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Old 11 October 2012, 10:04   #21
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bottom line..it doesnt matter what a seller, be they business or private, writes, says or doesn't say re roadworthiness.
If it ain't and it goes away on the roads then there is, on the face of it, an offence committed by the seller..
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Old 11 October 2012, 10:09   #22
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well thats the second hand boat market screwed!
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Old 11 October 2012, 10:50   #23
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Whoops wrong car I used the Defender and there was no harm done and its all sorted now
This is the chap I new http://www.ntta.co.uk/news/news_details.aspx?NewsID=12
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Old 11 October 2012, 11:38   #24
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well thats the second hand boat market screwed
and the cheepie cheepie car market, Ce'st la Vie
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Old 11 October 2012, 12:06   #25
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Hi all,

I need to drag back my Osprey from Anglesey to Preston for some tube work in a few weeks, but the brakes on the trailer are scrap. I could look at replacing the brake system. Alternatively, without sounding wreckless, I was thinking of towing it back without brakes.

It's 7.8m with a 250hp and it will be behind a range rover. I've towed it to a local dealers a few times and it didn't give me any problems.

Do you think it would be mad to risk it ?
Would it invalidate any insurance claim should I crash or be crashed into ?
Do you know the penalty involved if you get stopped by the feds or VOSA ?

Thanks in advance !
You will be snd , no over 70 son with no brakes your rig is no way 3 ton just make sure it is strapt up nice good style
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Old 11 October 2012, 12:37   #26
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Towing with an unbraked trailer is usually ok as long as you keep to the basic safe driving rules not overdoing it with speed & keeping a good distance away .
unless the laws changed you could only tow an unbraked trailer as long as the car weighed twice as much as the trailer up to a max of 750 kgs
Eg car 1000 kgs - trailer 500 kgs
car 1500 kgs - trailer 750 kgs
with a braked trailer it was weight for weight unless it was a something like a landy .


With regards to the A64 fatal crash on Whitwell hill , I used to regular deliver company boats & large yachts using both trucks and landrovers in the 70 s &. 80 s and it has always been an accident spot for caravans and trailers .
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Thanks for all the comments guys ! Looks like I'll be renting a trailer, spending a few quid sorting mine out or getting it on a low loader !!
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Old 11 October 2012, 14:04   #28
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You will be snd , no over 70 son with no brakes your rig is no way 3 ton just make sure it is strapt up nice good style
This is not good advice
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This is not good advice
Its not even English!
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Its not even English!
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