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    One man towing A frame

    Im selling my one man towing A frame, makes it possible to tow any car up to 3 tonnes with only the one person driving (no body in the car being towed) same as what AA and RAC use. Ive used it to tow corsa's, 306s, astras etc for 10's of miles with my 1.7 astra van even on motorways with no problems but i've not used it for last 6 months and need some money so its up for sale!
    Folds down so easy to store, only takes 5 mins to set up on the car, still have the instructions for who ever buys it.

    80 collection only in stockport, due to size and weight


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    Re: One man towing A frame

    any pictures?

    is it sutable for lowered cars?

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    Ive towed a corsa sport lowered 60mm with it from middleton to wigan with no problem

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    looks a bit high even if it is on a rangerover

    im waiting to find ou abbout a modifyied one for lower cars ill be in touch if it falls through

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    would you take 50 and i could pick up tomorrow as im only in manchester???

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    Sorry but no I'm relectant to sell it, 80 is the minimum I'd take for it

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    Bttt

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    Does the towed car need to be Taxed/Mot'd with one of these?
    Too many Vauxhalls, not enough fuel.

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    Yes as its on the road.
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    Re: One man towing A frame

    no the towed car doesnt need tax or mot, once it is on the frame and with a light board and number plate it is basically a trailor, you can check this on directgov's website. all the cars i have towed on it have either had no tax or mots or both, one was a cat c that needed a vic test.

    For an extra 20 i have a light board and wire extension if needed

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    Quote Originally Posted by Spinbitch View Post
    Yes as its on the road.
    No it doesn't, as once the A-Frame is attached and so long as the car being towed has a lightboard connected to the towing car then its classed as a trailer.

    However, the towed car MUST be 750KG's or less to be able to be towed UNBRAKED, i.e. the A-Frame does not require an additional braking system to slow down the towed car.

    If the towed car is more than 750KG's, then the towed car MUST be braked, i.e. it must be able to brake when the brakes are applied to the towing car.

    None of the cars listed above are 750KG's or less, so using the A-Frame for those cars is illegal.

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    When an "A" frame is attached to a vehicle (e.g. a motor car) and towed by a motor vehicle (e.g. motorhome) we believe the "A" frame and car become a single unit and as such are classified in legislation as a trailer. As a consequence the car and A-frame are required to meet the technical requirements for trailers when used on the road in Great Britain. These requirements are contained within the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986/1078) as amended (C&U) and the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 (SI 1989/1796) as amended (RVLR).

    Trailers having a combined axle mass not exceeding 750kg are not required to have brakes fitted. However, if the trailer (regardless of mass) is fitted with a braking system, then all brakes in that system must operate correctly. The regulations do not include design constraints on how this should be achieved but, for example, it could be met by direct linking of the trailer brakes to the brake system of the towing vehicle or by automatic inertia (overrun) operation via the towing hitch. Inertia systems can only be used for trailers with a maximum combined axle mass of 3500kg.

    Regulations 15 and 16 set out the braking requirements - including minimum braking efficiencies for trailer brakes. Subject to certain age exemptions, the regulation requires the braking system to comply with the construction, fitting and performance requirements of European Community Directive 71/320/EEC along with its various amending Directives. The most recent consolidated directive is 98/12/EC. Alternatively the braking system can comply with the corresponding UNECE Regulation No.13.09.

    In addition, C&U Regulation 18 requires the braking system to be maintained in good and efficient working order. If the brakes of the towing vehicle do not directly operate the trailer brakes the use of an inertia (overrun) system is acceptable. If the trailer braking system has power assistance (i.e. servo or full power) it is likely that this assistance will be required while in motion to meet the required braking efficiencies. This is because once the vacuum reservoir is depleted it is possible that the brakes will not meet the braking efficiency. To prevent the trailer being used illegally a remote vacuum pump, powered from the tow vehicle, could be installed to recharge the reservoir, alternatively a source could be made available from the tow vehicle. From 1 October 1988 the inertia braking system was required to allow the trailer to be reversed by the towing vehicle without imposing a sustained drag and such devices used for this purpose must engage and disengage automatically. This will be very difficult to achieve on an "A" frame using an inertia (overrun) device.

    Other provisions from Regulation 15 and Regulation 86A of C&U require the fitting and use of a secondary coupling system in which the trailer is stopped automatically if the main coupling separates whilst the combination is in motion. Alternatively, in the case of trailers up to a maximum mass of 1500kg, the drawbar must be prevented from touching the ground and the trailer able to retain some residual steering.

    Whilst being towed, trailers are subject to the relevant requirements given in RVLR, including the use of triangular red reflectors. There would be further requirements for the display of the appropriate number plate, etc.

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    where did you copy and paste that info from then steve

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    Quote Originally Posted by Cavalier-C20LET View Post
    where did you copy and paste that info from then steve
    google

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    i was just about to copy and paste that lol

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    will you take 65

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    sorry i cant, for what it cost me and how handy it is to have im sticking to my price

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    ok if you change your mind let me no and i will pick up whenever

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    bttt

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    anyone???

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    hi is that a pic of actual item?

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    Hi paddy, no its not a pic of mine but i can add a pic tomorrow if your interested? just goin to have dig it out of my shed lol thats what it looks like though

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    would like pic but same one as pic? you copied pic from ebay? as thats a braked one in pic intreasted comes with straps?

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    orite mine isnt braked,
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    this is where i got it from, mine is the professional but has the hitch off the commercial which i payed extra for. it comes complete with chains, straps etc and all works perfectly

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    Re: One man towing A frame

    pin type hitch?

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