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James Mather
#1 Posted : 30 May 2018 13:37:14(UTC)
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Hi all,

Not MX5 related I'm afraid but I’m looking at buying a box trailer for transporting stuff for my partners new business and have found one that is excellent condition on a Al-Ko chassis for the right price, right colour etc. It has a weight stamp but not serial number. Does anyone think this is an issue? I believe it only needs a weight stamp to le legal. Ii probably doesn’t have a serial as it’s a custom build. 


I’m going to have a look at it later so any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

Cheers 

richardn
#2 Posted : 30 May 2018 15:06:54(UTC)
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Make sure your tow vehicle and trailer (maxload) does not exceed 3.5 tonnes or you will need a tachograph fitted!
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James Mather on 11/07/2018(UTC)
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#3 Posted : 30 May 2018 16:07:15(UTC)
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You can, ahem, cough cough, buy blank plates off eBay and stamp what you like on them....  allegedly.

Tailer it to suit the tow vehicle. Whoops, damn spellchuck is playing up again.

The serial number on the one in my avatar is my postcode followed by the number I've made using an Al-Ko chassis. Year of manufacture 2009 (wink wink) 

CO10***003. When I make 007 its gonna have machine guns and revolving numberplates. 

 

Paul G

 

P.S.

You will probably need to stamp a serial number on the plate if you intend to insure it so that in the event of recovery after theft it can be identified.

As well as this I stamp my post code on the chassis, hitch, and axles as plates can be removed.

Edited by user 30 May 2018 18:54:35(UTC)  | Reason: P.S. added

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James Mather on 11/07/2018(UTC)
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Al-Ko is one of the top chassis manufacturers so go for it… 

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#5 Posted : 30 May 2018 20:48:31(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: richardn Go to Quoted Post
Make sure your tow vehicle and trailer (maxload) does not exceed 3.5 tonnes or you will need a tachograph fitted!

sorry wrong, you will need a B+E licence, but if you took your test before 1997 you will have ' grandfather' rights, test taken after that you need to take another test! (+E)

This is what The Caravan & Motor home Club say:

Licence obtained before 1 January 1997: Combined car and caravan outfit up to 8250kg 

Licence obtained after 1 January 1997: Combined car and caravan outfit up to 3500kg (take test)

Over 70 years of age (provided licence obtained before 1 January 1997): Only trailers that can be safely towed by a 3500kg towing vehicle I.e. up to the vehicle's max towing weight (over that you need a C1+E involving a medical each year!)

Tachometer would come in if you were towing for hire or reward, own goods you are usually OK.

 

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Normal drive Hyundai Santa Fe (2014) SE premium Auto - also in Metallic Grey
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James Mather on 11/07/2018(UTC)
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#6 Posted : 30 May 2018 20:53:41(UTC)
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Found how to copy the link ref my post above!!


https://www.caravanclub....inners/driving-licences/
2016 ND 'Icon' in Metallic Meteor Grey - Almost bog standard (except the stubby radio mast,Reversing camera, black grill, s/s sill plates, perspex wind blocker and Cobalt back box) - high days and holidays only
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James Mather on 11/07/2018(UTC)
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#7 Posted : 31 May 2018 05:55:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Millstone Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: richardn Go to Quoted Post
Make sure your tow vehicle and trailer (maxload) does not exceed 3.5 tonnes or you will need a tachograph fitted!

sorry wrong, you will need a B+E licence, but if you took your test before 1997 you will have ' grandfather' rights, test taken after that you need to take another test! (+E)

This is what The Caravan & Motor home Club say:

Licence obtained before 1 January 1997: Combined car and caravan outfit up to 8250kg 

Licence obtained after 1 January 1997: Combined car and caravan outfit up to 3500kg (take test)

Over 70 years of age (provided licence obtained before 1 January 1997): Only trailers that can be safely towed by a 3500kg towing vehicle I.e. up to the vehicle's max towing weight (over that you need a C1+E involving a medical each year!)

Tachometer would come in if you were towing for hire or reward, own goods you are usually OK.

 

SORRY RIGHT

I love when people reply without reading the thread  Original post says "for my partners new business"

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James Mather on 11/07/2018(UTC)
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#8 Posted : 11 July 2018 07:25:56(UTC)
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HI all,

 

Thanks for the help, I went for it in the end, turned out to be a great buy so far!

 

Cheers 

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