Originally Posted by Gratefuldiver
Ive always been told by my buddies how own body shops that getting rear ended with a receiver in the hitch or another type of attachment in the hitch increases the chance of the frame getting bent. When they hit your bumper it takes the impact of the hit. If they hit your hitch receiver or step that impact is transferred directly to the frame.
my thinking on this is 10 mph or below this will protect my bumper and lift gate anything above that since this is basically a steel spear should go right through their radiator then my bumper will absorb the rest. of course i am no rocket surgeon but thats my theory.