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Old 06-24-2016, 10:29 PM   #11
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Just to let you know, in Ontario, Canada, it is ILLEGAL to have a hitch in the receiver, unless you have something attached to the hitch.
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:49 PM   #12
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A buddy of mine got a ticket here in Michigan for having his hitch in.
I guess it's a little known and enforced law. I would think most cops would let it slide unless you give them a reason.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:07 PM   #13
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It's illegal.. But a cobalt hit my blue ox head.. Broke the cobalt...


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Old 06-25-2016, 07:53 PM   #14
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Lol, a lamp post tested my hitch the other day, hitch survived- cement didnt.
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:19 PM   #15
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It's illegal in PA also, and I know of people who have been cited for it.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:13 PM   #16
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I thought it was common sense to take the hitch out! I don't enjoy busting my knee, have my hitch rust or getting a ticket.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:42 PM   #17
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In Illinois they can ticket for leaving it in there. Just another way to get money.
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:09 PM   #18
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Do they expect you to remove the hitch along with the TT when you set up on your site?? Do you have to remove it to go to dinner, shopping, get fuel, etc.?
My hitch weighs about 50 lbs and is not easy to disconnect. Where do you keep the hitch after you remove it? That is $500 of hitch I would not want to be stolen.
With a law like that, you may as well weld your hitch to your TT.
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I thought it was common sense to take the hitch out! I don't enjoy busting my knee, have my hitch rust or getting a ticket.
Just curious, do you remove the hitch when camping but not pulling your unit? I'm assuming you leave the campsite with your TV to go places.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:30 PM   #20
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Lets Hear it for Hitches

I'm with those who are pro leave the hitch in. Mine is too big and heavy to remove so it is always in my truck's receiver. While I hope I am never rear ended, I have told more than one person that I'm not worried about the back of my truck with that hitch on there. Pity the fool who hits me! I live on a farm so if the hitch were to ever become an issue after an accident, I can simply say the vehicle is used to move farm equipment, thus, taking the hitch in/out is impractical. I do agree with the stingers though. I've gotten pretty good at avoiding the hitch when moving around the back of my truck because it certainly is attention getting to bark your shin on that solid chunk of metal!!
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