A Frames, but a different question.

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Bailey58, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    My neighbour who tugs has asked me a question regarding number plates on toads which puzzles him, and now me.

    Apparently he's seen at least 3 toads carrying the same number plate as the towing vehicle, the latest in Scotland, they may have all been there. These appear to be permanent number plates, front and rear on the toad and not temporary whilst just under tow. He's also seen the toad used solo still with the same plate.

    How does this work, surely you can't have two vehicles on the road with the same plate?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Indeed Not .. it's more than likely they have a forgotten to remove the plate or are too lazy ..


    you must have the motorhome plate on the rear of the toad while towing but there is no need for one on front

    the one I had clipped over the toad's plate..
     
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    As Jim says, when the toad is coupled to the motorhome it in effect becomes a trailer and must carry the same plate on the rear as the m/h.
    Once uncoupled the toad is then a vehicle in its own right and will be registered as such.
    Brian
     
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    When I had the buggy, I had a numberplate that was the same size as the one on the buggy, and used Velcro to hold it on to the buggy number plate

    It looked as if it was a permanent attachment but was easily pulled off :Smile:
     
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    Hi
    Yes just the rear when towing same has a trailer, on a similar thing friends of ours have private number plates on there cars, just initials and numbers one day a police officer called on a matter not relating to them when he saw the plates he proudly announced that it was illegal to have the same reg on both cars, although they were different he took some convincing they were not the same, he would prob make a good witness in court NOT :winky::winky: Pete
     
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    i bought two new m,bikes in 2001 ,one is 997 one is 998 . i can never remember which one is which. the number of folk that ask are they personal plates . when i say no .they then say i was lucky to find bikes with plates that follow . i just smile and snigger to myself .
     
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    this is one area of European law we haven't adopted ...yet.

    most, if not all, European countries (and many none EU countries too) require a trailer to be registered in its own right and must display the allotted number plate for that trailer.

    UK law is too lax....my trailer, until 3 weeks ago, had the number plate for a 1989 ford sierra attached.

    my mate borrowed the trailer 10 years ago and never removed his plate.

    now been behind 3 of my cars using that plate and never stopped once :Doh: but then, it has no triangular reflectors or fog lights either. :Blush:

    Memo to self....fit reflectors before Birmingham trip on Saturday
     
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