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Old 04-05-17, 08:10 AM   #11
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Adev, that was my question also. With my flat bed trailer behind the Discovery it can be difficult to see if it is still there, it certainly doesn't obstruct the vision from any of the car mirrors, so what is the point of having extenders? Probably isn't how the mindlessly moronic police in this country see it though.
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Old 04-05-17, 08:48 AM   #12
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Another minefield, I fear!!. If Your trailer or caravan is wider than the rear of Your towing vehicle then mirrors are mandatory. If the towing vehicle is registered after 26.01.2010 then the mirrors must be "E" marked. They must not protrude more than 25cms beyond the width of the trailer, or 20cms if the vehicle is registered before 26.01.2007. If You leave the mirrors on the vehicle after detaching Your trailer then that is an offence too!! The extended mirrors must cover a viewing area of 4 metres more than the width of the rear of the trailer on both sides at a distance of 20 metres behind the driver. My head hurts!!!
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Old 04-05-17, 09:07 AM   #13
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The 'problem' with extension mirrors is that the original mirror structure is not designed to carry them, and you end up with a huge 'structure' on the door which not only makes you a lot wider but is also vulnerable to being hit.

I have a pair for the Discovery, but rarely use them as they are not sufficiently stable to be useful.

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Old 04-05-17, 09:19 AM   #14
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The art of not being stopped is to run around with a tatty old truck and a ropey old trailer with a load of old fridges and washing machines on the back,

"Is that van for sale?any old scrap govner!!!"

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Old 04-05-17, 09:54 AM   #15
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We've never been stopped yet with the big trailer, but we are usually on the road very early or very late, so Plod is usually back in the station.

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Old 04-05-17, 10:21 AM   #16
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The art of not being stopped is to run around with a tatty old truck and a ropey old trailer with a load of old fridges and washing machines on the back,

"Is that van for sale?any old scrap govner!!!"

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Amen Phil!
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When we had our annual caravan rallies at Cropton, North Yorks, on May Bank Holiday the Police regularly stopped caravans on the A64 around Malton. One of our members was pulled in and asked to detach his caravan so that the nosewight could be checked, the officer had a noseweight guage covered in grease from previous tests but the caravan had an Alko stabilizer hitch fitted which must be kept dry! An argument ensued, the officer shoved the greasy gauge in, ruining the pads and our member claimed for new hitch pads from the Police!

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When we had our annual caravan rallies at Cropton, North Yorks, on May Bank Holiday the Police regularly stopped caravans on the A64 around Malton. One of our members was pulled in and asked to detach his caravan so that the nosewight could be checked, the officer had a noseweight guage covered in grease from previous tests but the caravan had an Alko stabilizer hitch fitted which must be kept dry! An argument ensued, the officer shoved the greasy gauge in, ruining the pads and our member claimed for new hitch pads from the Police!

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Confirmation Pete that the officer was incompetent towards the task they had been assigned to undertake.

Police will do you for "driving without due care and attention"

so what happens when the police "go about their employ without due care and attention" ?

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Old 04-05-17, 10:55 PM   #20
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The extension mirrors I have are, with the exception of the actual mirror, entirely plastic, and of such low rigidity that seeing anything much via them at any significant speed is impossible, but they probably satisfy the regulations. Probably any policeman that stopped me wouldn't even know the meaning of the word rigidity, even less the significance of lack of it.
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