What do you keep in the receiver when you aren't towing?

Discussion in 'Towing & Trailer Tech' started by savagetman, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. jsmith4816

    jsmith4816 Rockstar 100 Posts

    The receiver....its rusted in lol
  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    wow, almost anything I put in my receiver on my 2005 would stick out farther than the bumper, except a flat plug. I just looked, it may be set 1" behind the bumper.
  3. Drake_korthos

    Drake_korthos Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    found a Z71 plug to use when not haulin stuff. Compliments the rest of the Z71 badging.
  4. 95C1500

    95C1500 Rockstar 100 Posts

    ball mount. Haven't been pulled over yet. I don't think it matters in my town anyways.
  5. BornAgainBiker55

    BornAgainBiker55 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Never heard of that before, and I have a Class-A licence in Colorado. I keep the 1-7/8", the 2" raise, the 2" drop, and the 2-5/8" all in the toolbox, and the pindle (hook) / 2" combo in the receiver. I painted the sucker safety yellow so my co-workers and I would avoid the shin-smashing as it was parked. I have the car-harpoon in place because that covers 90% of the trailers I use, and because if you rear-end me you darn well will be paying for it (j/k)
  6. jake's silverado

    jake's silverado Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Well I usually keep nothing but I screwed up, long excuse but for my 2.5 in receiver I left the reducer in and left my lockable receiver pin in place. Now I can't even get the key more than half way in after soaking it with rust check and various other penetrating oils. Looks like its grinder time...
  7. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy All hail the Mad King!! Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Personally, if I'm not going to be hooking up to a trailer in a couple days I pull the stinger out, but that's just because I don't want it to rust. If there were a law around here for that everyone would be getting tickets constantly. Generally, if there's a hitch, there's some sort stinger in it for most people around here.
  8. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida Rockstar 4 Years 100 Posts

    With my 2012 Silverado I have to remove the receiver/ball because the backup sensors actually sense the ball. You get an alarm notice and it will drive you nuts each time you back up, so out it goes when not in use.
  9. SouthPaw

    SouthPaw New Member

    I have a oil rig drill bit that my brother in law made. It sticks out about 4'' from the back bumper. It is mostly a aesthetic piece, but I have used it to push around some heavy objects since its so stout.
  10. Gatito

    Gatito New Member

    Im my area, i asked an officer of Sureté du Québec about that. He said there is no reason to give a ticket for a Hitch ball, except if it block partly the view of the license plate.
    I live in Canada, Québec province

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