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16 May 2014 @ 13:44:42 pm
DR DRAKE GP not a Doctor nor a GP
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I appreciate yellow stripes is an old topic, but I find regulation 192A confusing.

1) It refers to caravans first registered 2004 requiring the stripes in accordance with para "a"

2) and goes on that all caravans require stripes from 2006 also in accordance of para "a".

3) Para "a" refers to caravans exceeding 3 500kg.

If this is so, then most caravans do not require stripes - yet they come standard.

I am keen to learn what is correct - My 1988 caravan weighs under 3 500kg by a large margin and was put through the test about 30 months ago.

Does it require stripes and if so, then it should not have received the roadworthy?

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16 May 2014 @ 13:57:00 pm
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Dis n goeie vraag waarop ek ook die regte antwoord wil he want alle trailers / karavane kom nou uit met geelstrepe ongeag hul gewig
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16 May 2014 @ 14:00:46 pm
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Dok, according to road ordanance, all cravans, trailers etc and vehicles that require COF certificates have to be equiped with yellow reflective stripes.

Maybe, it was just then your lucky day that you received a roadworthy certificate. If I may ask, did you took your van for roadworthy yourself?

 

Rectify me if I am wrong as per 1st paragraph

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16 May 2014 @ 14:14:31 pm
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I do not have the new law but when i read it all ans and trailers must have them on since December 2006.
Tried to put a luggage trailer thru COF but was told to fit the tape first or it will fail.
Personally i think it is great as some guys travel at night and it more visible then.
Regards.
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16 May 2014 @ 16:09:32 pm
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My understanding is that it is compulsory on all caravans and trailers. Something about it being a minimum of 80% of the way around it?

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16 May 2014 @ 17:11:13 pm
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This is the site for the Road Traffice Regs if anyone wants to have a look at the Regs. 

 

http://www.polity.org.za/polity/govdocs/regulations/1999/roadregs00.html

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16 May 2014 @ 19:24:25 pm
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Ek het gehoor die geel strepe is n moet
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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16 May 2014 @ 22:14:15 pm
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This tape does make it easier to see,  my Karet also came out with tape on it snd thsts a small trailer.

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17 May 2014 @ 12:47:12 pm
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Who cares what the law is...........I LOVE reflective yellow tape. I will stick wherever. Damn expensive though.
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18 May 2014 @ 14:24:41 pm
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Ek doen ook maar net as ek gesÍ word om dit te doen Vertsaan dit id 'n vereiste om dit op alle sleepgoed te sit
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18 May 2014 @ 14:49:54 pm
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Hi Michael, I used my leftover reflective tape for my gate number, you got to be a fool to not find it day or night.
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19 May 2014 @ 07:21:51 am
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Ek vermoed David dit waarna jy verwys is van toepassing op die Chevron aan die agterkant van die voertuig.
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19 May 2014 @ 07:50:03 am
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Nee Leon . In die ou dae was dit nodig vir die chevron of ligiies! Nou kom karavanne standaard uit met die geel strepe, soos wat op vragmotors se agter en sy kante is.

Lees weer mooi daardie link van Butts - dis seker nuwer as die wat ek gekry het - daar lyk dit asof strepe glad nie nodig is nie, al is dit                      'n nuwe model.

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19 May 2014 @ 10:33:03 am
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Hi Guys
Happen to notice the Doctor (and others ) comments about yellow reflective tape on vehicles! Unless it is a very big austetic problem you have ,and absolutely hate the look of them, what's the ods, They work and are extremely effective.Surly safety, and to be visual at night would be the foremost consideration to each of us "sleepers" For me my van and trailer they are on and they will stay.
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19 May 2014 @ 10:42:56 am
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Hi Johan,

My caravan does have short yellow stripes which are effective on the sides and full length on the back.

My concern is if they are legally correct or not.

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19 May 2014 @ 10:47:31 am
Anonymous

Dok, that is not legal. You should be a very lucky camper, which was not pulled off by the cop's.

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19 May 2014 @ 13:18:13 pm
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Dok, that is not legal. You should be a very lucky camper, which was not pulled off by the cop's.

That is my concern - where is the legislation governing this - remember the caravan passed a roadworthy when I bought it as is!

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19 May 2014 @ 13:54:19 pm
Anonymous

Dok, see article on google - reflective tape-caravanclub.org.za

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19 May 2014 @ 14:29:45 pm
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Dis waar wat jul almal se! Behalwe dat die tape net vrek duur is!
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19 May 2014 @ 15:06:43 pm
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This is where the problem arises:

Para a. refers to "exceeding 10, 000kg - Caravette  6 is 973 kg
Para b. refers to "length of more than 6 meters" - Caravette 6 is 5,626 metres
Para c. refers to "registered after 1st July 2004" - mine is registered 1988
Para d. refers to as contemplated in para a. - now we are going in circles.
The next para refers to "when the time comes" - when?
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19 May 2014 @ 15:59:28 pm
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Dok, according road ordanance that time has been implemented, can't remember the date. If you read the last sentences, you will see that they refer to:- Current owners of caravans will still have to comply to the Regulation 192A (d) when time comes.

So, if I was in your situation, print that paragraph and keep that in your cabual, just for safety. When they pull you off, just show them that, the cop's must then do the explanation, meaning carry on towing as is.Wink

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19 May 2014 @ 16:14:11 pm
Anonymous

Dok, according road ordanance that time has been implemented, can't remember the date. If you read the last sentences, you will see that they refer to:- Current owners of caravans will still have to comply to the Regulation 192A (d) when time comes.

So, if I was in your situation, print that paragraph and keep that in your cabual, just for safety. When they pull you off, just show them that, the cop's must then do the explanation, meaning carry on towing as is.Wink

O, ja another thing. Just to cover yourself, clear this out with your insurance, if an accident may happen (Not a very nice thing to say, but accidents do happen) that you are covered and please ask them to put that in writing.

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20 May 2014 @ 07:17:53 am
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Gree with you dk - I may yet put the stickers on - it just seems as if there are too many loopholes when it comes to towing. Some I know:

1) Too many small/light cars towing trailers and getting away with it

2) Camera on caravan not tested in court, as far as I know, but more effective than mirrors

3) yellow stripes

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20 May 2014 @ 08:08:49 am
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Okay sorry David. Just know that I had to put those ugly yellow stickers on the Penta. They clashed with the African Print stickers that was already on the van so I took them of, The African Print stickers that is. Looked better then.
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20 May 2014 @ 09:01:29 am
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Daar's nie fout nie Leon, (maar ek soek jou nog op Bloekompoort Surprised- ek is baie bly, ons groepie groei stadig). Dis wat ek waardeer van die forum - opinies, sienings en aanbevelings.

Ons weet nie altyd wat reg is nie. Soos in my geval, sleep al jare - koop 'n karavaan en glo alles is reg om later net skielik te twyfel.

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02 Jul 2015 @ 07:40:56 am
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you really want to get into an argument with Philemon the traffic cop at 7pm on your way home after a nice weekend???

put the stripes on and be done with it!!
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17 Jul 2015 @ 19:48:54 pm
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Happy to have on my Penta, improves visibility and safety.
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