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Old 06 February 2009, 07:08   #1
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ultimate trailer board!

I've bought and thrown away a lot of trailer boards over the years and I've decided to make one that lasts forever - well at least a month!

I'm going to make it out of upvc sofitt and use led lamps higed in the middle any body got any suggestions as to any other feature for me to pimp my trailer board
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Old 06 February 2009, 07:37   #2
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Why not add a 'this vehicle is reversing' sounder?

Reversing light.

Boat name sign written on the board.

Engine logo.

RIB logo.

RIBnet sticker.
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Old 06 February 2009, 09:42   #3
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I've bought and thrown away a lot of trailer boards over the years and I've decided to make one that lasts forever - well at least a month!

I'm going to make it out of upvc sofitt and use led lamps higed in the middle any body got any suggestions as to any other feature for me to pimp my trailer board
Marker plates. Yellow with reflective red stripes. Graft in side markers up near the front so's the goons who only look just past the end of their bonnets have a chance of seeing you coming. If Mr Plod stops you, at least you can show you are trying.
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Old 06 February 2009, 10:59   #4
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Why not add a 'this vehicle is reversing' sounder?
Don't forget it would need to be bilingual if in Wales :P

Otherwise I always wonder why trailerboards never have a reversing light on them
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Old 06 February 2009, 11:49   #5
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Plaster this stuff all over it;

Conspic

And they'll think it's a police boat and leave you alone, or trash it depending on demeanor
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Old 06 February 2009, 11:52   #6
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Can I just hijack this by asking if anyone has added lights down the side of the trailer? The number of times the trailers nearly been side swiped at night on the motorway has got me to thinking to fitting yellow marker lights. I'm not sure but I seem to remember a trailer has to be a certain length to have lights down the sides?
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Old 06 February 2009, 11:58   #7
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Here in the US, you have to have marker lights if the trailer is over some length (but I don't recall what it is.)

Since my trailer is over 80", I have to run marker lights at the (theoretical) widest point of the trailer (which turns out to be the fenders); I also have marker lights where the frame rails join the tongue. Plus the center rear marker lights.

Don't know your traffic regs, but here, you can augment lighting as long as you: a) meet the minimum specs, and b) don't cause confusion with the minimum spec lighting with the additions.

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Lights are covered under The Road Vehicles Lighting Regs 1989

Here is a breakdown of the lighting regs for trailers:

http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/trailers/lights.htm
and
http://completetowing.co.uk/towinglaw.aspx

although, some of them seem to exclude boat trailers.

I hate reading through regs
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Old 06 February 2009, 12:58   #9
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I stuck self adhesive plastic reflectors on the sides of my trailer not as good as side marker lamps (which should show white to the front and red to the rear) but it is a cheap solution from "The Pound Shop"
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Old 06 February 2009, 13:05   #10
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Lights are covered under The Road Vehicles Lighting Regs 1989

Here is a breakdown of the lighting regs for trailers:

http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/trailers/lights.htm
and
http://completetowing.co.uk/towinglaw.aspx

although, some of them seem to exclude boat trailers.

I hate reading through regs
I hate reading regs too. My mind always wonders by the time I get to the third sentence and I end up on Redtube again
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