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Old 04-06-2011, 05:53 PM
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Default Is it illegal to drive without a bed in California?

I was gonna paint my bed and leave it in my garage while I put more coats on so it can dry properly. Is it illegal to drive without the bed in california, if I have the license plate and brake lights mounted?
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:53 PM
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: Is it illegal to drive without a bed in California?

You should be good, but be sure you keep the bumper mounted too.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: Is it illegal to drive without a bed in California?

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but be sure you keep the bumper mounted too.
This. Bed or not, there are definitely very specific bumper laws that apply.

Driving in the scenario you described would be illegal as you have no fenders. There's probably some additional penal codes you're violating as well...

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CVC 27600. No person shall operate any motor vehicle having three or more wheels, any trailer, or semitrailer unless equipped with fenders, covers, or devices, including flaps or splash aprons, or unless the body of the vehicle or attachments thereto afford adequate protection to effectively minimize the spray or splash of water or mud to the rear of the vehicle and all such equipment or such body or attachments thereto shall be at least as wide as the tire tread.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:06 PM
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Default Re: Is it illegal to drive without a bed in California?

Only other thing i might consider would be some mud flaps.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:39 PM
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as long as you have mud flaps, a bumper, and all the proper lights firmly attached to your vehicle, you won't get hassled. i've done it, and know others who have too
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:42 AM
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steal a cheap platic trash can. cut it in half and ziptie it to your frame somehow. done
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