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Old 04 March 2014, 13:33   #21
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Nah, details don't match. That one on the road has a sterndrive. He was advertising one that had been converted to outboard.
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Old 04 March 2014, 13:39   #22
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I had a trailer jump off years ago because of a mismatch of ball and hitch, my old dad drummed it into me about chaining and likely it was, the trailer dropped to the floor and scuffed along to road behind my van and I just took my foot off the accelerator, put a few good dents in the bumper but that was it
Me too - but fortunately it was a small unbraked trailer and I was going slow; a Pac22 at speed would probably have been carnage.
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Old 04 March 2014, 13:39   #23
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Looks like a case of tail wagging the dog to me
If its that road on Anglesey it wouldn't have been able to go fast enough.
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Old 04 March 2014, 13:40   #24
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Yep glad no one was hurt but that was probably luck, I agree many people have crap trailers and dont know how or dont care about securing boats on properly. Have seen many trailers with boats with the wrong number plates, lights not working and not strapped down go past cop cars and they have been ignored. Its just the way of the world.
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Old 04 March 2014, 13:47   #25
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If its that road on Anglesey it wouldn't have been able to go fast enough.
It was "that road". However it is hilly and very undulated at points with poor road surface. I strongly suspect it bounced off. I've seen a mirror dinghy come off there and pass the car in front if me that was towing it.
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Yep glad no one was hurt but that was probably luck, I agree many people have crap trailers and dont know how or dont care about securing boats on properly. Have seen many trailers with boats with the wrong number plates, lights not working and not strapped down go past cop cars and they have been ignored. Its just the way of the world.
I agree boris, but as for lights not working thats down to the crap trailer boards that they sell that have the ce markings but are not fit for purpose as far as I am concerned.

The bulb fitments are pathetic and I'm forever having to check mine as every time I go over a small bump the bulbs come out of the bayonet fitting I think that maybe screw in bulbs would be a better idea.

There was a thread on this some time ago.
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Old 04 March 2014, 13:58   #27
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If its that road on Anglesey it wouldn't have been able to go fast enough.
And what do you know about towing your trailer is welded to your driveway it been there that long

Don't have to be going fast to jack knife looks a bit wet as well
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In fact that looks remarkably like the road from ABC to Menai. Hmmm
Confirmed here
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I agree boris, but as for lights not working thats down to the crap trailer boards that they sell that have the ce markings but are not fit for purpose as far as I am concerned.

The bulb fitments are pathetic and I'm forever having to check mine as every time I go over a small bump the bulbs come out of the bayonet fitting I think that maybe screw in bulbs would be a better idea.

There was a thread on this some time ago.
Get some of these mate proper fitting for the bulbs not the usual shite
http://www.towingandtrailers.com/tra...t.html:thumbs:
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And what do you know about towing your trailer is welded to your driveway it been there that long

Don't have to be going fast to jack knife looks a bit wet as well
I presume you meant that the "tail wagging the dog" was snaking which is different. Plus I know enough not to tow a trailer with the hitch to high and the rear end to close to the floor + make sure that my tyres are in good condition so they don't blow out
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