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RE: Flat tow mini truck Honda Acty Daihatsu Hijet Carry Sambar

This is the kind of JDM Mini Truck I’m after: https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1992-daihatsu-hijet-deck-van/ Federal DOT 25 year old and EPA 21 year old exemptions can apply for importing these. But I just found this link and for the most part these aren’t legal on most state highways. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tfltruck.com/2014/08/heres-the-skinny-on-mini-truck-legalities-in-each-state/amp/ My intention is to dinghy tow and use on dirt roads, local roads, but it appears to tow it to my destinations it’ll have to be 4 tires off the ground on a flat bed utility trailer. My dad had one of these in Montana for a while. He was able to license it for the street, and I've seen a couple even here in Washington state. He ended up getting rid of it because stock it had terrible ground clearance and just didn't suit his needs. He ended up with a Kubota RTV and is much happier with that. (it's licensed for road use in MT as well) If you plan on using it on local roads you may need it licensed as well. I drove his into town once, and it's downright frightening above about 35 mph. Atv/utv/rtv no bueno for Cali roads. Micro van/trucks can be.
Ocrv 06/27/19 12:24pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat tow mini truck Honda Acty Daihatsu Hijet Carry Sambar

Thanks for the link DE Bishop. That link is an Invaluable resource
Ocrv 06/19/19 09:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat tow mini truck Honda Acty Daihatsu Hijet Carry Sambar

This is the kind of JDM Mini Truck I’m after: https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1992-daihatsu-hijet-deck-van/ Federal DOT 25 year old and EPA 21 year old exemptions can apply for importing these. But I just found this link and for the most part these aren’t legal on most state highways. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tfltruck.com/2014/08/heres-the-skinny-on-mini-truck-legalities-in-each-state/amp/ My intention is to dinghy tow and use on dirt roads, local roads, but it appears to tow it to my destinations it’ll have to be 4 tires off the ground on a flat bed utility trailer.
Ocrv 06/19/19 09:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat tow mini truck Honda Acty Daihatsu Hijet Carry Sambar

I googled Honda Acty street legal and one of the suggested links read “Closest thing to a death trap that’s street legal”, lol. Not at all sure about flat towing though. lol
Ocrv 06/19/19 09:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat tow mini truck Honda Acty Daihatsu Hijet Carry Sambar

Finding any base plates for something like those is probably going to be next to impossible. I'd start searching the sites of BlueOx, RoadMaster and Demco. Probably need to be something custom made. If you really want a truck look to the Ranger or Colorado and see if they are flat tow-able. Thanks. Yes. Something likely will have to be fab’d. Pretty set on a mini truck. Wanted to know which one is most compatible for flat tow
Ocrv 06/18/19 02:18pm Dinghy Towing
Flat tow mini truck Honda Acty Daihatsu Hijet Carry Sambar

Hello. Looking to buy a 4x4 manual mini truck to flat tow behind my rig. Was hoping someone that does it could chime in on how to do it properly. Specifically, what make, model, year mini truck is best suited for flat tow, how to install tow bar base plates, and procedures to prep the mini truck prior to towing. Cheers !
Ocrv 06/18/19 12:12pm Dinghy Towing
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