Towing in Bots.

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Racing snake
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:21 pm

Been to Bots many times but never towed a trailer there before. Apart from the original reg cert, what other requirements are there? Moz likes the yellow triangle, are the any such markings required in Bots?
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moagi
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:41 pm

A resident of Botswana here.. Your Registration Certificate should be enough. No additional markings necessary, or atleast they aren't strict about them. Many people here tow unregistered trailers on the road without any hassle. All the best :thumbup:
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Racing snake
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:06 am

Thanks Moagi. :thumbup:
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:53 am

This information is applicable to Bots Citizens ONLY.
You have to go through Border Posts and roadblocks, where this information will not apply to you.
I would look on the AA website, for the information that you are looking for (I do not tow, so cannot help you).
Remember that when the going gets tough, it will just be that much "tougherer", with an additional set of wheels to drag through the thick sand/over obstacles.
Depending where you are going of course, but your fuel usage will also increase by 25 - 30% more with the extra set of wheels in tow, no matter where you go.
I know that space is premium, if you have a family of more than two people, but just something else to think about (tougherer & fuel consumption)...
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