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    Hi,

    Does anyone know if it is a legal requirement to install mud guards on a trailer - not mudflaps at the front or rear but a guard that goes over the top?

    I need to tow a traler I am borrowing but looking at it not sure whether it is legal without them? It's less than 750kg unbraked so only small.

    Thanks for any info,

    Jon.

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    All wheels must be covered by a mudguards on trailers hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by jong View Post
    Hi,

    Does anyone know if it is a legal requirement to install mud guards on a trailer - not mudflaps at the front or rear but a guard that goes over the top?

    I need to tow a traler I am borrowing but looking at it not sure whether it is legal without them? It's less than 750kg unbraked so only small.

    Thanks for any info,

    Jon.
    Hi Jon

    I'm fairly certain that no exposed wheels are allowed so unless the bodywork covers the wheels then mudguards are needed. I've had a look around on the net to check the trailer law but can't find my old guide to be certain, but every advert for trailers for sale new have mudguards or are built so the bodywork overhangs the wheels. Mudguards start at about a £5 so just buy a couple and stick them on.

    http://www.towsure.com/category/65-Plastic_Mudguards

    neil

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    I work at a trailer place and you must have mudguards. We have had someone done by police on the way to have some fitted by us. If it does not have any you need to fit some or put it on another trailer to go somewhere to have them fitted!!!

    Also another three point offence is that you must have a secondary coupling cable on an unbraked trailer, many older ones do not....

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