If you tow a trailer, there’s a hitch . . . literally. However, your hitch can also act as a safety device, especially if it’s a Superbumper from Mohr Manufacturing Inc.
This combination receiver and energyabsorbing bumper is claimed by the manufacturer to be the only hitch of its type to have passed the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s five mph “Rear Into Pole” crash test without sustaining damage to either the vehicle or the bumper. In addition, the Superbumper is designed to reduce injuries from rear-end mishaps, such as whiplash, as well as protect your vehicle’s gas tank from damage. It’s also claimed to help you avoid minor damage from parking-lot incidents and from careless parallel parkers.
The product, which will fit a standard two-inch ball receiver, includes turn signals, brake and running lights plus emergency flashers. It also has a class III/IV rating so it can handle up to 6,000 pounds of trailer weight and 600 pounds of tongue weight. Prices range from $110 for unpainted models to $240 for chrome versions.
You can find out more and/or order one for your vehicle by calling 1-952-882-8800, or online at superbumper.com.
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