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Old 06 October 2013, 06:35   #11
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Yup, completely foolhardy - your all correct

I dont mind people telling me Im an idiot - its all good advice usually.

So now Im spending the afternoon changing the indicator bulbs - both were blown. So it wasnt my crap wiring as I thought, just two bulbs.

I did read that as long as its less than 3m wide, my van can tow it.
Get used to it! Once you've done it a few times though you'll find you'll be able to do it in 10 mins rather than taking all afternoon...
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Old 06 October 2013, 06:39   #12
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Maximum towing width in the UK is 2.55m so you need to deflate it to tow it,
no its not - that is the maximum width of the trailer NOT the load. Overhangs either side of up to 305 mm are permitted, provided the total load is not > 2.9m. There are means to go beyond 2.9m but I don't think they would wash if deflating the tube is all it takes and getting a 2.95 m boat through a 3m gap then deflating is probably wise anyway!

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I expect this wont affect you but unless your vehicle is ok to tow 3.5 tons then the maximum you can tow is 7m (trailer& boat).
nonsense- The provisions of paragraph (1) [which defines the 7 m rule] do not apply toŚ

(a)a vehicle combination or trailer which is constructed and normally used for the conveyance of indivisible loads of exceptional length;
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Old 06 October 2013, 06:49   #13
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What a fabulous Rib. Enjoy!

I can see that fence/post to the right of the picture "falling" down in the near future....

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Old 06 October 2013, 06:51   #14
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I might be wrong but I think those transits can tow 2700kg?
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Old 06 October 2013, 06:55   #15
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Fk me, another slap on the wrist from Poly and really thought I had this covered - you should give the DVLA a bollocking for not making their web site clearer and getting unsuspecting forum users into trouble - or have you already?

My trailer is just short of 8m long (without boat) so am I allowed to pull it with my Volvo XC60?
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Old 06 October 2013, 07:06   #16
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My trailer is just short of 8m long (without boat) so am I allowed to pull it with my Volvo XC60?
I believe yes. (1) the 7m rule applies only excluding the draw bar so may well not "legally" be over 7m. (2) it is a trailer which is constructed and normally used for the conveyance of indivisible loads of exceptional length - therefore the length rules does not apply (there are some other total length rules etc - but you'll be fine.

Of course you need to make sure that the weight limits, your license etc all tie in too!

As with all internet based advice you should satisfy yourself it is correct. The DVLA site is usually easier to understand than the C&U regs - but you can find them at legislation.gov.uk
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Old 06 October 2013, 07:31   #17
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My trailer is just short of 8m long (without boat) so am I allowed to pull it with my Volvo XC60?
I think weight is going to be your problem with the Volvo. Struggling to find the weight of your Rib, but estimate around 1800-2000kg in cruising trim plus 700kg ish for the trailer. Thats way over the limit for an XC60.
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What a fabulous Rib. Enjoy!

I can see that fence/post to the right of the picture "falling" down in the near future....

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when we bought our rib the gates were too narrow, so a new set of galvanised gates and moving the gate post over sorted that, funnily enough the rib now lives in Nth Wales most of the time, but that just leaves loads more space for the SR4 when that's finished
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Old 06 October 2013, 12:14   #19
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I think weight is going to be your problem with the Volvo. Struggling to find the weight of your Rib, but estimate around 1800-2000kg in cruising trim plus 700kg ish for the trailer. Thats way over the limit for an XC60.
I'm good for 2000kg - My RIB isn't 7m, the trailer is - mine is a RIBTEC 655, all up is 678kg plus another 100 for fuel and odds and sods then another 815 for the trailer, takes me just shy of 1500.
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Old 06 October 2013, 12:54   #20
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Trimix love the look of your new boat, looks fab

My slight concern would be it dose not look at all suitable for diving from, as I thought this was your intention, is it not?

Looks great though
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