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Old 28 October 2009, 17:58   #11
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I misheard sorry That's good news then.co i like LEDS
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Old 29 October 2009, 10:05   #12
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Chris thanks for the web address. Looks like these would be the best option http://www.mobilecentre.co.uk/100mm-...olt-p-399.html

Now I just need to figure out how to attach them to the trailer.

...And wait until they get some more stock in
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Old 29 October 2009, 11:07   #13
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Chris thanks for the web address. Looks like these would be the best option http://www.mobilecentre.co.uk/100mm-...olt-p-399.html

Now I just need to figure out how to attach them to the trailer.

...And wait until they get some more stock in
Do you have the bars at the back that are used to hold on a trailer board? what do they look like?

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Old 02 November 2009, 12:50   #14
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Chris the trailer has extendable bars with a flat upright at the end to which the lighboard attaches. I've arrowed the bar, in it's retracted position, in the attached pic. I was thinking this would probably be the best place to mount a sealed light unit. Not sure what I would do with the number plate though.
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Chris the trailer has extendable bars with a flat upright at the end to which the lighboard attaches. I've arrowed the bar, in it's retracted position, in the attached pic. I was thinking this would probably be the best place to mount a sealed light unit. Not sure what I would do with the number plate though.
Hi Trickdog, you are on the right track I mount mine on these rear arms. I mount my number plate on the transom using a pair of these 10M X 35ML

I had these drilled and tapped and wound in some m6 threaded rod to the end then drilled holes in the transom at just under 6mm. I then screwed the clevis pins in.

I mounted the no. plate onto a bit of broken trailer board and drilled a pair of 10mm holes in, the number plate fits over the clevis pins and then you flip over the lock tabs to secure the number plate.

I have chosen not to bother with lighting and have yet to be pulled for not having it, but thats my choice and not a suggestion
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Can I pick your brains lads?
I have a lightboard that fits onto the A frame. It seems a better position than on the extending arms of the trailer. But is it too high? No picks at the min sorry but I'd say it's about 4.5-5ft from the ground.

The reason I like it high up is I've often noticed high vehicles like vans and 4x4's don't see the lights being so low down. But on the other hand they could be missed by low down cars too.
Thought about having two light pods permanently fitted to the trailer arms as well as the lightboard but not sure if two sets of brakes and flashers are legal?
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I've often noticed high vehicles like vans and 4x4's don't see the lights being so low down.
How did you manage to notice this?
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I have mine mounted on the 'A' frame as I like it for the same reasons as yourself. Although I have not been stopped for a 'friendly chat' by our 'boys in blue' I have friends who have and have been advised to 'drop' them so to speak to the extention arms on the tailer. personally I think they are far more visable on the high plane.

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How did you manage to notice this?
Coz I'm in a van too and I can see over the top of the RIB. The look of 'Oh shit' on the drivers face gives it away.
Another things is cars pulling out on roundabouts and nearly hitting the trailer. Because you can't see the trailer behind the van they think they can shoot out just as the back end goes past. This mostly happens in the dark. So I think some marker lights on the mud guards would be a good idea too.

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I've often noticed high vehicles like vans and 4x4's don't see the lights being so low down.
Plus what I put reads as bollox
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I have mine mounted on the 'A' frame as I like it for the same reasons as yourself. Although I have not been stopped for a 'friendly chat' by our 'boys in blue' I have friends who have and have been advised to 'drop' them so to speak to the extention arms on the tailer. personally I think they are far more visable on the high plane.

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Thanks Bill, I'll give it ago then and see how I get on. Might just ask the lads in stab vest before they tell me.
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