boats on trailers

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 19:29
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Hi new to this but have been told by vic roads that when carrying canoe on camp trailer there is to be no over hang at rear. I seem to see most boats hanging over?????
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Reply By: Member - Jayco_Mauler (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 20:58

Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 20:58
Hi there,

According to the Vicroads website, when loading something on top of the camper trailer, the distance from the centre of the camper wheel to the front of the camper body is how far back you can extend the boat behind the centre of the wheel. So strictly they are not correct, it is governed by the wheel position relevant to the camper body. (which is usually close to the middle though :O) )

Copy and paste this to your browser

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Moreinfoandservices/HeavyVehicles/InformationBulletins/RearOverhangLimitsforCarsTrucks.htm

Then open the pdf to see it explained better using a picture

Cheers

Brendon
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Follow Up By: Member - Jayco_Mauler (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 21:05

Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 21:05
Actually, just going over that again, it does state that it can not exceed the carrying body as a maximum OR as i explained above. I know what you mean, i have seen plenty or boats that have hung over by some degree or other.

Just buy a longer camper, or a shorter boat ;O)

Goodluck with it

Brendon
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Follow Up By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 21:26

Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 21:26
Interesting that Queensland has a different guide to Victoria
http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/~/media/062dda89-8811-431b-824b-0422672ded5b/pdf_projecting_loads_brochure.pdf


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Follow Up By: Member - Jayco_Mauler (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 21:54

Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 21:54
Thats Vic Roads for you Lex. They sit back, evaluate the issue as a whole, come up with a common sense solution that is pratical in both theory and practice...... Then they disregard it and choose the annoying option instead.

Cheers

Brendon
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Follow Up By: Ray - Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 09:56

Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 09:56
Another issue where we should have Federal road rules and not relay on the states
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