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Old 29 August 2014, 08:33   #1
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Trike?

Hey has anyone ever seen a sib towed by a trike such as this

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I was thinking of just using it to travel less than 2miles to the beach ect..
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Old 29 August 2014, 08:50   #2
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is that a motorbike or a car in terms of the law? trailer rules rather different for bikes.
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Trike?

Rnli use Quads for launching some of their D class inflatables as well as beach lifeguards ,
Though i have heard in the past of trikes having stability problems when braking towing trailers
Dont forget not all beaches are the same & can vary a great deal in some areas what may work for one may not work on another.
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I can't see why not, for example, I saw a trike in Reading services the other month towing a large trailer tent thing,
it seemed to large, easy 6' wide x 10' long, and the Police didn't seem bothered as they passed in the car park.
I wouldn't like trying it but, can't see any problems with small sib n trailer, personally I don't like trikes,
but the large 4x4 quads look fantastic, thinking of getting one myself for sib launching, ideal for short distance,
cheap as chips on tax/insurance and fuel.
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Wow. I had one of them when I was younger. Prone to falling over in turns! Great for doughnuts tho!

Would say too light to tow anything of a size and not really good for the job.

Is it road legal?
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What Marty and Zippy said about the stability - needs to be driven with much more caution than a quad. Looks to be in great condition for its age.
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You'd want to try and get the tongue weight supported ahead of the rear axle, or you're going to find yourself without steering.

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They go much better on two wheels than one. To turn a trike at speed you've really got to get a back wheel off the ground...

I have a Honda trike & a quad and the quad's the one for towing! The trikes for fun if I ever get around to putting it back together......
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To turn a trike at speed you've really got to get a back wheel off the ground...
Yes...... I remember that sensation .. agreed it does look good for its age, but I wouldnt bother trying to tow with it
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I believe that the Honda Trikes were banned eventually in the UK due to people running over their own feet! I have no doubt it has the power to tow a RIB, but doubt whether it could handle stopping one, once rolling.
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