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Old 09-29-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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California laws

Hello,
We have recently had our exterior re done. It is mirror shiny. Everyone tells us it has to be illegal! I'm not into breaking the law and don't want a ticket for being shiny. However, I have googled the laws for shininess in California and I can't find a law. Does anyone know if it's illegal to have a shiny vehicle in Cali? Just so happens Justin bieber recently got pulled over for his chrome car but from what I read it's not illegal just annoying to others?? Any clarification would b appreciated. Hoping to take the trailer for our first ever outing since buying the 65 safari!
Thank you for any clarification.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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We have been towing our polished '65 Caravel for over ten years, much of that in California. No problem.

You can hardly go down the highway without coming across a polished tanker truck.

The biggest problem with a polished Airstream is, if the inside of the door is polished, having the sun reflect off the concave surface when the door is open and burn your patio rug. I thought it was not possible until it happened to us.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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Plenty of tanker semi-trucks rolling down the road with polished trailers all over the country... Especially around dairy farms. Never heard of one being pulled over for it being too shiny.

As to Beiber being pulled over. Probably for his awful music that the record companies write for him.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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I believe the problem is when your shinny trailer is dirty. They then charge you with public nuisance.

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Does anyone know if it's illegal to have a shiny vehicle in Cali?
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:33 PM   #5
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Doesn't California have a law against everything, well almost! Ha


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Old 10-27-2014, 07:43 PM   #6
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Doesn't California have a law against everything
Nearly. And everything thing else is carcinogenic.
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Wayward,

Hope you never come to California - don't want you to get cancer.

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:13 PM   #8
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Nearly. And everything thing else is carcinogenic.
At Least.

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We love California and we visit often. We have never had any problem there. Our Airstreams have never been that shiny so I guess that we have not been in violation of California law. We have found that Troopers and Deputies wave to us when they pass by more so than in most other states.

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:22 PM   #10
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We love California and we visit often. We have never had any problem there. Our Airstreams have never been that shiny so I guess that we have not been in violation of California law. We have found that Troopers and Deputies wave to us when they pass by more so than in most other states.

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Lucky.

Maybe bedcause you have an out of state license plate.

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If you're not breaking the law in California you must have a really sad life.
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Lucky.

Maybe bedcause you have an out of state license plate.

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The tag on our Airsteam is 32A (Florida) and the Tag on our tow vehicle is 32 (Florida). They may think that we are someone important.

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Does anyone obey the 55 MPH limit for vehicles with trailers, when everyone else is going 75 MPH?

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:39 PM   #14
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Does anyone obey the 55 MPH limit for vehicles with trailers, when everyone else is going 75 MPH?

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At 75 mph, we get beeped at for holding back traffic.

Then, usually the same person gripes about bad gas mileage.

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