Nothing to do with military vehicles, just something I would like an answer to!
I have a plan to tow a trailer behind my motorcycle, I've been on various bike forums looking for advice but all I get is basically "my mate reckons" or "a bloke down the pub says". I need help from someone with experience or knowledge!
My bike is a Triumph Tiger 885i Y reg 2000, it will have a tow hitch fabricated by myself.
The trailer is an Erde 102 manufactured in 2005, the axle will be narrowed by 320mm, the body lowered by 50mm and a swivel adapter fitted between the draw bar and the hitch.
All the fabrication and conversion work will be done on sound engineering principles and will leave me with a trailer that meets all the physical requirements ie max gross weight 150kg, max width 1000mm, max length 2500mm from rear axle, lights, reflectors etc. etc.
The question is, should the hitch or the trailer have any sort of inspection or approval to be legal? I've spent hours trawling the net but still can't come up with a definitive answer.