Buying an A Frame - read this!

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  1. Elvis

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    I can't say too much at mo but a new Euro legal A' Frame will be released in the UK next year; remember there are no Euro legal ones at the mo!!!:Eeek: It has so many super extras, that no others have! It will not be expensive and better than ALL of the ones on the market now so just wait a while before you buy one ...you guys will be the first to hear about it cos I will make sure you know as soon as it is launched... I am first on the waiting list though :BigGrin: Can't wait! :thumb:
     
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    Eeer!!!!

    how many 'extras' can you fit on an A frame......Jockey wheel springs to mind but thats about all.

    maybe silly lights along the sides so you dont fall over it in the dark.

    bit like saying how many extras can you fit on a teaspoon.....none that serve any purpose. :RollEyes:

    as for not expensive.....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Euro legal ? Spain legal ? think a change of law would be necessary
     
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    Mabe it has some sort of huge air blower that lifts all 4 wheels of the road....Turning the toad into a hovercraft...therfore making it legal in Spain.:Wink:
     
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    Bugger, I have just had a Car-A-Tow AFrame fitted to my Sartcar at a cost of £1004 :cry:
     
  6. Elvis

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    you will see

    :Rofl1::Rofl1: Yes, I guess we could ask for the above extras too but reckon they will be extra £s :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    You will just have to wait and see, trust me there will be extra's in that it will have & do things the others can't... I just cant say yet... been sworn to secracy :Wink:
     
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    :Rofl1:there will of course be a place for a "A frame tax disc":Rofl1:
     
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    wouldnt be along these line would it....

    loads of 'extras' here...mostly un-needed.


    A frame
     
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    spain compliant

    No, it's Spanish law compliant :thumb:
     
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    Full kit

    Don't think I made myself clear, it will be a full kit for the car & the A'frame it'self, both/all :Doh:
     
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    any braked aframe is spanish law compliant if you are a visitor. the rules they use are about the hitch as we use a 50mm hitch as a visitor we are legal. so far i have seen nothing that would stand up in court that says we cant visit spain towing a toad. untill spain leaves the eu it will be legal for us to do what we do here.
    but lets wait and see nothing ventured nothing gained.
     
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    note paragraph headed TOWING

    spanish towing law.

    its illegal to tow any car with its wheels on the ground with another vehicle in spain....
     
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    off topic a bit. shame we need brakes as i have towed thousands of miles over many years with an un braked a frame .driven with care as never caused me any problems . i really dont think brakes are really of much use. but then i dont make the rules and dont advocate others not to use the aframe i have . get the braked version. i personally think if you payed more than 400quid for a new aframe you have been ripped off. but then its your choice.
    intertrade for me. as used by aa and rac.
    cheers alan
     
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    pj . yes you are correct .but when you fit an aframe it becomes a trailer . its that simple. use the dvla letter to argue. they say they believe its a trailer ,i do as well .

    when does a door become not a door .
    when its a jar.
     
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    wait & see


    Oh ye of little faith PappaJohn, you will see....:BigGrin:
     
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    agreed the british authorities see it that way but you try telling PC Juan sheet its also legal in spain when he's had to break off his afternoon siesta to pull you over and demands an on the spot fine payment or you'll be impounded....
    as they say.....when in rome do as the romans.
    british law doesnt apply out of britain.

    been to spain in the van just once.....next time i'll be turning back to france at the spanish or spanish/andorra border. :Angry:
     
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    how long will we have to wait for this revelation of the towing world ????:Wink:
     
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    john . it does take time and you have to be calm. its already been to eu court and you can get a copy of the results . refunds of fines have been given. just because they carry guns they are not all unhelpfull . ask to see there higher in command . go with them be prepared to waste their time after all ours is free . you dont get what you want without standing up to them . given enough grief they will let you go .
    have fun its not that bad in a spanish jail for awhile .i know and i,m still here to go again . even been in a maroc cell but ended up with a letter that allows me to park anywhere in tiznet provence with no probs.
    but it took lots of time. cheers alibaba
     
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    soooo impatient

    At the latest, this time next year but could be earlier, I am told production of the first A'frame part will start in Oct......I will put you at the front of the que, well behind me that is :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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