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Old September 21st, 2012, 01:29 PM   #21
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Probably not illegal. Sounds like a solid tow rig and trailer.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 01:33 PM   #22
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Yes thats what i though when i bought the setup, was kinda pissed when i started hearing shit like that oh well
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Old September 21st, 2012, 01:43 PM   #23
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The bed has nothing to do with anything. Hot shotters pull with flat beds, regular beds, or even no beds. Who ever told you it is illegal because it is a utility bed is full of shit.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 01:52 PM   #24
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Well I'm glad because that cut the cost of of a trip in half when there are two trucks on the trailer.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 02:35 PM   #25
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Your customers are probably idiots and thought it was a commercial vehicle without DOT numbers on the side
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 02:55 PM   #26
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I find that the only people who know less than the kid behind the counter at most parts stores are the average customers that "know a guy the same thing happened to" or "changed the spark plugs on their buddies diesel" etc.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 04:04 PM   #27
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the only legality problem i can see is if your truck is used commercially but plated as a personal vehicle.

Do I need a commercial plate on my vehicle?
The Department has two types of commercial plates available - a "regular" commercial plate and an elected gross vehicle weight (GVW) commercial plate.

The following vehicles use the "regular" commercial plate:

A vehicle used to transport persons for hire (e.g., taxi, bus, limousine)
Company-owned pickups and vans up to 8,000 pounds
A vehicle up to 8,000 pounds used commercially to transport goods, wares, or merchandise (e.g., stake truck, tank, dump, utility) including passenger vehicles used commercially
Ambulances and hearses
The following vehicles require GVW plates:

All trucks weighing over 8,000 pounds (empty) used commercially
All semi tractors used commercially
Trucks weighing 8,000 pounds or less (empty) towing a trailer or any other vehicle for commercial purposes (This does not include pickups and vans under 8,001 lbs. towing a trailer. They use regular fees as if there was no trailer).
The GVW plate fee is based on the truck's maximum elected gross vehicle weight (GVW). Elected gross vehicle weight is the empty weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles, fully equipped for service, plus the weight of the maximum load that the owner has elected to carry.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 08:10 PM   #28
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Don't listen to these guys. You need a dune flag to be legal. Two flags will not give you any trouble, but with one you will be okay. They have to be on the tow rig.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 12:38 AM   #29
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No not a dune flag. You need stars and bars to be legal.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 09:00 AM   #30
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Old September 24th, 2012, 07:39 AM   #31
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I just checked with my manager (he knows allota stuff about towing, he's got an s-10 with a camper and he pulls a 30ft boat at the same time!) here a Tim Hortons, and he says your cool to tow with a utility bed. His neighbors a retired semi-truck driver for Walmart and she agreed also. (That chick can put away some donuts too). One other thing you might wanna check into for other legal towing reasons is a CB. PM Hacksaw on here, he can tell ya more.
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