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Old 28th September 2008, 08:14 PM
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Trailer Question??????????????

Hi Guys,

Question???.....Does a camp trailers width have to be with in your trucks outer guards???


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Old 28th September 2008, 08:21 PM
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Simple answer is no.

More technical answer is that if it was to be and exempt trailer in Vic it has to be within the width of the vehicle, under 3m long and GVM less than 750kg.

But most camper trailers are generally registered so they can be max width which is 8' I think.

The other thing to think about is that if it is to be used off road it makes it easier if it is within the width of the tow vehicle and make the track the same to make it easier to know where the trailer will be so you dont take it out on things that the tow vehicle makes it past.

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Old 28th September 2008, 08:21 PM
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As far as Vic is concerned, if the trailer exceeds the width of the towing vehicle, or the weight is above a certain level, or if the length divided by the width divided by the weight and multiplied by 7.43, you need to pay extra rego....
if not...tis ok

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No, but if you are going offroad it is a good idea.

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No, but if you are going offroad it is a good idea.

John

yhea we will but nothing really outrages ...l wont be taking it to the cap anytime soon ..so its really to get set up as a camper...so l was really wondering about the legality's of it all ...

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I prefer to have the trailers guards just a bit wider than the vehicle with the wheel track the same as the tow vehicle.

Makes it easy to spot when reversing and it will follow in the compressed sand your tires leave when you drive across the beach.
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I prefer to have the trailers guards just a bit wider than the vehicle with the wheel track the same as the tow vehicle.

Makes it easy to spot when reversing and it will follow in the compressed sand your tires leave when you drive across the beach.
yhea thats what i was thinking ....have posted a pic in the projects page ..you can see that its not that much over but was copping a little flak from the bro l l need some amo to shut him up ...shhhhh think he's just gel-us of me getting the stater for nicks...

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