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Old 04-10-2017, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Buggy from lake tahoe to trail

How strict are the police about driving a buggy no plates from lake to Rubicon? I am planning a trip in June.
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Thats a long way to go on a public road with no plates. I wouldn't do it.
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It's only illegal until you get caught. But then you can hike the Rubicon trail!
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lake Tahoe is a big ass lake, where specifically are you coming from? I assume you are trying to enter through the Tahoe side?
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If your buggy doesn't have any sort of registration, you should apply for a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. That will cover you when you get off the streets.
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X2 on where you plan to drive from ? If you are talking Tahoma then maybe but the main rd ( hwy 89 ) and the neighborhood surrounding the trail head are patrolled and especially out on 89 it would be a risk. IMO crazy to think about driving 89 in a buggy.
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Going to get the permit. I have tail lights and blinkers. Thanks for the info.
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Going to get the permit. I have tail lights and blinkers. Thanks for the info.
The permit doesn't allow u to be on the street.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Oh? Sooo not really able to. Swell
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If youre getting a buggy to tahoe, I assume you have a trailer? Theres a big spot to park a truck and trailer on Tahoe side, then you're on forrest service roads already I believe.
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If youre getting a buggy to tahoe, I assume you have a trailer? Theres a big spot to park a truck and trailer on Tahoe side, then you're on forrest service roads already I believe.
This. They patrol both Loon and Tahoe side. From the staging area on the Tahoe side you can go all the way through to Loon in an OHV no problem.
Any way to plate it where your from?
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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This. They patrol both Loon and Tahoe side. From the staging area on the Tahoe side you can go all the way through to Loon in an OHV no problem.
Any way to plate it where your from?
Uh No way in Illinois
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hmm, you might think about doing Fordyce Trail. Your buggy would love it. Rubicon is more for mild stock street rigs. Both trails are epic to do, and are only about one hour apart from Tahoe.
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Nice rig but would get about five seconds down the pavement in Tahoe before being pulled over.

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Creek flows for Firdyce are probably gonna be crazy in June.
Like kill you crazy. A run to the first crossing would be fun though...
You can easily run the con back and forth 8n your rig. Just pick a side to stage at cuz they will pull you over if they see you on the road.
If your dead set on running it straight through hit me up. I can be at Loon with an empty trailer in an hourish. I will accept beer and food in a romantic manner as payment.
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Creek flows for Firdyce are probably gonna be crazy in June.
Like kill you crazy. A run to the first crossing would be fun though...
You can easily run the con back and forth 8n your rig. Just pick a side to stage at cuz they will pull you over if they see you on the road.
If your dead set on running it straight through hit me up. I can be at Loon with an empty trailer in an hourish. I will accept beer and food in a romantic manner as payment.
The Rubicon in June could be a struggle. Better be late June.
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The Rubicon in June could be a struggle. Better be late June.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:24 AM   #18 (permalink)
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They wait for people like you thinking you can get away with even a little street time. I drive mine to and from the trail but its nevada reg. insured etc. They always see me, whip around and haul ass like they got me then see nevada plates and big ass mud flaps and just fall back. Id have been popped 10 times by now.

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Creek flows for Firdyce are probably gonna be crazy in June.
Like kill you crazy. A run to the first crossing would be fun though...
x2 on the river flows this year in june, but fordyce to the first crossing isnt much of a challenge for that rig, similar to the rubicon actually, past the first crossing is when the trail starts getting a little harder. not that its not worth going though, still plenty of fun wheelin
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:57 AM   #20 (permalink)
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At the tahoe/tahoma end of the trail the local eldorado county sheriff lives in tahoma so he's usually patrolling somewhere in the neighborhood .
I just saw him on the 17th busting two guys coming out of the trail and onto the street on snowmobiles.
A buggy is just as illegal on the street as a snowmobile, if he see's you he will bust you.

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