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Message posted by baggie73 on 18/2/2012 at 1:29pm
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Hi folks,
Can anyone tell me if towing a home made trailer is now legal or not? I have my trailer (see my images) that I made about 6 years ago. I have read other threads where no one is really sure either way . I don't want to have to sell it as in my opinion it's been made stronger than any "professionally" made job. I'm an engineer by trade so it's built to last.
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Message posted by phantomtrucker on 18/2/2012 at 2:23pm
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i have a DIY one,had it donkeys years. Runs on moggie 1000 rear axle, steel framed wooden body. As long as the lights, tyres etc are legal, then no problems.

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They are legal as long as they are roadworthy & the lighting complies with regulations(google 'trailer lighting regulations'). Some breakdown insurances state that they will not recover cars towing trailers not of a 'proprietary' make tho. This would be 'covers everything' rule to avoid possibility of recovery driver having to move what he might consider a dangerous vehicle. In practise if the trailer was in good nick I doubt it would be a problem.

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Any of this help?

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/contents/made



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Message posted by baggie73 on 19/2/2012 at 9:21pm
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Hi folks,
Thanks for the replies, the lights, axles, wheels n tyres were all purchased from trailer spares suppliers so it seems we're good to go !
Cheers !
Only regret, as normal that I made it bigger, might have to get head scratching and increase the size.


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