Originally Posted by pathalla
little Chevy Blazer
There's no such thing as a 'little' Chevy Blazer!
As regards what the plod/VOSA will be looking for, VOSA generally don't have a clue. Watch them like hawks and ask to see the calibration certificates for anything they use on your vehicle.
I had VOSA using uncalibrated (and way out) gear while testing my tractor unit on one occasion-giving me a prohibition notice for a fault which didn't exist. Don't even bother trying to be friendly. All VOSA staff I've met have had the attitude of a pissed off traffic warden (and I've met quite a few
They will be looking at everything if they stop you.Construction and use, lights, brakes, bearings,noseweight,trailer weight and axle weights for the tow vehicle as well as the trailer.
Check under your bonnet at the VIN plate and (if seperate) the weight plate on your tow vehicle. Some (usually 4x4's) have the max axle weights for the vehicle on there as well as the max towing weight. Make sure you don't overload your rear axle with gear in the car.
Essentially, VOSA are now self funding through the fines they give out so make sure everything is perfect or it could get expensive.