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Unread 06-04-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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German law and jeeps?

As you can tell I live in Germany for the time being (USAF). I have a few questions about what is legal here and what is not, I have heard some rumors and would love it if some one can help me out or even point to me a regulation that I can read, I would greatly appreciate it.

My main questions are...

-Is it legal to fold the windshield down? If so, what are the requirements to do so (eye protection, etc..)

-Is it legal to take the doors off? If legal, what are the requirements for mirrors? I had talked with some one (only person I've heard it from) that was told by a customs agent after import of their jeep that it's illegal to have the doors off?? I should note that I drive around with doors off all the time without mirrors (other than rear view) and haven't gotten one word said to me about (polizei or otherwise).

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Unread 06-28-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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Where are you in Germany? And no I do not think it is legal to go doorless. Did you try asking the SP's? By the way, I'm at Ramstein.
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Unread 09-14-2009, 09:32 AM   #3
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no, usually it's not legal if it's not written in your registration, to take the doors of.
But no one will accuse you if:
- you have a small chain between the hinge and the door latch
- you claim against officials you didn't know it's illegal- because your are a member of the Armed Forces.
Most officers have problems to speak English fluently, as a result they avoid it to speak as possible.Normally they just inform you, that is not allowed to go doorless.
Hah, I remember when I was constantly cought for speeding in the US... They always started like this is not the German Autobahn;-)
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Unread 09-15-2009, 04:33 AM   #4
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It΄s not allowed but the police doesn΄t care about that. If you still have mirrows, there is no problem. I drive all my Jeeps without doors since 1992.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 07:07 AM   #5
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sweeet. thanks for the help guys.

USAF I'm here pretty close to you. I'm at Spangdahlem until December. Hit me up!
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Unread 05-01-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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BTW Yes it is legal to run doorless in a Wrangler.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #7
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Doors off. Well, legally... YJ up until a certain production number is legal with safety chain or strap. TJ, not legal. As for on post, 190-1 doesn't say anything about it. JK is not covered yet, so unless it's in your fahrzeugbrief, you can't legally drive with doors off.
Enforced? Probably not without some incident. If you have mirrors and your kids aren't hanging out, they'll mostly leave you alone. I'm sure it's someones pet-peave and they'll get you when they see you... Keep your feet inside, drive normal, have mirrors, and they'll mostly leave you alone. On post, you may get a ticket for parking unsecured vehicle.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 01:44 PM   #8
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That's wrong.

Without doors you cant lock them - no ticket.
If you have doors and you don't lock them - 30 Euro ticket.
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