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#6392830 - 08/03/16 07:11 AM Cargo Hitch?
Slow Drifter Offline


Registered: 04/09/09
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Loc: Central Texas
The Jeep JK thread got me thinking....I drive a 94 Blazer K1500 for y hunting rig. I also use a cargo hitch for the ice chest if I kill a deer/pig/whatever. The ice chest, when it's on the hitch, covers the license plate. I've never been stopped for that but have heard (usually third party) stories f people getting stopped for a "concealed rear license plate." I've consdered relocating the license plate bracket to the tail gate show it'll be above the ice chest. No big deal getting stopped for it I guess, except the hassle and waste of time. Something I should consider or am I just borrowing trouble?
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#6392888 - 08/03/16 08:14 AM Re: Cargo Hitch? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. If you move it, you'd have to move the light as well or that's another thing you could get stopped for.
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#6392935 - 08/03/16 08:55 AM Re: Cargo Hitch? [Re: poisonivie]
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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. If you move it, you'd have to move the light as well or that's another thing you could get stopped for.


Dangit, hadn't thought about the light. Good point.
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#6393537 - 08/03/16 04:02 PM Re: Cargo Hitch? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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There should be holes in the hitch already for a license plate. The light is not very hard to install.

To answer the original question, yes it's illegal.

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#6397345 - 08/06/16 11:02 PM Re: Cargo Hitch? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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Can you make a plate for the hitch or order and extra? Seems easier than relocating?

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#6397515 - 08/07/16 08:28 AM Re: Cargo Hitch? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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I was actually considering mounting the plate to the ice chest. Wouldn't take 30 seconds to move it from vehicle to ice chest with a drill-driver.
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