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Old 24-02-2007, 12:45 PM   #1
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brakes on trailers....?

Now, lots of yarns goin about.. " i got done for no brakes etc "...do you have to have brakes on a trailer?, whats the deal then?..does it govern by size of trailer or boat etc?...

A little help here pls guys..
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Old 24-02-2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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depends on the weight of the load... under 750kg (I think) doesn't need them
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Old 24-02-2007, 01:01 PM   #3
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Now, lots of yarns goin about.. " i got done for no brakes etc "...do you have to have brakes on a trailer?, whats the deal then?..does it govern by size of trailer or boat etc?...

A little help here pls guys..
its governed by weight, as i understand it 750kgs is the maximum towing weight unbraked or half the kerbweight of your towcar..
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Old 24-02-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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Here you go Buddy:

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Old 24-02-2007, 10:51 PM   #5
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Thanks Burnett!

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Old 25-02-2007, 02:16 AM   #6
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Does any one know what the fines are if your brakes dont work on a trailer that should have them.
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Old 25-02-2007, 10:06 AM   #7
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Does any one know what the fines are if your brakes dont work on a trailer that should have them.
Don't know about fines but my mate got a gv9 off the ministry and couldn't move boat without it going on a transporter.
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Pete Berrow got the same on the way to a race in Poole a couple of years ago. Turned out to be an expensive day out for him.
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Old 25-02-2007, 11:13 AM   #9
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Blimey!

...now that sucks!
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Old 26-02-2007, 01:40 AM   #10
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Does that now mean WE HAD better get the brakes put back in the hubs
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