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Old 08 February 2009, 15:26   #1
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I plan to mount these on the trailer guide uprights;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAGNETIC-TRAIL...2%7C240%3A1318

Then put a number plate on the trailer. It won't be lit but I don't trail at night, if I did I can add a small LED light under it.

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Those are interesting could you be pulled by the cops if you dont have a working light for your number plate even though its day light I wonder ?
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Those are interesting could you be pulled by the cops if you dont have a working light for your number plate even though its day light I wonder ?
technically yes. I note they do have a number plate light - so it would "just" be a case of mounting the plate in the right area
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It would have to be a miserable b*st*rd who didnt get a sniff of the wifes """" the night before, to do you for that though surely ?
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It would have to be a miserable b*st*rd who didnt get a sniff of the wifes """" the night before, to do you for that though surely ?
Aye - but unfortunately some lines of work seem to attract those sorts of folk! The real issue is likely to be if you get stopped at a checkpoint with a VOSA inspector, and a police officer who wants to book you for something.
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Aye - but unfortunately some lines of work seem to attract those sorts of folk! The real issue is likely to be if you get stopped at a checkpoint with a VOSA inspector, and a police officer who wants to book you for something.
Yep. VOSA have been a nightmare since they became self-funding.
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Yep. VOSA have been a nightmare since they became self-funding.
so how do they do that then ?(perhaps we should start another thread because this is an undeniable problem) is it that the more impounds or PG9's they issue thereby forcing re tests etc ? the more they earn.. ....but on this topic,.. trailers have no test .... yet ...this is gonna be another can of worms
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so how do they do that then ?(perhaps we should start another thread because this is an undeniable problem) is it that the more impounds or PG9's they issue thereby forcing re tests etc ? the more they earn.. ....but on this topic,.. trailers have no test .... yet ...this is gonna be another can of worms
I think so-I'm not too up on the mechanics of it all.

I've noticed a lot more checks going on since they did though.The trouble is, a lot of VOSA inspectors don't have a clue what they're doing.

They can still issue a PG9 or GV9 on a non mot-able trailer.
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I think so-I'm not too up on the mechanics of it all.

I've noticed a lot more checks going on since they did though.The trouble is, a lot of VOSA inspectors don't have a clue what they're doing.

They can still issue a PG9 or GV9 on a non mot-able trailer.
Agreed .. I had one on a trailer that had no brakes because it was being drawn by a tractor. It was being used to haul a digger, but was deemed to fall under the 'construction in use' regulations , and should have had coupled brakes etc, so it got put off the road, where as if it was a farmer hauling the digger .. no problem
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Agreed .. I had one on a trailer that had no brakes because it was being drawn by a tractor. It was being used to haul a digger, but was deemed to fall under the 'construction in use' regulations , and should have had coupled brakes etc, so it got put off the road, where as if it was a farmer hauling the digger .. no problem
Why in this Country can't we have laws that make it easy to comply with, rather than the jumble of ambiguous crap that is impossible to comply with even with the best intentions
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Why in this Country can't we have laws that make it easy to comply with, rather than the jumble of ambiguous crap that is impossible to comply with even with the best intentions
Because Government don't think before they mess and they never ask the people who actully have a clue what to do.

Nuff of that from me though or I'll have to send us bilgebound.
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