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Old 10-25-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Wondering if anyone is running with a deer guard on your rig. I plan to buy one very soon. Sure would be nice if the insurance companies would reduce rates with a deer g.uard installed.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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Wondering if anyone is running with a deer guard on your rig. I plan to buy one very soon. Sure would be nice if the insurance companies would reduce rates with a deer g.uard installed.
Just a deer?

What moose, elk, bear, horse, cow?
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Check your state laws before purchase. We sell aftermarket parts (cars and pickups, not big trucks) and an issue of legal contention in the industry in the last year or two is that some states are banning any sort of device on the front (like a deer guard, bumper guard, push bar, grill guard, etc.) that reinforces the front end of the vehicle over factory. Apparently the government weenies think that such devices are a public menace to pedestrians and prius' and are not safe for use on our public highways. The industry association is fighting it of course, and trying to prevent/repair these laws. It is a very big deal to accessory dealers in some areas where it seems like every pickup on the road has a bumper guard or grill guard.
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hot rod,
Are you saying this would be controlled by your home state rather than states one would travel thru? Have been starting to see a huge amount of semi drivers adding the guards to their trucks and many companies are adding the guards to their fleets.

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Around here most commercial insurance companies offer discounts if you have a grille guard type bumper as they reduce the amount of damage done when you hit an animal, thereby reducing insurance repair payouts.
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porky,
I have not spoken to my insurance company yet about any cost savings to me but just the thought of hitting a deer and the damage it would do makes me move in the direction of a grill guard. Beyond the cost of repair is the down time that I wouold not want to be without my rig for major repairs.
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Not sure if the laws I am talking about apply to big rigs or not, the association I belong to is concerned with passenger car and light truck accessories. I am going to be at the trade show for that this coming week and I'll see what info I can dredge up. I just know it was a big issue for some manufacturers/installers of these items about this time last year. I really did not follow what ground the association had gained with the government regulations involved, that is usually a lengthy process.
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around here the police all have push bars, even though they are not allowed to use them. I have a push bar on my Tahoe for the main reason of mounting my PIAA lights. I only threaten the Prius
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There is a company that makes guards that are coated with thick silver rubber. The local Freightliner dealer I go to sells them. They look very nice and heavy duty. The dealer is I-State Truck Center. I was thinking about getting one someday too.
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