Here in CA, all trucks are registered as Commercial. I guess, guilty until proven innocent... Anyway, As to someone was wondering if it is 50 state legal to leave on the hitch, I do not know. But I would assume, in CA it is legal providing the following info (copied from another forum, and then from the CA DMV site) Wouldn't we fall under the 34710 (e) section and be exempt?
Any CA officers able to chime in?
This is an interesting point and worth more research. Here's some info from the DMV:
V C Section 465 Passenger Vehicle
465. A "passenger vehicle" is any motor vehicle, other than a motortruck, truck tractor, or a bus, as defined in Section 233 , and used or maintained for the transportation of persons. The term "passenger vehicle" shall include a housecar.
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V C Section 34710 Passenger Vehicle Defined
Passenger Vehicle Defined
34710. As used in this division, "passenger vehicle" means any motor vehicle defined in Section 465, except any of the following motor vehicles:
(c) Specially constructed vehicles.
(d) Motor vehicles equipped with four-wheel drive.
(e) Motor vehicles constructed on a truck chassis.
(f) Motor vehicles operated for hire, compensation, or profit.
(g) Makes of motor vehicles of a model year manufactured or sold in California in quantities of less than 2,000 units for each such model year.
(h) Motor vehicles designed and constructed by the manufacturer of such vehicles, for off-highway use, as determined by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
34710 seems a little strange to me in that it includes (d) four wheel drive vehicles (of which many "cars" are these days) and also (h) which seems like a Jeep "Trail Rated" badge could get you out of a ticket
Anyone with some legal background want to chime in to give us a better interpretation?