Trailer registration

Grahams

Grahams

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I got mailshotted by DVLA to let me know commercial trailers over 750kg need to be registered if towing in Europe. I didn't know this and I used to reguarly tow my digger out to Germany for work. Only this week having a chat with someone in Gibraltar about some work, but was thinking of shipping all the stuff down and just flying out for a couple of days.
Anyway, if anyone is thinking of working out on the continent here is the link:
https://www.gov.uk/register-trailer-to-take-abroad
 
Furniss

Furniss

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Cant speak for the rest of Europe but here in France for at least the last 15 years trailers over 750kg have had to have their own log book/insurance and number plate displayed, I wasnt aware it was the case if it was attached to a U.K registered towing vehicle :unsure:
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

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I got mailshotted by DVLA to let me know commercial trailers over 750kg need to be registered if towing in Europe. I didn't know this and I used to reguarly tow my digger out to Germany for work. Only this week having a chat with someone in Gibraltar about some work, but was thinking of shipping all the stuff down and just flying out for a couple of days.
Anyway, if anyone is thinking of working out on the continent here is the link:
https://www.gov.uk/register-trailer-to-take-abroad
registered with who though Gra ?? :unsure:

On edit .... another money maker for DVLA :mad:
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
I got mailshotted by DVLA to let me know commercial trailers over 750kg need to be registered if towing in Europe. I didn't know this and I used to reguarly tow my digger out to Germany for work. Only this week having a chat with someone in Gibraltar about some work, but was thinking of shipping all the stuff down and just flying out for a couple of days.
Anyway, if anyone is thinking of working out on the continent here is the link:
https://www.gov.uk/register-trailer-to-take-abroad
just noticed the COMMERCIAL bit Gra ..... wonder if this applies to a private user ... say a donkey box ??? :unsure:
 
Grahams

Grahams

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just noticed the COMMERCIAL bit Gra ..... wonder if this applies to a private user ... say a donkey box ??? :unsure:
Nowhere does it supply a definition of commercial trailer. It doesn’t say using the trailer commercially, but just a commercial trailer. Very open to interpretation and asking for on the spot fines. If I am going to tow on the continent again I will register just in case.
 
Komatsu

Komatsu

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just noticed the COMMERCIAL bit Gra ..... wonder if this applies to a private user ... say a donkey box ??? :unsure:
When I got my gp trailer for my van, that company also made donkey boxes and they had to put together a log book etc for the ones going abroad, to the extent of proof of purchase for axles and the like, so all serial no’s. matched up.
 
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CPS

CPS

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I'm guessing this will effect me here in Northern Ireland as I travel to the republic very often? And quite alot with a trailer lately 🤔
 
Grahams

Grahams

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I'm guessing this will effect me here in Northern Ireland as I travel to the republic very often? And quite alot with a trailer lately 🤔
It's not clear if the republic are in the registration scheme. They don't feature on either EU list of having to have registration or not as far as I can see. Typical civil servant shit that only gives you part of the picture.
 
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