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Old 01 October 2013, 06:42   #1
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Towing restrictions

Im looking at getting a bigger rib but was wondering about the towing restrictions....google came up with a multitude of drivel that still didint answer it!

The boat is a 9m on a twin axle 3500kg trailer...The boat is very beamy and i reckon the boat and trailer has got to be at least 35ft long.

I know I can take up to 3500kg if the car can take it(L200?) but I m not sure about the width and length restrictions.

Any help appreciated
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Old 01 October 2013, 07:00   #2
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Think it's max 7m plus draw bar and 3m wide........mines over size and any distance I deflate my tubes , so far no issues with plod
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I don't think an L200 can't legally tow 3500kgs.

2700kgs rings a bell.

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Old 01 October 2013, 08:04   #4
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I don't think an L200 can't legally tow 3500kgs.

2700kgs rings a bell.

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I dont think it can either....Would a 9m rib with twin 150s weigh 3 tonne?

Failing that, got my old mans landcruiser....that could probably tow the Queen Mary!
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L200 is definitely not legit !!


You will be needing a 3.5ton tow weight for that, big Landcruisers (not the smaller Prado's) Big Patrol, most Landies & the Daihatsu Fourtrak will do the job.
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Im looking at getting a bigger rib but was wondering about the towing restrictions....google came up with a multitude of drivel that still didint answer it!

The boat is a 9m on a twin axle 3500kg trailer...The boat is very beamy and i reckon the boat and trailer has got to be at least 35ft long.

I know I can take up to 3500kg if the car can take it(L200?) but I m not sure about the width and length restrictions.

Any help appreciated
More details please, what breed of rib, what breed of trailer engines 4 stroke or 2 ?
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Twin 150 4 strokes
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My friend tows his 10m protector copy, tubes deflated with a pair of 150 four strokes all over the place, he did have a Jeep thing, now a Land Rover and has never had a problem - mind you he also has disc brakes which I gather is a no no over here, guess once the trailer Euro MOT comes in he'll be converting them.
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With a tow vehicle up to 3500kg gross you can tow a trailer up to 7 metres long (not including the drawbar or coupling) and 2.55 metres wide, you are also allowed up to a 2 metre overhang which must be clearly marked at the end (normally a piece of bright cloth or a high vis vest). For anything longer you need a towing vehicle over 3500kg gross weight.

Is 35 feet an accurate figure or are you just guessing? As the standard full-length articulated lorry trailers are only 44 feet long and that's pretty damn big.

All Land Rovers (excluding Freelander) will tow 3.5 tonnes, in fact the Defender can actually tow 4 tonnes if a suitable braking system is fitted on the trailer (overrun is not allowed above 3.5T).
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With a tow vehicle up to 3500kg gross you can tow a trailer up to 7 metres long (not including the drawbar or coupling) and 2.55 metres wide, you are also allowed up to a 2 metre overhang which must be clearly marked at the end (normally a piece of bright cloth or a high vis vest). For anything longer you need a towing vehicle over 3500kg gross weight.

Is 35 feet an accurate figure or are you just guessing? As the standard full-length articulated lorry trailers are only 44 feet long and that's pretty damn big.

All Land Rovers (excluding Freelander) will tow 3.5 tonnes, in fact the Defender can actually tow 4 tonnes if a suitable braking system is fitted on the trailer (overrun is not allowed above 3.5T).
Length rules don't apply to "indivisible loads" (which boats are).
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