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post #1 of 8 Old 05-14-2012, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Washington laws regarding doorless jeeps?

HI All,

I have removed all 4 doors and my top.

Obviously they are designed to be taken off.

Is there any RCW or WAC that says otherwise?

I have take off motorcycle mirrors in the hinges on both sides so I should be OK as far as rear view mirrors.

Your thoughts?

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-14-2012, 09:15 PM
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To my knowledge the only law to be concerned about is in regards to your mirrors, which you stated you have. I have a buddy who is a snohomish country sheriff who informed me the law is that you need two mirrors (the rearview does count as one.) I have been riding doorless and topless most all of last summer and so far about a week now with no issues.

Most officers that i have encountered dont even know the law about mirrors.

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Rearview and driver side is required.
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My thought? You're 82 years old. At some point you jsut gotta stop giving a shit what the man wants you to do and have some damn fun!

Enjoy the hell outta that Jeep!

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Originally Posted by Bubblegoose1 View Post
Rearview and driver side is required.
this is gospel! However if any cop is like me, they're just checking out the Jeep and wishing they were in theirs! I mean really, you're gonna stop for a side view mirror on a Jeep, please!

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I've never been bothered with no mirrors. I've only lived in wa about a year, so I was fine last summer and good so far this summer.

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Nothing in the RCW's about having doors but definetly about the mirrors. I asked a Trooper buddy of mine and he said that the way he looks at it, if the doors are made to come off via the manufaturer, then all is good. The RCW is pretty vauge
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Zip zero zilch. The RCWs nor the WAC state anything about the vehicle must have doors. What it does state is IF(key word here) vehicle is equipped with doors, they must be equipped with a locking mechanism. Obviously it is a safety issue if doors on a vehicle cannot stay shit.

Many vehicles are manufactured without doors or sliding doors or even completely bodiless as in the case of farm equipment/construction vehicles which can still legally travel down a highway as long as it is sporting a big triangle on the ass end.

As with anything, cops are clueless about half the laws they enforce.

FYI, my rig rarely has its doors or top on during the months it does not rain here. Never been pulled over for it in 4 years.

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