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Old 06-03-2015, 11:16 AM   #15
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I don't believe that many of the highway patrol in any state will want to get involved with stuff like this. If you are driving in a sensible manner I think most of them will look the other way as you drive by. It can become an issue when you are identified for something else like speeding or driving erratically. I know none of us do stupid things so we are all safe.

The legal matter has been debated ad-nauseam about whether or not you could be charged for exceeding any of the local rules should you be in an accident. Not something I would like to experience or to be used as a test case. Should you be sued in civil court I do not trust the courts to make logical decisions. My worry is that the case will be tried in a court of their choice and I am unsure how much influence out of state rules will apply.

In my retirement I really do not want to test any of the rules. I would sooner spend my time in retirement than fighting any infractions.

BTW - we spend considerable time in Yuma. During long weekends such as Thanksgiving and Christmas we see lots of rigs heading to the Imperial Dunes from AZ. Many of them are significantly over length. I watch them driving past Highway Patrol officers and have not seen any of them get pulled over.

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Old 06-03-2015, 11:31 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Gordon Dewald View Post
Agree with Bob.

There are two laws that apply depending upon where you are driving. Federal laws govern all of the interstates. State laws govern everything off of the interstates, except for a couple miles off of the interstate (you have to be able to get off to get fuel and food and washrooms).

Drivers license and vehicle registration requirements are reciprical. Length, weight, width and height are not. Height seems to be pretty universal though and will depend on the minimum clearance of any bridges rather than laws.
This is true but add vehicle insurance to it.

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Old 06-03-2015, 11:39 AM   #17
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Forgive my ignorance here, but if the Polaris Ranger is a wheeled vehicle can it be flat towed?

I see no one has answered this , and this question would be best asked of a Polaris dealer.
JMHO: NO. if you figure the Rangers designed top speed, then imagine what would happen to the tires and drive train , if you tried to tow at twice or triple that speed.
Autos with a CVT , Constant Variable Transmission , that I believe the Ranger uses too, for the most part can't be flat tower either.

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