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Can someone tell me the law

G'day all. Just wondering if anyone knows if crusing around with the uper tail gate open on a panel van is legal or not. I've seen a few people doing it. but knowing my luck and try it i'll be fined or something. My dad tells me in his days when he owned a panel van everyone used to do it but that was 25 years ago. I'm in victoria too so most likely the rule will be different to other states. I'm not sure where to ask about this rule. If i had to ask the RTA i dont exactly live that close to it.
Any infomation on this would be much apprieciated
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Give the local cops a call, i had a question about passengers in a van once and they helped me out no worries

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I had a similar problem a few years back when I asked if it was legal to drive a Suzuki Sierra with the windscreen laid down. No one could give me an answer and the closest I got was "If it was a factory option then it should be legal".
You can ask around but I'll bet you that no one will commit to an answer. I reckon if you're sensible about it, it won't be a problem.

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My mates and myself have never had a problem cruising around with our tailgates up. There is a law about having people in the rear though. (In Vic anyway). If your being a dick the cops will hassle you regardless of your tailgate being up

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dunno m8 but i do :P

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Thanks for all your responces. I've tried cruising around with it open once to see what it was like. I did this on a back road where no one was around. I reckon it looks awesome cruising around with it open. I was told buy the previous owner that it was only illegal if you get exhaust fumes in the car as a result of it being open. Dont think that sounds right though.

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carbom monoxcide is a silent killer you wont know what hit you keep your doors closed

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on the other hand, if u have the front windows open... you should get a flow - through effect. After all, as the original poster said, the older generation used to do it all the time... I never heard of anyone dying from it...
(doesnt' mean it never happened, mind you...)

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ive had plenty of panos myself and for some reason it didnt really help my having the front windows open... the cops didnt mind at all, id been pulled over a couple of times and they didnt mind, but i cant say it doesnt attract them though, i spose it just brings attention to the fact that ur a young fella out for a good time.. cops dont seem to like that! i had exhausts out both back and side pipes and it made no real difference with back open. but it definetly is a silent killer, id try to keep it to a minimum, except when ur cruisin or its swealting hot! good luck fella

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Here in SA you must have all front seats occupied then you can sit in the rear.No body part is allowed outside of the vehicle.
Ive player with the exhaust directing fumes down and outwards with a piece of curved exhaust pipe siliconed in place to find the right angle then weld in place.
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