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Old 22-09-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
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U.S. Trailer

Can anyone advise on the modificatiions req'd to convert a 2 axle U.S. spec trailer to be legal for road use in the U.K.

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Old 22-09-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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Fraid not. However me & Adam found a fantastic looking aluminium tullio abbate in a field in jesolo - could be right up your street.
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Old 22-09-2005, 07:38 PM   #3
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Been there and bought uk instead, need new coupling, hubs and brakes, hubs wont fit axles so add them as well so unless your good with bodging/modifying then its expensive
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Old 22-09-2005, 07:47 PM   #4
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or you can take the view 'feck it'! who gives a damn providing the brakes work and its safe, whats the problem?

not giving you any clues as to what trailer i have!
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Old 22-09-2005, 07:58 PM   #5
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Wow quick response


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me & Adam found a fantastic looking aluminium tullio abbate in a field in jesolo - could be right up your street.
Any Pics ?

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hubs and brakes
Why hubs and brakes , is it not just a Cable / Hydraulic thing ?

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not giving you any clues as to what trailer i have!
That was my thoughts if you / I were to get a "TUG" are they clever enough to notice its U.S no U.K ?
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Old 22-09-2005, 08:01 PM   #6
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PS : Captain Chaos

can you re-produce the "C.E" badges yet ?
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Old 22-09-2005, 08:13 PM   #7
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nope.........but i prob know a man who can.
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Old 22-09-2005, 08:52 PM   #8
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I have a yank trailer its way to wide for the roads over here but i dont care its well strong and looks the nuts. I also havent bothered to change the coupling it just rattles a little!!
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Old 22-09-2005, 09:42 PM   #9
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I have a yank trailer its way to wide for the roads over here but i dont care its well strong and looks the nuts. I also havent bothered to change the coupling it just rattles a little!!


50mm = UK with a 2 inch hitch U.S.

1 inch = 25.4mm 2 = 50.8+ which equals a lot of "play" on the hitch,

Hope you use a lot of very thick grease
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Old 22-09-2005, 09:58 PM   #10
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Actually i do give her a good greasing!! Honeslty i have loads of miles ive got the safety chains as well but ive never had a prob!!

The trailer also fitted with a hose attachment that washes the wheel bearings out for ya!!
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Old 22-09-2005, 10:12 PM   #11
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Cheers guys

I think i'll join the "majority" and take my chances with the U.S. (although i may fit a 2" ball to match the coupling)
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Old 22-09-2005, 10:47 PM   #12
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Yeh your def better off with a 2inch ball.

Where you going to get one from cos i wouldnt mind one.
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Yeh your def better off with a 2inch ball.

Where you going to get one from cos i wouldnt mind one.
There's some on ebay under boat accessories
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near drivers wharf sampton is a tow sure with all the goodies you may need...
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let me know what you after we build trailers and get most parts at pretty reasonable prices
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