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Old 07 May 2003, 03:36   #51
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A local boat yard to me started bringing in yank trailer with binliners sorry bayliners, A couple of people lost their trailers of their cars. The problem was the ball hitch size is different in the uk (50mm) than to the states (55mm or 60mm) - so i'm told.
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US Imperial so n inches vs UK metric 50mm. Doh!
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Old 07 May 2003, 05:41   #53
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Yep.... thanks guys....previous owner of this US trailer & Humber rib is a member of HM Constabulary. He mentioned the ball hitch size difference and we're going to attach the US ball size for towing home.

We also had a chat about legality of towing 7m ribs with big engines on unbraked single axle trailers. He's owned it for 2 years and encountered no difficulties.
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legality of towing 7m ribs with big engines on unbraked single axle trailers
Leaving the law to one side for a moment, do you really want to do this? You had better have something seriously substantial as a tow vehicle or you're going to be all over the place.

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I followed the seller form his home to a local slip and back yesterday for a try out and it was a non event.

Lurcher is towing it home for me and he has plenty of experience in such matters and I will be guided by him. You concern is appreciated though. All vehicles involved to date are heavy 4wd's.

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