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bigboyuk
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« on: December 12, 2010, 10:55:05 PM »

HI,
Has anyone here ever covered a rascal into a trailer, IE by chopping the front off and adding a tow bar? I have a nearly dead Rascal but love it too much to dump it.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 10:59:15 PM »

titch has converted a pickup into a trailer.  look for the sooty van road train

http://rascalenthusiasts.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,586.0.html
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 11:38:44 PM »

No Rascal should be dumped. They are all salvagable. Lots have been converted into box trailers but it is a waste of a vehicle.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 09:29:20 PM »

having seen what you have done to some i agree with you del except how much do you spend on the body i gather its about £1000,where do you draw the limit ?.i can only say its not an investment its for the love of the van
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 01:10:03 PM »

Bear in mind that although technically not illegal to build a home made trailer it may as well be.
All trailers must now bear a plate showing manufacturers name, year of manufacture and gross weight. I believe that only VOSA can verify the gross weight so I have no idea how you go about that.
I know there are plenty home made trailers about but if they were built before whatever the cut off date was they are ok - ones made today have to comply.
General consensus on Land Rover forums is that its now easier & cheaper to buy a trailer or get one made by a trailer manufacturer than to make your own and get it to comply with regs. (Or to use a caravan chassis that still has its data plate)
In accidents involving trailers trailer data plates are always checked - if you dont comply then your insurance will be void
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 06:42:49 PM »

Or just tel them you made it years ago..!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011, 08:05:38 PM »

just my kind of thinking chop
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 10:16:19 AM »

Then again, given details, get someoneHuh?? to make you an official looking plate, actually, just happens, I know a man........
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