trailer fits your boat, if you get stopped you know it's the wrong trailer, i've only ever been stopped twice for trailer related issues in over 35 years, plod won't want to do the paperwork now days, god knows you can run someone over and only get a fine, whats the worst they can do to you, if you're unhappy towing leave it in the garden
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Old 19 June 2011, 14:10   #24
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Change to Trailer Width Rule

2.55m seems very wide?
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do you still have the 30cm overhang allowance either side? I hope so...
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It's 305mm (old foot, 304.8mm equivalent).
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may help?
http://www2.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roads/veh...ngingloads.pdf

not sure about over width failed to find any definitive info,
Having looked again it appears to me to be the 305mm [as above] JW up to a max overall of 2.9 meters?

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I believe that to be correct. 2.9mtrs being the maximum width for the load in normal use and a trailer maximum width of 2.55mtrs. Unless there has also been a new ruling, a 2.55mtrs trailer width and overhangs of 305mm are not permissible.
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Thanks for the conformation,
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I believe that to be correct. 2.9mtrs being the maximum width for the load in normal use and a trailer maximum width of 2.55mtrs...
That is correct, 2.55m maximum trailer width, 305mm maximum overhang each side and 2.9m maximum width overall. This can be got around by submitting an abnormal load notification every time you move, but its a bit of a pain.

Remember if you go abroad though, 2.55m is the maximum overall width in most European countries. Any wider and you will need special permits, signage, lighting, etc. Above 3m and you will need an escort!

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