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towing an OHV

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by arq, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    anyone know if it's legal to tow an OHV registerd vehicle on the street with it's own tires??

    this is what i found so far at the www.chp.ca.gov website.

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    Even when carried in a trainer or pickup, all off-road cycles (and dune buggies) must display proper "off-road" registration or identification

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  2. Seventy4Blazer

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    if its a dune buggy or the like you can do it.
    no problem.

    anything else would have non highway rated tires.
    you could flat tow a full size rig, but you would have to have smaller tires on the towed rig than the towing rig. ask Or2play bout that one.. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
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  3. arq

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    i want to know more is Or2play reading this?? I would think that as long as the tow capacity is not exceeded it should be ok. I am just wondering about towing an OHV registered vehicle on the street. I am aware that I can't drive it but not sure about towing it.

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  4. Seventy4Blazer

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    well, we were towing my blazer with his burban from camp pendletn to yuma. had my blazer on a tow bar flat towing. it had 2 trannies and a t-case and 2 engines in it, plus a bunch of other weight. needless to say it we should have put the 33's on to his truck and put some of the weight in my truck to his. i think my blazer weighed more than his burban, and a couple times the blazer started to push us around in the pass. almost put a car or two into the side of the mountian at like 35 MPH. NOT GOOD
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    towing it is fine im sure. just call CHP. ask them.
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  6. Triaged

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    I think to be legal you have to have the tires off the ground (i.e. on a trailer not flat towed)...I have a copy of the vehicle code...but I couldn't find it in there.
     

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