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Author Topic: Towing a quad trailer on the road  (Read 579 times)

SteadyEdd

  • Joined Dec 2021
Towing a quad trailer on the road
« on: December 29, 2021, 08:51:19 am »
What's the legalitys of towing a quad trailer - trailer for pulling with the quad, not for carrying the quad :-) - on the road with my car? Specifically the need for a 'breakaway chain'. Lights, mudguards and number plate covered.

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Towing a quad trailer on the road
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2021, 09:50:06 am »
Our garden trailer has tyres marked 'NOT FOR ROAD USE'. Every trailer we have towed with the car on the road has had a breakaway cable, so I think that is a legal requirement?

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Towing a quad trailer on the road
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2021, 08:55:50 pm »
Our garden trailer has tyres marked 'NOT FOR ROAD USE'. Every trailer we have towed with the car on the road has had a breakaway cable, so I think that is a legal requirement?
Unbraked trailers do not have a breakaway cable as the cable puts on the trailer brakes.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Towing a quad trailer on the road
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2021, 09:09:17 pm »
Our garden trailer has tyres marked 'NOT FOR ROAD USE'. Every trailer we have towed with the car on the road has had a breakaway cable, so I think that is a legal requirement?
Unbraked trailers do not have a breakaway cable as the cable puts on the trailer brakes.

True!  Our unbraked sheep trailer has a short, strong chain which loops over the tow hitch - in case of hitching failure, it would not part company with the towing vehicle.  It's not proof against tow bar breakage of course.
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