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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 21 at 7:56pm
Doesn't help with original question, (caravan club doesn't give a definitive answer, usually on top of this sort of thing) think best answer is to ask your breakdown service, AA, RAC etc, they have experts.
If you build your own trailer, boat or box, you are supposed to take it for a IVA test, trailers come under single use vehicles, if you go on you.gov it tells you what inspector will check and the top ten fails, you have to have permanent lights fitted to boat trailer without boat on, presumably this is where the lighting board regulations come in which states you may attach light board to load, ie, if with boat on trailer fixed lights are more than a metre from furthest aft section of load.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 21 at 10:30am

Originally posted by 423zero

If you build your own trailer, boat or box, you are supposed to take it for a IVA test, trailers come under single use vehicles, if you go on you.gov it tells you what inspector will check and the top ten fails, you have to have permanent lights fitted to boat trailer without boat on, presumably this is where the lighting board regulations come in which states you may attach light board to load, ie, if with boat on trailer fixed lights are more than a metre from furthest aft section of load.

Bizarrely Iím pretty sure thats wrong too, its only trailers offer for sale to the public.
And manufacturer's can't just send an example, or three examples, or submit to random inspections. Every trailer they make has to be certified. But I can make one in my garage for †my use.......


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 21 at 10:47am
Err no you are wrong . Manufacturers have to have type approval. 

If you build a trailer in your garage for your own use it HAS to have IVA test before you can use it on the road.

A simple google search proves this from multiple sources . 


Edited by Grumpycat - 02 Sep 21 at 10:50am
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