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Rl24 trailer legislation for Queensland
Two days ago I phoned Queensland Transport to enquire about transfering my trailer registration from SA to Qld. I was informed that if it exceeds 700 Kg it must have brakes fitted and must be inspected to have a tape measure cast over it. They gave me the name and phone number of the appropriate person who is licensed to do the inspection. I phoned him and made an appointment to have the trailer inspected. He informed me that he did not need to see the boat but only the trailer. So whether he measures 24ft to determine the overhand I do not yet know or maybe it is not an issue but I will keep you informed of the outcome.
Kieron O'Connell22-Dec-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rl24 trailer legislation for Queensland
As someone who has a road worthy /saftey certificate licence in Qld, I can tell you that it is my duty to make sure that the trailer complies with the regulations for its size. It is not my responsibility for how you use the trailer ( that is covered by a different set of regulations). I know this doesnt help you much but dont shoot the messenger or road worthy guy we dont make the rules just try to comply with them. In my experience most road worthy examiners will accept that the trailer has been previously registered and will pass it for a transfer from state to state. having said this, commonsense must prevail eg tyres lights rust etc. Dont quote my this is my personal observation.
Regards Martyn
Martyn25-Dec-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rl24 trailer legislation for Queensland
Just been through this. Brakes are required if GVM (gross vehicle-trailer- mass) is more than 750kg. The inspection measure is for the trailer without load. What you put on it is your choice. I think there may be a maximum overhang from end of trailer but you will be right.
Steve2-Jan-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rl24 trailer legislation for Queensland
As with any load being hauled trailer or truck it is up to the driver
to make sure the load is within reg's and safe.Qld transport will
provide you with the reg's. It is my understanding that up to 1600kg including boat you will require cable brakes & suitable holddown straps. Also a suitable car & towing hitch.
The max over hang of boat trailer is 1200mm
Gary Head 8-Jan-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rl24 trailer legislation for Queensland
Umm, My Careel 22 overhang on a single axle trailer is almost 3 metres. Qld transport measured the trailer with boat on and never blinked an eyelid on overhang.Also under 2000kg ATM you need brakes on at least one axle only. The link http://www.transport.qld.gov.au/qt/LTASinfo.nsf/ReferenceLookup/Projectingloads_rigid_one_trail.pdf/$file/Projectingloads_rigid_one_trail.pdf states the load limits. As stated you can project 3.7 m behind trailer axle but anything beyond 1.2 m needs a red flag. There must be an exemption for boats I hope.
Steve11-Jan-2006    Edit    Delete 

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