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Old 08 May 2004, 17:55   #11
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If the beaurocracy really hacks you off, and it really does it to me and you want to avoid the crap the get a mail order number plate from Paddyland for a tenner. There are a couple of people advertising this service on e bay
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Old 08 May 2004, 18:04   #12
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I've got a erm, friend who purchased a number plate on ebay for his trailer. He didn't have to give any documentation.....
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Old 08 May 2004, 18:59   #13
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Well now, this is a law only applicable to England, Wales and probably N. Ireland.(Don't know about that.) It does not apply to Scotland. Nothing but your money is required to have a plate made here. Nor is it necessary to have other information or the blue GB bit on it.
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Old 08 May 2004, 19:24   #14
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I asked in passing to get a plate made up cos I melted it a bit in Halfords and a local car shop, both said I needed the V5 and identification so I didn't bother.
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Old 08 May 2004, 19:44   #15
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Nope, you don't. Maybe they heard of the law change and just presumed it also applies to Scotland. I presumed that too, initially.

I got a trailer plate made up last week with no GB on it and also a front number plate for a different vehicle with the blue SCO logo.
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Old 09 May 2004, 03:39   #16
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My new RIB and trailer arrive in a few days time and I trot off to Halfords for a trailer number plate. Having had to do this before I equipped my self with the following documents:

Tow car V5 log book
Insurance Cert.
MOT
My passport
My driving licence
My house address latest telephone bill

After great deliberation by 3 members of staff, my request was refused due to lack of supporting documentation regarding my identity. (They wanted to see a 'utility bill' as the latest regs do not consider a telephone bill as adequate)

My work activities require me to attend sites where my identity requires confirmation. I have had no problems with the following sites using the above documentation:

RAF XXXXXXX (this is the one Tony Blair rushes to in the event of a nuclear alert). I have been inside the actual bunker.

Buckingham Palace
St James Palace
AWE (Atomic Weapons establishment)
Nuclear Bases in Scotland
Sellafield Cumbria
War Office
Whitehall
Air Traffic control
etc
etc

So it looks like you now need more supporting documentation to purchase eight black characters and a piece of plastic from a number plate shop. Bureaucracy or what??

So beware the requirements.

Doug

Hi Doug,

I will need to do the same next week, so what do they actually require? I do not have any untility bills in my name you see? Would they take business invoices? or am I going to have to get medieval on them?
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Old 09 May 2004, 05:54   #17
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This should get me a red spot

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...category=36632

follow the link and get a number plate
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Old 09 May 2004, 06:51   #18
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the best bit was i went and got my number plate from my local garage with all the bit of paper due to the main dealer would not make me one up as my truck is owned buy my company not me and how do you get a water bill for a large company we even got the truck from him best bit is when i picked up the boat my boss lent me his new discovery so the number plates did not match
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Old 09 May 2004, 15:41   #19
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best bit is when i picked up the boat my boss lent me his new discovery so the number plates did not match
I was chatting to a retired police officer a couple of weeks ago and he said that, in his 30+ years in The Job, he did not once come across a case of a motorist being done for having a different no. plate on the trailer to that on the towing vehicle.
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Old 09 May 2004, 15:53   #20
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My understanding is that the trailer number plate does not have to match the car, but it must match up with the driver of the vehicle. Anyone know if this is true or have I been believing Porky Pies.
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