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    making a car transporter trailer

    Had a search but what is the spec /law on making a car trailer ,
    i was thinking of making a 4 wheel braked trailer , i have the indespension units and towing hitch.

    how do you weight plate a home made trailer?

    how do you know if it is legal?

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    They have to have IVA ...HONESTLY !


    http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/Trans...l_May_09_2.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    oops!...

    not read through it all but I've built mine with common sense in mind and have covered most of the safety and warning issues i could think of. never had a problem but then it was built using an old chassis......
    built a tilt a frame into the chassis to ease loading, again using the "common sense manual".

    tows straight,brakes/lights work and dont use it for "hire or reward"?.




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    Depends when it was built Sid IVA came in April 2009 to replace SVA . Trailerstest only came into it with IVA, you'd be surprised how many commercial manufacturers of trailers don't know about it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Depends when it was built Sid IVA came in April 2009 to replace SVA . Trailerstest only came into it with IVA, you'd be surprised how many commercial manufacturers of trailers don't know about it either.
    im ok then Kev, built mine 3/4 years ago.

    really wouldnt be too difficult to pass a new build though?..

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    Nope, shouldn't present a problem at all .

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    Youve seen mine vin, its got the wait plate on the hitch bit,

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    buy your own weight plate.......they do make them

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