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2 years 7 months ago #229028 by V8Ian
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Seed, the way I interpret that is if the trailer comes unhooked for whatever reason, the chains are supposed to stop the drawbar from hitting the dirt and the breakaway is designed to activate before the chains reach maximum, thereby keeping it all under control.

Just the way I read the rules.
It never ceases to amaze me, the number of people who don't keep the chains as short as possible. Their trailers would be ripping up the road surface before the chains took up the slack.
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2 years 7 months ago #229031 by JOHN.K.
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Once ,some towballs were hollow castings with a cup head bolt through them and the tongue of the towbar.......you had to have chains even then ,but Woolies 25c shackles and dog chain were OK.............I used to tow compressors by unbolting the towball bolt,and putting a piece of plate on the bolt that retained the towring of the compressor.........had an IH panelvan ,and been stopped by scalies,who OKd the setup. with a 2 ton compressor.(it was registered )......even towed an IR 800 with a 6v71 on a four wheel full trailer ...probably 5 tons with all the junk inside the compressor.
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2 years 7 months ago #229049 by Lang
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Monday

A B-Double
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2 years 7 months ago #229050 by Lang
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John

Back in the day they had Bartlett Ball couplings for small vehicles. I remember I had one on my old Series 1 Landrover when I was 16 back in 1963. It was a 2" ball not the big truck one.

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2 years 7 months ago #229051 by Morris
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Lang Not B Double, B..... Trouble.

I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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2 years 7 months ago #229063 by hayseed
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"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter...
don't mind...
And those that mind....
don't matter." -
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2 years 7 months ago #229067 by Lang
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"Dear, do you think you should wind the trailer brakes back a bit?"

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2 years 7 months ago #229070 by hayseed
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"Dear, do you think you should wind the trailer brakes back a bit?"

Secure the Boat Properly would be more to the Point..:evil:

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2 years 7 months ago #229073 by 77louie400
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Seed, the way I interpret that is if the trailer comes unhooked for whatever reason, the chains are supposed to stop the drawbar from hitting the dirt and the breakaway is designed to activate before the chains reach maximum, thereby keeping it all under control.

Just the way I read the rules.



Most of the lost trailers I have seen in my travels a fair bit of the A frame has still been attached to the car
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2 years 7 months ago #229079 by Morris
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Some years ago, Wife and I were driving south down the east coast of Tasmania and passed a car with an empty boat trailer stopped in a farm gateway waiting for a break in traffic so he could do a U turn. I joked to my Wife "I wonder where he lost his boat?" and sure enough twenty minutes later we passed a small boat sitting in the gravel just clear of the traffic lane.

I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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