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Old 01-16-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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driving the power lines today

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Old 01-16-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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Are these power line legal to wheel on?
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:03 PM   #4
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where u at. it looks like some places in GA
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:06 PM   #5
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His plates are from Illinois. I used to run the power lines near Charleston SC several years ago. It was legal at that time.
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It differs from state to state. Sadly in MA its illegal
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:09 PM   #7
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I don't mean to hijack the thread but I've heard a lot of people talking about power lines on the forum and thought it was an off road park somewhere but now i'm assuming it actually means riding on power company property where they've run large power lines? because there is a nice plot of land with power lines on it behind my aunt and uncle's new house that looks like a nice little trail to ride on. sorry again for butting in on the thread.
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I don't mean to hijack the thread but I've heard a lot of people talking about power lines on the forum and thought it was an off road park somewhere but now i'm assuming it actually means riding on power company property where they've run large power lines? because there is a nice plot of land with power lines on it behind my aunt and uncle's new house that looks like a nice little trail to ride on. sorry again for butting in on the thread.
If its posted obviously no. If it isnt, it should be fine, but check with the local authorities.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:18 PM   #9
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i didn't get much of a look but just a small portion of the trail. next time i'm up there i'll walk a little ways up it to see if i can find some signs but saw nothing in the way of signs or paint. who would i ask when you say check with the authorities? like at the parks and rec dept or like a sheriff's dept?
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i didn't get much of a look but just a small portion of the trail. next time i'm up there i'll walk a little ways up it to see if i can find some signs but saw nothing in the way of signs or paint. who would i ask when you say check with the authorities? like at the parks and rec dept or like a sheriff's dept?
When you look know going in in most states it HAS to be posted EVERY 50ft.

I'd say sheriff. Just ask what the rules on power lines are.
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as long as there is not a "no tresspassing" sign then you won't be arrested and can't. Hell, down here in FL we tresspass anyways and usually the cops let us off with a nice "don't come back here scare the crap out of us" and we're usually done.
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as long as there is not a "no tresspassing" sign then you won't be arrested and can't. Hell, down here in FL we tresspass anyways and usually the cops let us off with a nice "don't come back here scare the crap out of us" and we're usually done.
The problem with doing that is if the owner comes out, he can get you arrested. Also it give the people trying to close legal trails down (happens a lot here) a reason to do so. I urge you to practice responsible wheeling.
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thanks guys. there isn't much in the way of trails around here that are "legal" and don't get old within the first five or ten rides. so any land we can hit is good land. i'll kindly return your topic to the OP. haha.
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The problem with doing that is if the owner comes out, he can get you arrested. Also it give the people trying to close legal trails down (happens a lot here) a reason to do so. I urge you to practice responsible wheeling.
Luckily down here in the gunshine owners usually take care of their propertys and as long as you don't break a fence down or do something stupid they won't have you arrested. Usually the places we go wheeling around here all have owners who don't care or don't know. The cops are usually the ones to shut the places down due to partiers.
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and we triple check postings every trail we hit. everyone around here keeps there signs secured to the trees so they aren't just laying on the ground and you know where private property is. we're not big fans of "wildcatting" and getting trails shut down. I wish we could actually get more opened. few of the wheelin clubs around here work real hard to keep trails clean, safe and open.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:26 PM   #16
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i really envy florida wheelers. i see mud up here then i go to youtube and see florida mud and my jaw drops everytime. y'all are some lucky punks down there. haha
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Luckily down here in the gunshine owners usually take care of their propertys and as long as you don't break a fence down or do something stupid they won't have you arrested. Usually the places we go wheeling around here all have owners who don't care or don't know. The cops are usually the ones to shut the places down due to partiers.
The problem with this is that it makes 4x4 drivers look like "partiers". And just because an owner doesnt know doesnt (!) make it right.
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i really envy florida wheelers. i see mud up here then i go to youtube and see florida mud and my jaw drops everytime. y'all are some lucky punks down there. haha
yeah we really are it's just cops can be real awful to deal with when we gotta deal with em. It's the people who dump/party/and dump dead bodies who get the places shut down. Cops really don't mind 4 wheeling as long as you're safe and not stupid. People always manage to ruin stuff some how though.

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The problem with this is that it makes 4x4 drivers look like "partiers". And just because an owner doesnt know doesnt (!) make it right.
as long as your not out on the trail at night you're fine. And if you are and you arne't just out there to get trashed you're fine.
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yeah. luckily the trails we hit are up on the sides of mountains and there is no way unless they buy jeep interceptors they could get up to where we ride. so our only concern is whats posted and whats not. cuz some people buy land and never post a thing there then raise hell when you ride on it even though there is nothing up at all to warn you.
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yeah well down here in FL if you're on someone's land they can legally shoot your ass haha. Never heard of it happening but it probably has. cops down here have repo's f250's and helicopters to nab us.
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yeah. i'm not thinking the sheriff's depts up here have that kind of budget for true offroad vehicles. only real problem is people that screw around in the few national forests that still have trails open here in VA. the forest service doesn't take that too lightly.
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yeah well down here in FL if you're on someone's land they can legally shoot your ass haha. Never heard of it happening but it probably has. cops down here have repo's f250's and helicopters to nab us.
The only way you can shoot somebody on your property is if you feel you are in mortal danger.
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The only way you can shoot somebody on your property is if you feel you are in mortal danger.

well yeah but if you're trespassing one someone's property and the owner says he feels threatened and shoots you he'll usually be fine.
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I live in the middle of nowhere, and Theres about 5000 acres of old mining land 10 minutes from my house Ive been exploring. The company pushed up dirt mounds on the entrances to old roads, but they only keep dirtbikes and most quads out. Ive managed to find my way over roads out the butt, and more I have to check out. Otherwise most of the "trails" where people mud have been posted and stuff, and police sit in the best one around that I know of with some real mud holes. Its a shame I want to look into this power lines thing.
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well yeah but if you're trespassing one someone's property and the owner says he feels threatened and shoots you he'll usually be fine.
Without a witness (or obvious proof) its nearly impossible to prove. That law is the most overused shooting excuse and its nearly always backfires...Just sayin' dont shoot first and ask questions later.
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Shooting people isnt nice anyways. If someone ever kills me I will not be happy about it
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Shooting people isnt nice anyways. If someone ever kills me I will not be happy about it
but you're so goddamn mean even satan said you're to mean for hell so i guess heaven has lotsa nice mudhole
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haha this weekend I was out at a place called rancho about an hour north of me and it's all legal and all but the owner has part of the property where if you step on it he fires his shotgun in the air. Also, since it's legal the cops are posted out there but you can't get kicked out or forced to leave.. they just check for underage drinking and drugs. Usually a few people get arrested for one of those things everytime I'm out there.
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Just want to state, that Wildcating or offroading where it's not legally allowed or posted to do so is not to be talked about on WranglerForum. This is (the only) a verbal warning to all in this thread.
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^^^^^Yep.
Alright guys. Be kind to the OP and get back on topic.

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