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« Reply #135 on: May 31, 2018, 08:15:23 AM »

Thanks Olds, I'm chuffed, obviously.

Looking at fitting spring assisters to rear coil springs on car, hopefully should help with towing.

Yes BG only strap down wheel to dolly for towing. I use 2 straps, belt and braces approach.

Many thanks for all the encouragement and advise given, I really have appreciated it on the cold, long winter days in the garage.
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« Reply #136 on: May 31, 2018, 09:35:14 AM »

Why spring assisters ?
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« Reply #137 on: May 31, 2018, 10:13:44 AM »

You have to be careful with that type of towing device. your saying about fitting spring assisters on the car to help with the towing.
I would be more concerned about the nose weight on the tow bar and back of the car! 
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« Reply #138 on: May 31, 2018, 08:06:27 PM »

Agree with Terry on this. Most modern cars have a very low tow bar/nose weight load rating. Typically between 50 to 75 kg.  My Jag XJ8 had a 0 kg limit !
https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/media/12354614/noseweights-mo__2_.pdf
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« Reply #139 on: May 31, 2018, 10:47:08 PM »

Thanks for that info BG Wink

Even so I wouldn't recommend towing any distance like that - I got the dolly cos I ran out of time to find a trailer after I went to collect the one I'd been promised and it was a wreck with rotting wooden floorboards!
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« Reply #140 on: June 21, 2018, 07:17:16 AM »

Letter arrived from the DVLA yesterday, thanks to our great postman Tom, now asking for the fee for the road tax. Pre paid envelope included.

No problem with this, apart from I did contact them prior to sending all my paperwork and being told I need not tax the trike at this point.

At least I have not had to insure it yet, and will be able to get a full years use once insured.

Bless the DVLA and all who use them.



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« Reply #141 on: June 21, 2018, 08:42:59 AM »

Typical of DVLA.
The next letter will probably be about insurance as they shouldn't tax without it.
 I lost a month of tax and insurance waiting for them to issue a reg number.
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« Reply #142 on: June 21, 2018, 01:15:34 PM »

Think they make it up as they go along. Cheesy

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« Reply #143 on: June 21, 2018, 04:14:08 PM »

Typical of DVLA.
The next letter will probably be about insurance as they shouldn't tax without it.
 I lost a month of tax and insurance waiting for them to issue a reg number.


That's why I post dated my insurance and tax for the 1500. it gave the 5 weeks to sort out the paper work. and I could then ride on the 1st day the tax and insurance started.


Lost two months worth of tax and insurance. when I registered the 1000.
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« Reply #144 on: July 06, 2018, 07:19:30 PM »

Contacted DVLA Today, despite sending me a letter asking for payment for the road tax, they have now managed to loose all my submitted paperwork.

Now awaiting a manager to contact me. In this digital age why the hell are we still dealing with paperwork to this inept government quango?

To say I am a little bemused would be an under statement.
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« Reply #145 on: July 06, 2018, 08:59:15 PM »

Don't hold your breath waiting for a manager to contact you. DVLA seem to be quite adept at losing them as well.
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« Reply #146 on: July 07, 2018, 06:10:59 AM »

Yar, time to off load via fleebay.

If the DVLA was a private company it would have gone to the wall years ago.
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« Reply #147 on: July 07, 2018, 07:31:44 AM »

I'm surprised your surprised at their ineptness  Grin government depts are always years behind the real world? I'd ring them back if I was you sir?
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« Reply #148 on: July 07, 2018, 07:37:08 AM »

The paperwork will still be there, somewhere.
I expect the person you spoke to, couldn't be arsed to put in any real effort  into looking for it.
Happened to me. When I eventually managed to speak to someone who could give a damn, the paperwork was found and processed quickly. So quick she even told me over the phone what my reg. number would be.
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« Reply #149 on: July 13, 2018, 11:26:32 AM »

Well..... set your faces to stun...... Huh DVLA have finally found the paperwork, processed it and now showing as taxed and mot'd as a trike.

Oh and I collected my Birthday present....150 mile round trip from Derby to nearly Skegness, a 'B' axle. Usual standard, covered in diff oil and muck. Thanks honey, I think.

Now cleaned and stripped and in very good condition. Interestingly has the date stamped on the diff casing. Lets just say I was 19 when it was built, lol
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