Towing a Trike

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  1. PFH

    PFH Read Only Funster

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    Does anyone tow a trike ?.
    I am in the process of building a trike witch I intend to tow behind the M H. Is there anyone out there who has done this ?
    All advice welcome.
    Paul.
     
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    Quote from seller..

    If the trike has brakes ... does the same trailer law that applies to A frame towing not apply ? ie.. if fitted and irrespective of weight, they must work.
     
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    It probably does need brakes Jim
    Looking at that contraption. if thats been developed over time Id hate to see the prototype
    It looks like an afternoons work including development and going out to get the parts
    I'm sure anyone capable of building a safe working trike could build a much nicer unit with brakes in a day or two
    Geo
     
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    not only the trailer but the trike brakes must work. As sold it is an ambulance used for recovery, limited milage and speed restrictions apply.
     
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    I asked this some months ago and the thread grew really long..... can someone attach a link please... I don't know how you do it.

    Something someone said to me over the phone, may have been Brian Evans sorry cannot remember, is that don't forget you will get all the gunge off the road and other vehicles if you just raise the front wheel ... a trailer and cover the trike is better... especially if leather seats etc.:Smile:

    I am looking out for a second hand one of those you drive onto and it has a lid.
     
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    To help you in your search they are called "Shuttles"
     
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    .Thanks Geo. sounds better than one of those covered thingies doesn't it...:Rofl1: Ta.:thumb: Joy
     
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    Yes the whole outfit will be under 750.KG. when completed. I will also fit Cats whiskers to the M H (spray Flaps) like the ones fitted to coaches. Hopfully this will keep the crud off the trike.
     
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