CLICK HERE TO REMOVE THESE ADVERTS


Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 39 of 39

Thread: Warning about A-Frame towing

  1. #31

    Member Number
    68217
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    82
    Location
    Co. Down
    Motorhome
    Hymer B598PL

    D. O. T. Update on A frames



    CLICK HERE TO REMOVE THESE ADVERTS
    This update has recently been published by Dept for transport on the 10th May 2018. It appears to give a little more clarity on the subject, though not the stamp of legal approval that would settle the discussions which periodically pop up.

    A-frames - GOV.UK

    Davy
    Likes Tezza33 liked this post

  2. #32

    Member Number
    5407
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    9,764
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Motorhome
    Hymer 584 Classic
    Quote Originally Posted by TeamRienza View Post
    This update has recently been published by Dept for transport on the 10th May 2018. It appears to give a little more clarity on the subject, though not the stamp of legal approval that would settle the discussions which periodically pop up.

    A-frames - GOV.UK

    Davy
    I was following this with interest especially after they took the original legislation offline, I was pleased when they posted the new regulations and I am still confident to tow my car but we need someone to be prosecuted, then appeal and the powers that be overturn the decision so we have a definitive answer

  3. #33
    Byronic Guest
    Wonderful choice of words, 'we would not recommend the use of
    A Frames outside the UK.'

    Neither are they saying they recommend the use of A Frames within
    the UK though. So might as well lump in with the first statement.

    In reality just the status quo, it still needs someone to be prosecuted
    to create the legal precedent, the risk remains (however small) that it
    may go against them.

  4. #34

    Member Number
    49915
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    2,311
    Motorhome
    Dethleffs globetrotter lxi
    Iíve been thinking about this for a long time tow or not but in the end I fitted a towbar and bought a wee fiat 500 with a frame already fitted now I wonít use this every time I go away or use the van probably very rare usage but Iíve now got the option itís there if I think I need its just handy.keep hearing the nonsense you should have a caravan and car if you want to tow what a load of Shiite can you take youíre caravan away without the car no but you can take youíre mh away without youíre tow car and use so more options the legal side is different if I was told that it was illegal then wouldnít.
    OOR WUSSY
    Likes Tezza33, Nabsim, Adria home liked this post

  5. #35
    Byronic Guest
    A Fiat 500 can be stuck on the back of a van with Velcro pads.
    Likes Tezza33, Looser cruiser, trevskoda liked this post

  6. #36

    Member Number
    49915
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    2,311
    Motorhome
    Dethleffs globetrotter lxi
    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw Charlie View Post
    You're a tugger at heart
    There are people that can help , go on you know what to do .
    I bet you've got an aquaroll and a wastemaster too
    You got it Charlie best of both worlds a big F off caravan stuck tae the back of mh then Iíll get my moneyís worth out of the caravan and motorhome club membership stick a towbar on the wee fiat and buy one of them Ebro pop up roof things.🤪
    OOR WUSSY
    Likes N/A liked this post

  7. #37

    Member Number
    41758
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    2,389
    Motorhome
    HYMER ML I
    Just to add my little bit I need to know What smart car gearbox , CAN be towed without self destructing, I asked another site but got no replies but there is bound to be one on here that knows when they changed from the older gearbox to the dual clutch one that is engaged all the time. I want one for my daughter to go to work and still be able to pull it when I want it to go away.

  8. #38

    Member Number
    967
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,188
    Motorhome
    Hymer S700 (1992)
    Quote Originally Posted by GWAYGWAY View Post
    Just to add my little bit I need to know What smart car gearbox , CAN be towed without self destructing, I asked another site but got no replies but there is bound to be one on here that knows when they changed from the older gearbox to the dual clutch one that is engaged all the time. I want one for my daughter to go to work and still be able to pull it when I want it to go away.
    You may be better asking at thesmartclub - FORUM or Smartz Smart Car Forum

    I had one of the first grey import Smarts. I trailered that, as a friend had destroyed his by towing and it not being properly in neutral. He hadn't changed gears with the brake depressed, just moved the stick.

    Hope that helps
    Likes maingate liked this post

  9. #39

    Member Number
    9237
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    2,084
    Motorhome
    Galaxy Mercedes auto

    And remember

    You can not use an A-Frame in Spain .

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •