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MANY thanks for this ALERT, "village idiot"
I reviewed the condition of my trailer brakes and :oops: they certainly needed attention. :thank_you:


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I spoke to the person at work who put out the alert, it was in her local paper. Another thing to remember is the tyre regs also apply to the trailer so £'s and points for each baldy, they can also impound trailer depending on roadworthyness (not sure if that is actually a word but you get my meaning). One of the local delivery drivers is due a day in court as he was delivering plant over to the west coast and his vehicle didn't have a tacho, he also didn't have the appropriate licence and CPC to tow as it was for hire or reward.

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Fines for motorists seems to be a HUGE money spinner with even Out-of-Town supermarkets cashing in on it for slight overstays.
Gawd 'elp the poor B who depends on their car to get to their low paid job and gets slapped with a flat-rate Supermarket parking fine for a few minutes 'over'.... :wtf:

(Plz excuse if this is 'Off Topic' :oops: , but I know ppl who have had to go into deep debt (for them) thru' just such a circumstance.)


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There was a story recently about a woman who ignored the demands for money but continually parked where she got the ticket, unpaid fines over £18000, went to court and fine was £24500

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I bought one of those cables from eBay after reading this as my trailer currently does not have one. I spoke to a mate a few weeks ago who told me the cable is only for braked trailers and it attaches to the trailer handbrake so if the trailer somehow becomes detached from the vehicle the cable pulls the handbrake on. My trailer isn't braked so I'm unsure if I still require this cable.


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Argyll, you will need secondary coupling, a loop of chain will do, hook it over hitch

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Most Interesting, VI.... :thumbright: :scratch:
I wondered if that was legal +/ safe.
I was always told that one should never lock the trailer hitch cup onto the tow ball - presumably so that if the trailer turned over it wouldn't take the towing vehicle with it.
I have seen a # of high-value trailers (e.g. Ifor Williams) heavily chained and padlocked to their LR Defender - but in a car park.
Is it only a 'loose' coupling which is allowed when in motion or may trailers be chained, with a padlock, to their tow vehicle, please? ... :thumbleft:


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AAA, what you are looking for is enough that if you unhitch and move back a couple of inches the chain will stop it moving any further back

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