5er brakes

Discussion in 'Fifth Wheelers' started by rangie, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. rangie

    rangie Read Only Funster

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    hi all
    i am thinling about getting a 5er but i need to clarify some bits
    does anybody know if a 5er need abs if it is over 3500kg

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    What 5ver are you looking/thinking of. most use the electronic braking system both yank and uk ones.
    the ones made in wales by the 5th wheel company use air brakes
     
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    It (5er) again falls in the "what exactly is it?" if it is a semi-trailer then yes acording to VOSPA
    "Semi-trailers and centre axle drawbar trailers with a design total axle weight of more than 3500kg, require either ABS cat A and/or B".

    I cannot see this being interpreted any more clearly than a lot of other regs reguarding 5ers. At the moment they (over 3,500 kg) are not so equiped. I can not see Calder or the 5th wheel co fitting mods to all their units that are over 3,500 kgs.
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  4. algill

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    Don't forget you do need to have a handbrake/parking brake fitted.

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