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Old 17 May 2013, 12:27   #1
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Shout to the south west

I have got my prom shortly (end of june) and am in need of a mode of transport. I was thinking about towing my boat all the way back from the gower. But decided it would be too much hassle. So what i am asking is could someone drive us to prom towing the boat. It will only be 5 miles or so.

We will obviously be willing to pay a good amount so send me a quote. Call me crazy, but it has never been done before!!! We can provide the towing car (V8 land rover defender!) then you can just come along to supervise or if you would prefer, you use your towing vehicle. There is 7 of us by the way (could add up to a good amount of money!).
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Old 17 May 2013, 12:34   #2
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I'm fairly sure it's illegal to be in a trailer while it's being towed.
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we will be in the car up until the entry, then we will climb in
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have a read here:

http://www.rib.net/forum/f16/ready-f...rom-49082.html
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Old 17 May 2013, 12:42   #5
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so it can be done. Shows we are not the first though

just need someone willing to help us out in exchange for a bit of money
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Old 17 May 2013, 13:06   #6
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date and location might help.
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date and location might help.
Love to know what people call South West - I know where I think the borders are - the wife's company seem to think it starts at Gloucester!!
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sorry! It is GL13 9DS to Oldbury powerstation. The date i think is 23rd of june but cannot be sure until i get a ticket!
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GL13 9DS to Oldbury powerstation.

South West!! That's 2 hours North on a good day
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South West!! That's 2 hours North on a good day
worth it for a few quid though
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Drop me a PM with the date, I may be free. If your going to do it might as well be in Osprey style :-)
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Drop me a PM with the date, I may be free. If your going to do it might as well be in Osprey style :-)
No Osprey publicity with a gayonda on the back please....
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No Osprey publicity with a gayonda on the back please....
Surely you mean Gheyonda? you'll have Poly in a hissy fit
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I'm fairly sure it's illegal to be in a trailer while it's being towed.
I'd assumed that as well, but then I got to thinking about parade floats.
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I'm fairly sure it's illegal to be in a trailer while it's being towed.
It is but there are ways round it just jump in before the location certainly turns the heads and gets folk talking
You will be amazed at how many folk travel in there horse trailers
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Might be up for it date dependant - I live in Tytherington so fairly local to you !
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I'd assumed that as well, but then I got to thinking about parade floats.
your right Dave it is illegal to tow a trailer with people riding in the back with a motor vehicle ,
Thing about carnival float parades ect is there is usually strict rules to be adhered to from the local council which grant permission to tempory close the road off whilst its in procession and there is usually some sort of police presence en route with a very slow speed as one of the rules ,
i have towed publicity lifeboats usually old d classes in various offical parades for the last 20 years or so all over yorkshire often with people sitting on the boat ,
though the lifeboat code of practice is only to have a max of 3 people all must be holding on and all should be sat facing forwards with a max speed of 3 mph (unless its a shout or a boat thats in operational service).

think the only people that may still be allowed to ride in the backs of trailers are those classed as showmans such as steam traction engines or fairground types though they used to be limited to 20 mph.
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Presumably once you go through the gate its a private road so doesn't count ?
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your right Dave it is illegal to tow a trailer with people riding in the back with a motor vehicle ,
Thing about carnival float parades ect is there is usually strict rules to be adhered to from the local council which grant permission to tempory close the road off whilst its in procession and there is usually some sort of police presence en route with a very slow speed as one of the rules ,
i have towed publicity lifeboats usually old d classes in various offical parades for the last 20 years or so all over yorkshire often with people sitting on the boat ,
though the lifeboat code of practice is only to have a max of 3 people all must be holding on and all should be sat facing forwards with a max speed of 3 mph (unless its a shout or a boat thats in operational service).

think the only people that may still be allowed to ride in the backs of trailers are those classed as showmans such as steam traction engines or fairground types though they used to be limited to 20 mph.
Hi Marty, how about those tourist train thingys that are dressed up as a train with half a dozen carriages (trailers??) behind them that run up & down seaside proms etc. Where do they fit in?
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Presumably once you go through the gate its a private road so doesn't count ?
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