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Old 23 June 2004, 08:54   #11
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Well I understood it was true! Can you enlighten me on this?
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Should you have read the rest of that post - I see, it's 305mm. I stand corrected.
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The overiding law governing the size of my trailer is the width between my gateposts! And I have thought about moving them


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I thought the original question was about the maximum towable width, not about the overhang.

If it is all about the overhang does this mean that I can have a 12 ft wide trailer so long as my load doesn't overhang by more that 305mm?

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Old 23 June 2004, 12:13   #15
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From a previous post (again!):

Trailer up to 2.3 wide with permissible overhang of 305 on either side, but NOT greater overall than 2.9

Which I take it means that if your overhang is 305mm on one side it may only be 295mm on the other. I wonder who decided these figures and why!

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Thank you to everyone for the info I have a good idea what I am aiming for now, the rib comes on @ 2.7m so I am inside the 2.9 overall width also the over hang is about 290mm so again iside of the overhang maximum.
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There was quite a length discussion a while ago that might be worth re reading: Trailer law

Tony M who occasionally posts here is an NTTA council member, as well as a trailer manufacturer and a sailer!

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Only thing that I do know is that if its over 11'6'' you need to notify the Police of movement and intended route, 2 days in advance and also carry a second man
As for Tachos if its private use you dont need one regardless, however you should still comply with the Domestic Drivers Hours. Another bit of useles info is that you can buy an Artic tractor unit, remove the trailer coupling (5th Wheel), tax it as a PLG and use it as a car so long as its under 7.5t gross
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As for Tachos if its private use you dont need one regardless, however you should still comply with the Domestic Drivers Hours. Andy G
Andy I've looked into this and the drivers hours go out the window too if it's for private use. Got this from someone high up in local DVLA or whatever they're called now office, he also gave me his name and number in case of 'problems' and told me to use it if I needed to!
If anyone needs to exceed the drivers hours it would be worth talking to the agency about it.
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