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07 Dec 2017 @ 06:17:47 am
DR DRAKE GP not a Doctor nor a GP
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In order to create space inside the car, I bought a towbar carrier box for light luggage.
The problem I now have is I do not seem to find a solution to lend it to family (or even friends).
Metro police in Centurion are also unable to advise.
The box requires a registration plate as it obscures the vehicle's registration.
That means the registration is different to that of the vehicle to which it is loaned and impractical to get a correct replacement plate.
I imagine that the same problem could exist on cycle csrriers.
07 Dec 2017 @ 07:43:58 am
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No problem with that - I have an additional number plate for the Jimny, the Grand Vitara and  and "Pophuis" the caravan! Just switch over and that's it!!

My bike carrier (with the bike(s) is going everywhere where I go, irrespective of the mode of transport!

07 Dec 2017 @ 08:03:16 am
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Nico skryf:

My bike carrier (with the bike(s) is going everywhere where I go, irrespective of the mode of transport!

Nico, jy het nie baie vertroue in die betroubaarheid van jou voertuie nie.☺
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07 Dec 2017 @ 08:18:31 am
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The only option is for the lender of the box to buy an extra numberplate.

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07 Dec 2017 @ 08:39:51 am
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Easy! If they catch you with a plate on your car (and I'm guessing on the box) that is not your own, you can get arrested and have to go to court. If they catch you with a car with an obscured number plate, then it's a R250 fine. So take the number plate off when you loan it out. If the lender wants to pay to get his plate made it will cost about R120, otherwise he takes his chances and has to pay a R250 fine if he gets caught.
07 Dec 2017 @ 08:42:40 am
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Easy! If they catch you with a plate on your car (and I'm guessing on the box) that is not your own, you can get arrested and have to go to court. If they catch you with a car with an obscured number plate, then it's a R250 fine. So take the number plate off when you loan it out. If the lender wants to pay to get his plate made it will cost about R120, otherwise he takes his chances and has to pay a R250 fine if he gets caught.

Probably explains why you see some motorcycle riders with tape stuck over their plates. No plate = court. obscured plate = R250....... Did I mention that bikers without plates and with obscured plates REALLY annoys me?
07 Dec 2017 @ 09:41:10 am
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Simple solution is that the one that uses YOUR box, must just remove THEIR back vehicle number plate and attach it to the Box with two way tape...
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07 Dec 2017 @ 10:03:45 am
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Simple solution is that the one that uses YOUR box, must just remove THEIR back vehicle number plate and attach it to the Box with two way tape...


Problem is that according to regulations, any fairly new vehicle will have the number plate permanently (with pop rivets) attached to the vehicle.

But Campervan reinforces my opinion. You just make sure you remove your own number plate. Let the guy who loans it worry about the other issues. I not sure if you can be given grief for allowing somebody else to have your numberplate, but better safe than sorry.
e.g. What are you going to tell the traffic department if you get a nice photo of your "friend" driving through a red light with your number plate.

I would just get one of those plastic number plate holders, where you can pop the plate in and out. So I don't have to waste money on doublesided tape every time I loan the thing out.
07 Dec 2017 @ 13:34:14 pm
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Nico skryf:

My bike carrier (with the bike(s) is going everywhere where I go, irrespective of the mode of transport!

Nico, jy het nie baie vertroue in die betroubaarheid van jou voertuie nie.☺

Chris, ek dink nie dit wat ek geskryf het was wat ek bedoel het nie!

smile, maar ja, ek geniet my fiets(e) en my ou karretjies is heel betroubaar! Hulle is Suzukies ......

Groetnis! 

07 Dec 2017 @ 13:55:57 pm
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I don't have a problem lending it to my childen. I showed it to Metro police in Centurion - if the registration plate differs with the car, there is a problem, as it is not registered separately like a trailer.
They stated the chances of picking this is unlikely but have no answer if it is ...... !!!!!!
Just think of the practical side. One can swop the plates .... but not if ig is a company car.
Another interesting point ... the carrier comes standard with small plate holders and one cannot get small personalised plates with 7 digits.
As a result the holder was removed and the plates fixed directly to the box.
I have a large holder and will fit in due course (if it fits in the confined space).
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