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Pickups illegal in Flossmoor IL
It appears this town in IL does not allow pick up trucks parked in it due to its elite status. Crazy
If these folks stood out in the rain they'd drown their noses are so high in the air.
What about an F250 Superduty Platinum pkg is not expensive enough...
What about a Lexus PU or an Avalanche.
How about anybody who owns a pick-up voluntarily refuses to enter the city limits for any reason.
Oh, those bastids would really hate my 4x4 Truck ..... what a holes !!
When my daughter lived in a out lying area of Chicago the housing Assoc. had a age limit on vechicles parked outside. When my other daughter visited with their classic car they had to park in the garage.
Well what do you expect from a town who's name sounds like advice from your dentist?
this is just another example of the liberal elites trying to run your life.... the PutZ's of this country are so proud of their idiots.......
Reminds me of a story from years ago where a lady got her Cadillac stuck in a mudhole. She asked a passing farmer to help her and he started to hook up his tractor to her car. She said, "You're not going to hook that nasty old tractor up to my $30,000 car are you?" He replied, No Ma'am, I'm not going to hook my $50,000 tractor up to your $30,000 dollar car." He climbed back on his tractor and left.
I could have easily had almost any Cadillac for what my new F250 cost......
That's an archived article from Nov 13 1989...
In other news, the markets had a bad day Monday October 19th 1987
that was the year I bought my first 4wd drive vehicle...which would have been banned no doubt.
Probably not if it were a Range Rover, or Mercedes G Class.
I remember reading in the mid ‘80s Johnny Carson complaining about a truck parked on the street in his neighborhood. Wanted the city to make him move it to the garage. Turns out it was Dave Letterman’s. Funny a guy from Nebraska had a problem with a guy from Indiana having a pickup.
Orionsbrother I happened to see an article that is very recent but I liked that one better. I will see if I can find it.
How is July 1st for recent. See link
Although the article is from 1989 the ban is still in place. Apparently it came about in the 1960’s and was more of an architectural control committee type decision which is very common in a lot of communities. I wasn’t alive in the 60’s, but I’m guessing trucks were not nearly as common for personal use, so banning trucks was more like banning commercial use of homes. Most urban communities I’m aware of ban things like running a construction or landscape company out of your house. I don’t think the origins of the ban are as elitist as they sound today, although it is surprising it hasn’t changed. I did read somewhere that many of the homes are 100+ years old and the garages can’t even fit the trucks and they don’t want driveway or street parking which is a pretty common restriction so you don’t end up with 2,000 sq ft houses with 10 cars and 10 occupants. Many cities also don't allow occupants from more than 2 families from living in the same home which is really a ban on renting homes out to 5+ migrant/illegal workers from several different families from living in certain areas; Salt Lake City has had this in place for years in residential zoned areas.
At one time in Illinois if you had a pickup truck (or larger) you had to have a name and phone number on the doors I believe. That was back in the 1960's/70's.
I just ordered a 2019 Dodge 1500 with the black out package. They would definitely hate me there!
Never heard of laws like this in KS. Pickups were always a part of the culture growing up in rural KS.
Congrats on the truck longbeard. Those trucks are pretty mean looking. I have a ‘13 ram and thinking about getting a ‘19. Let me know how you like it.
Woods, for commercial, I believe that's still the case for DOT purposes. You don't have to have a phone #, but you do have to have your name on it and the DOT #'s. Never heard of that for personal use unless the GVWR is over 26,000 lbs. I'm not an expert at DOT rules, but I think this applies to all commercial vehicles regardless of size.....I know it applies to all of our trucks and we have never complied with it.....knock on wood.
Heck, Chitcago used to give tickets for driving a pickup on Lakeshore Drive .....
Thanks KS I can’t wait to get it. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve
Spike - I was just being a smart azz. The computer doesn't translate that very well. Laws like that still exist. I disagree with them.
". I wasn’t alive in the 60’s, but I’m guessing trucks were not nearly as common for personal use, so banning trucks was more like banning commercial use of homes."
Around here (the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas), when I was a kid in the 60's, we saw as many trucks as cars. A lot of families had only one vehicle and it was often a truck since we needed them on the farm. It was nothing to see a pickup going down the highway with a passle of kids riding in the back.
"At one time in Illinois if you had a pickup truck (or larger) you had to have a name and phone number on the doors I believe. That was back in the 1960's/70's."
Missouri tried that back in the 70's as well. I remember my dad borrowing my label maker (you remember the ones that stamped out a little plastic strip), to print his name and address (I think it was), to stick just above his door handle. He allowed as how they never said how big the letters had to be. ;)
WW, how do you think I found out ...lol ... late 80's early 90's ...
I lived in Woodridge, Illinois for a while, and at that time if you had a vehicle with a name on the side you could NOT park it outside...even in your own driveway....overnight.
Are you not suppose to drive a pickup down Lakeshore Drive???? That might explain 2 weeks ago when I dropped my son off in Evanston for a trip, the GPS took us up Lakeshore Drive. My son and I noticed from the point we got on Lakeshore Drive we never saw a single pickup. And only saw 3 while in Evanston and 2 were obviously business trucks. Now I'm really glad I washed my 2010 F150 Crew Cab 4x4 the day before!!!!
Back in the 90's I was an accountant for a fairly large trucking company. My boss and I had a meeting up in Chicago. After the meeting we went to visit one of his ole trucking buddies who owned a large trucking company up there. When we pulled in, my boss said "See the new Caddy and the new truck sitting there?" The guy lived in an area that did not allow pickup trucks. So he drove his Caddy to and from work, but drove the pickup once he got to work.....
not sure if Chitcago ever changed that stupid law