Post by shesgotthelook on Jun 25, 2019 14:27:57 GMT 10
I personally have replaced several older style tow hitches with standard modern ones. Several reasons, number one being safety & secondly so that I have the same sized ball for all things towing on the farm.
I don't know the road rules for each state regarding tow hitches.
Post by sportsman 1 on Jun 25, 2019 15:51:40 GMT 10
It is certainly illegal to use a two piece ball. If you have a one piece ball of the correct dimension for the hitch then no particular problem, if the original hitch is in good condition and working properly it should be ok.
If you want to go 50mm ball you might want to look at finding a standard 50mm tow hitch off an older van or trailer. Depending on what you can find this will give you an old looking hitch with the convenience (and safety/legality) of a new ball.
I got an over-ride hitch ball mount and shaft off an old trailer and fitted it to my 1955 Clipper in place of the original Treg hitch shaft. A little engineering (shorten the shaft and run a new thread on it for the locking nut) but works a treat and looks origididgeish!