Depends on the state. I got pulled over for it in Washington, but in Utah there is a specific law to protect you for having bike racks blocking the license plate.Remember that your license plate needs to be fully visible so nothing like a bike rack and bikes on it to block a clear vision of the plate. Seems all too common and should be a hefty fine.
I have a hitch rack and haven't been pulled over so far (knock on wood). Here in WA, there's a movement to allow racks that block the rear plate not being a violation. Not sure of its status right now.Depends on the state. I got pulled over for it in Washington, but in Utah there is a specific law to protect you for having bike racks blocking the license plate.
Definitely curious on which direction you go for a locker and how much you end up spending as I'm waffling on the same decision.I got stuck in the backyard.
I guess my desire for AWD/4x4 was confirmed. First 10' I try and drive it, I get stuck
I will be getting a locker and better tires. Also won't normally be driving it questionable locations, like back yards.
I have a diesel Promaster, already built out with a bike-specific cook/sleep/thrive setup.I'm in the used market and would really prefer the diesel but they are hard to come by.
Lots of talk on capabilities in here but a loaded van with high load tires and 60-80psi will turn into the proverbial one wheel wonder right quick. Again on a gravel road it doesn't take much pitch to start spinning. As of now I'm a big fan of Cooper AT3's. Remarkably quiet and extremely well mannered on pavement for an all terrain mountain/snowflake rated tire. 60k tire to boot
Mike, thanks for the offer, I've seen your PM and your build-out is along the lines of what I would do. However, I think I would enjoy the design/build process too much to miss out on it.
Mine is gas. I was originally looking at diesel MB and the maintenance costs on them was ungodly. Additionally, I don't have anyone in my valley who really works on diesel, so if something did go wrong I would have to get it towed pretty far away.Hey RealDad, is your Promaster gas or diesel. I'm in the used market and would really prefer the diesel but they are hard to come by. So what do you have and how do you like it? Thanks.
I'm going with that, at least vs a pre Transit Ford van with an open diff. Speaking of which is that what's in the Promaster? I'm guessing it has at least some anti-slip brake lock tech?And some of it is undoubtedly that this front wheel drive vehicle with a *lot* of weight on the front axle is suprisingly capable.