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Old 09-15-2015, 05:12 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Brother Les View Post
Could not find this section of Virginia driving Law for personal vehicles.

I did see something about a overhang was not to exceed 3 feet on the front of the vehicle. This was about commercial hauling.

Did he show you the codes or just told you this?
I sent an e-mail to Va State Police regarding this. Here is their reply:
"Thank you for contacting the Virginia State Police, Safety Division.

Pursuant to section 46.2-1054 of the Code of Virginia, It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in the Commonwealth with any object or objects, other than a rear view mirror, sun visor, or other equipment of the motor vehicle approved by the Superintendent, suspended from any part of the motor vehicle in such a manner as to obstruct the driver's clear view of the highway through the windshield, the front side windows, or the rear window, or to alter a passenger-carrying vehicle in such a manner as to obstruct the driver's view through the windshield. However, this section shall not apply (i) when the driver's clear view of the highway through the rear window is obstructed if such motor vehicle is equipped with a mirror on each side, so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for at least 200 feet to the rear of such vehicle, (ii) to safety devices installed on the windshields of vehicles owned by private waste haulers or local governments and used to transport solid waste, or (iii) to bicycle racks installed on the front of any bus operated by any city, county, transit authority, or transit or transportation district.

I hope the information provided is helpful."

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Old 09-16-2015, 11:59 AM   #42
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No. 1 doesn't solve the problem of the thin metal and frame extension to bumper welds. I'm looking into the 4SQUARE SafetyStruts (see on Amazon) that might put support where it's needed.

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:16 PM   #43
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I purchased the safety struts but they will not work on my Roo. I contacted them and they have a different design coming out soon.
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:15 PM   #44
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I've had Safetystruts on my 2014 23ikss for a year and a half. They work just like they are supposed to and take the stress off the welds. Bolted all the way through. Never a problem. Mounted a 4 bike yakima bike rack on the bumper. Took the spare tire off the bumper and mouted it underneath with the BAL Hide-A-Spare. That works great too.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:21 PM   #45
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I went a step further and had the struts welded to the bumper and frame in addition to bolting to the frame. I sleep better now.

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