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Old 20-03-17, 10:47 PM   #1
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Thinking of buying a small trailer, something but enough to carry a engine and pump but only around the 400-500kg mark? Anything recommended? Would be towed behind a 2009 Kia Rio 1.5 CRDI.


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I've got an Erde 142, (replaced by the 143) Does the job behind my 1.4 diesel Yaris. Pulled this 400 odd miles no issue.

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Old 21-03-17, 06:39 AM   #3
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I do have my late granddads Erde 102, (little bit small) just wondered about strapping points? was thinking about a maypole trailer?


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I've got u bolts which are bolted down with steel plates to spread the load. Rear ones are removable to allow larger engines in the back.
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Old 21-03-17, 10:37 AM   #5
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Look out for a decent second hand "Paxton" trailer on Ebay, far better built than the "Erde" type. I got a close look at an Erde at a local crank-up recently and a friend has one too and they really are one step up from a biscuit tin. (sorry Steve!!) That's just my personal opinion.

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You need to be careful though, Your car can only tow 453 kg unbraked!!! (according to the spec website.)
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Old 21-03-17, 10:58 AM   #7
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Also remember that that limit is the gross weight stated on the trailer plate so you would be technically illegal even with an empty 500kg trailer!

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Also remember that that limit is the gross weight stated on the trailer plate so you would be technically illegal even with an empty 500kg trailer!

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Yes been looking at that.... need to change my car then....
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I think it would be a particularly bloody-minded traffic cop (or a certain camping stove collector ) to enforce the letter of the law on that one Steve.

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Also remember that that limit is the gross weight stated on the trailer plate so you would be technically illegal even with an empty 500kg trailer!

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I'm still not convinced that I was correct when I wrote that the other evening. Trouble is; I haven't found any better info - and the .gov websites don't help.

If this is actually true then there are a great many people (I suspect) towing trailers, but more probably caravans, that exceed this limit.

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