New A frame regulations 2014

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by pappajohn, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    YO11 2BD
    Apologies if this has been posted anready and its not intended as an opening for yet another A frame debate:Doh: but i just know it will happen...:ROFLMAO:

    from this months (november)C+CC 15

    the C+CC have recieved information by the national caravan council regarding new legislation regarding A frames.

    "at present the UK's construction and use regulations stipulate that trailer braking performance must conform to EU directive 71/320/EEC or UNECE regulation No 13.09.
    the new legislation will require conformity with only the UNECE regulation.
    This latter regulation only permits over-run braking systems, which most A frames use, to be used on center axle trailers such as caravans, not cars towed as trailers."

    it goes on to say VOSA have to decide if it will be implimented retrospective on existing A frames or from 2014 only.

    its expected other forms of braking, electric etc, should conform to the new regs.
  2. nomadic

    nomadic Funster

    Sep 27, 2007
    Shropshire based
    Yes Pappajohn,

    I was talking to Dave Newell recently, and he asked if I was aware, I new a review of the regs. were coming but not when.

    I also thought the electronic braking systems will be non compliant under the new directive.

    Its could be the end of the A frame as we know it.


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