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New Trailer Hitch Insert Law Illinois?
05-09-2010, 04:54 PM
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New Trailer Hitch Insert Law Illinois?
I keep hearing rumblings that there is a new law in Illinois that prohibits having an insert(ball) in your hitch if you are not towing anything? Does anyone have any information on this....maybe Adealac will chime in?




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05-09-2010, 06:16 PM
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RE: New Trailer Hitch Insert Law Illinois?
simple google search

http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.a...ssionID=76

Quote:Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that if any portion of a motor vehicle hitch containing a ball mount and hitch receiver extends more than 4 inches beyond the motor vehicle's rear bumper, then the ball mount must be removed from the hitch receiver when the motor vehicle is not being used for towing. Provides that if any portion of a motor vehicle hitch extends more than 4 inches beyond the rear bumper of the motor vehicle and the hitch is composed of a single assembly that cannot be easily removed from the vehicle, then the ball of the hitch must be covered with a red cover. Defines "ball mount", "hitch receiver", and "motor vehicle hitch".

but so far it looks like its still a bill and not law




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05-09-2010, 06:29 PM
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RE: New Trailer Hitch Insert Law Illinois?
it should not be left in anyway or the tongue will rust itself into the receiver and it will never come out then if you need to swap to a different tongue.




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05-09-2010, 06:53 PM
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RE: New Trailer Hitch Insert Law Illinois?
(05-09-2010 06:29 PM)outalne94z71 Wrote:  it should not be left in anyway or the tongue will rust itself into the receiver and it will never come out then if you need to swap to a different tongue.

Boss....I did search and all I could come up with was the same thing that you found....but I am hearing of people that are getting tickets for this...nothing first hand though.

As far as leaving it in....I don't always have it in but I do leave it in occasionally.




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05-09-2010, 08:16 PM
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Thats a dumb law. I leave my drop hitch in all the time, i cant tell ya how many idiots would have hit my bumper pulling up so close in parking lots.




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05-09-2010, 09:39 PM
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RE: New Trailer Hitch Insert Law Illinois?
Sounds like another horrible law in IL that will just cost the state more in useless court visits since you will be able to argue this to no extent...

I was going/leaving/getting/did it yesterday/getting ready for tomorrow/ to pull a trailer... pretty sure cops won't stop people for this though, seems like a waste of time.

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05-10-2010, 05:39 PM
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there trying to do that in pa to but it is still a bill, quick story about me leaving mine on was parked in a parking lot came out of store to find a guy a cop and ems there behind my truck, here the dumb [censored] hit his leg off my receiver and split his leg open the guy said he was going to sue me , i looked at him and said why he said that is a danger i asked him and the cop why was he so close to the back of my truck is there something in the bed he wanted, the cop laughed and the guy just shut up and nothing was ever done about it. but i will tell you one thing i have hit that thing while it was in and damn that thing hurts like heLL




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12-26-2011, 11:03 AM
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I totally agree with your viewpoint on what a hazard those damn hitches are. I was driving my Prius and texting my bff -lol and when I looked back up, there was this big, smoking jacked up GMC Sierra with one of those big balls on the back stopped at a red light. I thought WTF!? as I planted both feet on the brakes and WHAM, totally ruined the front of my 50mpg Prius AGAIN. That's the third time in 4 months now, and it's all because of those A$$holes who have to drive big jacked up trucks and tow crap behind them. If that weren't bad enough, it has ruined the aerodynamic design of my Prius and now I only get 47.24 mpg. Is there someone I can text to help me sue this redneck?I am With Stupid
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12-26-2011, 04:46 PM
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RE: New Trailer Hitch Insert Law Illinois?
(05-09-2010 08:16 PM)RamAford Wrote:  Thats a dumb law. I leave my drop hitch in all the time, i cant tell ya how many idiots would have hit my bumper pulling up so close in parking lots.

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I think people who think up stupid laws like that, and then use up the peoples tax dollars for thier salary, plus everyone else's salary for all the time it takes to promote it, file it. document it and then get voted on and vetoed should get fired.

Start to finish that is probably huge $$
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12-31-2011, 05:31 AM
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RE: New Trailer Hitch Insert Law Illinois?
Wow, amazing what polititions will say thier doing to keep the public "safe", when all they are truly doing is generating revenue.Bad Idea
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