Wetlands regulations ............... in NH snorkels are legal on your machine but if you are caught riding in wetlands ..................well the fine will be $10 K and you are responsible for the cost to clean up the mess you made in the wetlandsI can't get my head wraped around this, so help me out. Why are some states making it illegal to run snorkles? More big brotherism or is there really a good reason?
snorkels in Maine are permitted in certain circumstances ........Remember that if you ride in other states, you may get a ticket for having a snorkeled machine. Maine is one I know for sure and I have heard that there are others that prohibit adding snorkels to an ATV/UTV.
But not all mudholes are considered "Wetlands" and Snorkels are LEGAL IN NHIt's easier for them to catch you with a snorkel installed, not necessarily doing the deed, than it is for them to catch you doing the deed.
I don't know if this is still the case, but you used to get in trouble in Canada just for having a fuzz-buster (radar detector) because it showed "intent" (to break the law).
So am I understanding this correctly?.....In the State of Maine, causing damage to wetlands is a crime for everyone, but the LEOs are looking for snorkles on ATV/UTV because they assume they will be riding in wetlands.Wetlands regulations ............... in NH snorkels are legal on your machine but if you are caught riding in wetlands ..................well the fine will be $10 K and you are responsible for the cost to clean up the mess you made in the wetlands
No they are assuming you are going to do damage to wetlands, and more than likely some of the ones using snorkels will do just that. Lets face it folks loud exhausts and machines modified for going in mud have given us all a bad name and we have lost some of our rights, and land to ride on because of the irresponsibility of these individuals. If we are to blame anyone we need to blame ourselves for not speaking up when we see people damaging property or people making way too much noise in areas where there are those that don't want to listen to it. I'm all for individual freedoms but not at the expense of our environment or the lack of responsibility of some of our brotherhood.So am I understanding this correctly?.....In the State of Maine, causing damage to wetlands is a crime for everyone, but the LEOs are looking for snorkles on ATV/UTV because they assume they will be riding in wetlands.
Mungo.....your kidding right. Intake snorkels are for getting air into the machine when the factory intake would be underwater, and exhaust snorkels are for keeping water from entering the engine when the factory exhaust would be underwater. Clutch snorkels are to keep water out of the clutch housing Snorkels are for atvs or utvs that have been turned into and used as submarines, periodIs there a difference between intake vs. exhaust snorkels?
I always thought the intake snorkels were for intended to get clean air on dusty trails.
Exhaust snorkels are intended for high water crossings? Since I have never used one, I am just winging it.
No problem....I just assumed everyone knew what snorkels on atvs were used for and you might be pullin my chain....guess not Have a good dayNot kidding. My only experience with snorkels has been full size 4x4s and when I inquired about how often the snorkle was used for mud and water as you describe it had not been very common in my area. The justification I hear cited is the clean air justification which is why I asked. Had not seen exhaust snorkels, but then again I have not been looking for them.
Just lack of experience on my part.