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Ocrv

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Posted: 06/19/19 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the link DE Bishop. That link is an Invaluable resource

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Ocrv wrote:

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.

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Ocrv wrote:



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.


In most states, a flat-towed vehicle must be registered or have a trip-permit issued, so trailering is probably the way to go for this reason alone.


Bryan

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Posted: 06/27/19 12:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rjstractor wrote:

Ocrv wrote:

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.

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