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Post by Mrs ploppy on Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Hi I am thinking of towing my motorbike down to Spain behind are Broadway
any advice would be very grateful I have towed a lot in the uk but not in Europe
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Post by Gromit on Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:03 pm

Towing on a trailer is legal everywhere, and unless the bike plus trailer weighs more than 750kg it doesn't need to be braked.

Any other method (and there are a few quite "imaginative" ones) would be dubiously legal, and if stopped you may well be forced to disconnect and drive the vehicles separately. This could be tricky if you are travelling alone!! scratch head

This is why we only tow our small car on its A-Frame in this country, even though in theory it is completely legal with fully operational electronically (and pneumatically) operated brakes. It just isn't worth the risk of all the hassle.

Hope this helps a bit.

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Post by Dutto on Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:09 pm

Hi there,

No problems on the continent.  We have towed a trailer/quad-bike combination all over the place.

We carry other stuff in the trailer (e.g. wine on the way back) so we had the quad/trailer combination weighed so that we know how much other stuff we can carry; and flash the weighbridge ticket if required.

Make sure that you have a spare set of bulbs for the trailer and a GB sign on both the trailer and motorbike number plates.  (As an alternative, we have a magnetic GB sign that lives on the offside mudguard.)

I find this useful ...

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I usually fit it when we are waiting to board the ferry.  It provides a useful reminder as to which side of the road I need to be on; even when I get home!

It's lasted for three years now and has been swapped back and forth at least fifteen times. (You just turn it over when you come back.)

Hope this helps. allthumbz

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:17 pm

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Post by Mrs ploppy on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:02 am

Thanks Mrs ploppy
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