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Hi there... can some one tell me if driving with the top tailgate up and open on a panel van legal or not legal?
Was pulled over in the HR on the weekend and was warned.

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How about all the tradies etc who carry stuff sticking out the back..? I never had a problem with it, but that was back in the day.

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can't see how as long as nothings hanging out or blocking your vision
maybe just a anal cop looking for a quick ticket to get his quota up for the month
years ago i argued with a young cop over my car not having indicators or seat belts
i informed him pre 65 does not have to have seat belts and in 53 they didn't come with indicators

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The road rules in your state should help, if not ask the cop that warned you where to find it?

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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There have been instances of people dying from carbon monoxide drawn into the back of commercial vans (hi-ace type) through leaky back seals.
Opening the top tailgate of a van would do the same, probably worse.
So, I can see it being made illegal after people died.
I know I nearly always had the top tailgate up when I had my EH van, every did 40 years ago. But I always had a window open.
And we carried people unrestrained in the back. Even parents put their little kids in the back of their station wagons back then.
The world has changed since then.
You young blokes missed all the fun.
David

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Old is good.

It'd be because of the fumes. When I got my van 20-odd years ago, RW guy wasn't interested in minor panel rust (guards, doors), but I had to fix the small rust in the tailgate. He said fumes could get in.

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In the tailgate hmmm,I knew HRs rusted๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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Cheers Al....
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Nah
Itโ€™s just a wagon thing ๐Ÿ˜

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As I always say
Stay safe all
Regards Dazza

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au

That was my HK van. HRs don't have rust, we all know that.

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My HR Ute never had any problems ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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As I always say
Stay safe all
Regards Dazza

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au

My HR Ute never had any problems ๐Ÿ˜Ž..... in the top tailgate.
David

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Old is good.

Anyone he hasn't had a HK๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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Cheers Al....
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And HTs and HGs. But they weren't as rusty as the HKs.

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Ya shoulda kept the HK they have less rust than HRs,I keep trying to educate ya๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
I had a HR,I put it in at the panelbeters to get the rust cut out,went back a week later and he gave me the door handles back,that was all that was left of it๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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Cheers Al....
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I would be fighting it if i got a ticket, especially if i had the front windows open, flow through ventilation couldnt possibly suck fumes in.

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Like Mrs Marsh said โ€œit does get inโ€.
When I drive my AP5 Safari around with the back window wound down and the 4 other windows wound down and the vent quarter windows opened it acts like a vortex and pulls the fumes in.

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Bryan

We had a copper here who fined a woman because her windscreen bottle washer was empty๐Ÿ™„

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Cheers Al....
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she wasn't his EX wife lol

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I drive around in my HG wagon, with all the air conditioners "ON" (4 windows and tailgate down, vent open, & quarter vents open) most of the yrea, and ist nevr affteced meeโ€ฆ...

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"If your car has quarter vents, a diff at the back, and was available with wind-down windows, you may talk to me.
Otherwise I am not interested. Amen."

From what I understand (in Vic) if you are carrying a load and you have it open and as long as your load is not exceeding the load limit you can have it open...otherwise it should be closed. Same with a ute. Ask an Older cop who knows

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Sixty Eight

good work isn't cheap...cheap work isn't good

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Just chop the roof of it

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