Is this towing setup legal?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,828
    Likes Received:
    76,108
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    [​IMG]
     
  2. peter H

    peter H Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,350
    Likes Received:
    661
    Location:
    Neath, South Wales
    Must be a big engine in that little jeep.
    Front wheel drive as well.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,828
    Likes Received:
    76,108
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  4. Tony Santara

    Tony Santara Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,494
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Cheshire (ex Mancunian)
    Of course it's legal :RollEyes:



    But only for recovery....:Laughing::Laughing:
     
  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,455
    Likes Received:
    16,884
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    who can say Jim,:Doh:

    the plod obviously arnt bothered cos the guy still tows it. :thumb::thumb:
     
  6. Bulletguy

    Bulletguy Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Cheshire/Staffs
    I think the law states that the drive wheels must always be in contact with the road, hence the reason this guy has the front end down. It may well be that all wheels should be on the road (i'm not 100% certain on that though).

    Either way....the owner of both vehicles must be a bit of a plonker to risk towing in this way. A small single axle car trailer which a Moke would easily go on would set him back no more than two or three hundered quid....but i suppose a plasma tv in his rv has first priority!:RollEyes:
     
  7. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    14,196
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Location:
    Europe
    Is that a UK rig as i would love to carry my motorbike and tow my toad?
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,828
    Likes Received:
    76,108
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea

    Yes the guys pulled up at Americana with it. They were one of three families that had just sold their houses, bought RV's and gone on the road Full Time. :Smile:
     
  9. ruffingitsmoothly

    ruffingitsmoothly Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    West of Southampton edge
    I would not think that it can be legal as it has no brakes unless it is under 750 kgs that is, which maybe it could be! Isn't it a mini based 'moke'?

    Isn't there a little twoseater buggy that can be towed like this only forwards by an extention bar with a tow ball cup?

    Also it has the white numberplate showing to the rear and no towing vehicle numberplate at all!!!

    A nice lightboard though!:thumb:

    I think this one has got it very wrong aswell!!!

    [​IMG]

    Regards Pat
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2008
  10. DCC

    DCC Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Whitby, North Yorks
    I am sure the MH in the OP was in Whitby earlier in the summer, I didn’t see the moke on tow, but they were parked in a lay-by just outside the town for a good few days.

    DC
     
  11. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,455
    Likes Received:
    16,884
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    at least the guy made one concesion to the law........
    he fitted a breakaway chain, even if it is a bit large. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  12. Braunston

    Braunston Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    7
    Hi, On a serious side to all of you who have towed??

    Would the car being towed backwards make it easier when it comes to reversing ?

    I am not quiet thinking of lifting the back of it up every time and hooking on as shown in the photo, but if you fitted a "A" frame to the back of a toad and pulled it backwards would that make the reversing easier

    ??
     
  13. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,489
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Lincoln
    Looks like a Mini Moke replica to me.

    He must have some way of locking the steering in the "straight ahead" position.

    Can't do the tyres much good though, If I remember correctly they toe out so pulling it backward would tend to scrub the tyres on the outer part of the tread, especially if there was wear in the track rod ends.

    Perhaps that's how it self centres the steering.:Doh::Rofl1:

    Watch out for a very low mileage, getting lower every time he goes away, toad for sale.:RollEyes:

     
Loading...

Share This Page