Towing car in Spain, if you still don't know.

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  1. Billy23

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    And there will be some who will still choose to ignore the advice
     
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    I was in my car this morning going to Huelva (near Portugal) and saw British MH with car on A frame. So I guess you are right (y)
     
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    STILL . Does not make the Spanish RIGHT, Under the terms of the "Treaty of Rome".

    But then this is the country that STILL fishes up to the British Beaches!!, and disregards the Net sizes!
     
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    Yeh but they ain't got an Aframe on their boat !
     
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    But is it actually legal in the UK to tow on an "A" Frame?
    People may not get nicked, but is it legal and if so where does it say so. It might just be that the Spanish.........goodness me.......MIGHT be correct! (y):)
     
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    Billy23 is right we do not know that it's legal, we just know no one been prosecuted. I use an A Frame but don't take it into Europe.
     
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    This subject has been done to death in the past. The Spanish position is nothing to do with A frames as such: they do not allow any vehicle to be towed by another unless it is broken down and, unlike the UK, they do not regard a car on an A frame as a trailer. In Spain it is still a car and is not broken down.
     
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    :Grin:NO! NO! NO! ----- Another A Frame thread. Now about gassing --- will I be OK emptying my waste tank whilst being gassed.
    I'll get me coyt! (need to go and buy 6 ipads just in case!
    Bernie
     
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    YES

    UK Government DofT Guidance .. download the pdf

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-frames-and-dollies



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    It is the blood of the forum, "A" frame, Gassing, Spanish police, Ferry or tunnel...........

    It's a must have. :LOL:(y)
     
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    For my Money just another indication of why we might as well be out of the (Corrupt) E-U than in It.
    Have yet to see any benefit from being there, and lots of MY tax money subsidising Europe and Migration.

    I`ve wasted hours of my time over the years explaining why, and I am not going there again.

    so "See earlier posts going back to 2007".

    Pete
     
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    ask all you like... can only point to what I already have.. In the UK everything is legal until made illegal .. that's our legal system

    "Everything which is not forbidden is allowed" is a constitutional principle of English law—an essential freedom of the ordinary citizen.

    as opposed to Spain where everything is illegal until made legal ..

    There is no law banning A frames in the UK.. ergo they are legal.. until a court decides otherwise.
     
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    BUT. Under UK law it is NOT illegal. and that is the pertinent fact.

    And that, IMHO, makes G-B BETTER than Europe. Which runs under a form of law laid down by a regime run by a Vertically challenged, megalomaniac.
     
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    Nothing to do with the EU, the law in Spain has made it illegal to tow a car for many years, nothing to do with A frames at all. I have a Spanish registered car and my insurance includes breakdown cover as a standard feature because of the law. You can't just tow a car on a tow rope in Spain - you gave to call for a Grau - end of.
     
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    Money for the "boys" then. Ah!! now I understand, Nothing changes!!
     
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    Actually, I think that included breakdown cover would be a great idea for the UK as well as it would save loads of worry and hassle.
     
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    Always has been, for tens of thousands of years, probably always will be.
     
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    And, believe it or not, may be the same in lots of other countries :whistle:
     
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