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post #1 of 8 Old 12-29-2017, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Installed my first "mod"

Since everyone insists on doing everything else except paying attention to driving, I decided to add a little deterrent to tailgating - a four position hitch with a hook. Installed hook up of course.
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-29-2017, 08:31 PM
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Since everyone insists on doing everything else except paying attention to driving, I decided to add a little deterrent to tailgating - a four position hitch with a hook. Installed hook up of course.
Haha... Is it legal to drive like that? I've been told that it's illegal to drive with the hitch in without a trailer

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I've been told that it's illegal to drive with the hitch in without a trailer
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I was just having this discussion with my wife thinking of buying or making some kind of hitch bumper.
Not much back there to stop some one from damaging your bumper.

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Haha... Is it legal to drive like that? I've been told that it's illegal to drive with the hitch in without a trailer

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It depends on the state. I don't know if it is here, and don't care, TBH. If the cops wanna stop me, so be it. It will stay there until I'm literally forced to remove it.
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I run the WeatherTech BumpStop black plastic model. Used it on my KL too. Great shelf for groceries, and a quick seat when in the woods camping.
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I run the WeatherTech BumpStop black plastic model. Used it on my KL too. Great shelf for groceries, and a quick seat when in the woods camping.
Do you have a picture? I want to add a hitch and add the BumpStop, but I worry they may be too low to the ground to be of any use.

A few months ago someone bumped into me when I suddenly stopped for a school bus:
(you can barely hear it in the video).

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Do you have a picture? I want to add a hitch and add the BumpStop, but I worry they may be too low to the ground to be of any use.

A few months ago someone bumped into me when I suddenly stopped for a school bus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isVOpAwxEig (you can barely hear it in the video).
It is not too low for anything on the factory hitch. Aftermarket hitch might be too low.

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