Join Date: May 2005
Location: Home is where I park it.
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It is really very very simple
A Frames are definitely NOT illegal in Spain........ There it is, simple.
What IS illegal though is towing one motorised vehicle with another. Despite country or origin regarding the toad as a trailer (to satisfy UK regs) cannot become a trailer as there is still a working drivable car in place, and no, removing a component will not get you round the problem. You need to be a registered recovery/breakdown company to tow any vehicle behind another.
This law also applies in Germany and Portugal, but they turn a blind eye to it, there again, they don't need the cash that Spain so desperately needs.
It's not worth it. First fine is usually 40 euro, second can be as much as 8000 with car impounded until paid in full.
As an ex A Framer who used to tow around all of Europe including Spain, I now only use a trailer. I have many friends in the Auto-Trail Owners' Club who have been stopped and fined over the last two years. (All of whom were fined 40 euro and made to unhitch).
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