The definition of a “vehicle”

June 12, 2012

  • 163 Exemptions
  • 163I Nature and Extent
  • 163I(C) Property and Rights Exempt
  • 163k44 k. Vehicles and Teams.

163 Exemptions“Vehicle” for purposes of Iowa’s exemption statute, which allows a farmer to exempt a team and wagon or other vehicle that farmer uses to habitually earn his living, is that in or on which a person or thing is carried or may be carried, and is a means of conveyance; a wheelbarrow, a covered wagon, a Rolls-Royce, a patient mule, a man-of-war, and possibly a Pullman car or ocean liner is a “vehicle.”
Matter of Hahn, 5 B.R. 242 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa 1980)