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Old 07-11-2016, 07:08 AM   #51
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...I was at a red light at the bottom of a hill and the "low rider, rice rocket" rammed into the back of me... that stinger punched a hole through his radiator... no damage to my truck! hahahahahahahaha
Same thing happened to me with no damage to my vehicle. I warned her, but she drove off with her radiator leaking heavily. Since that incident I now leave my ball mount on my vehicle. It's only a short fixed mount. If you hit it you were way closer than you should have been anyway. If you've never driven in NJ consider yourself lucky.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:19 AM   #52
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If you've never driven in NJ consider yourself lucky.
I did a lot of driving there a couple weeks ago. Yeah, not for me at all. At times I wondered where people lived and worked, as it seemed to be mostly intertangled roadways.

I gave me a new appreciation of our traffic issues here in Calgary. LOL
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:26 AM   #53
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Same thing happened to me with no damage to my vehicle. I warned her, but she drove off with her radiator leaking heavily. Since that incident I now leave my ball mount on my vehicle. It's only a short fixed mount. If you hit it you were way closer than you should have been anyway. If you've never driven in NJ consider yourself lucky.
Here's one, the SuperBumper. Looks like a dandy step too.

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Old 07-11-2016, 12:01 PM   #54
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I have always been afraid of those on bikes that like to split the lanes (which is illegal in most areas) and they hit those extended mirrors lots of us may be using....
Firmly in the "not my problem" category.
... although there would be the annoying reporting and paperwork, and damage to the mirror.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:06 PM   #55
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... If you hit it you were way closer than you should have been anyway.
While the driver in the rear is usually at fault for following too closely or driving without due care and attention, they can also be an innocent victim, rammed by the vehicle behind them - this can happen when you and the person behind you are already stopped. The battering ram in your hitch increases damage to the front of their vehicle while transmitting higher shock to you in your vehicle in front.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #56
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The battering ram in your hitch increases damage to the front of their vehicle while transmitting higher shock to you in your vehicle in front.
I have one of those super bumpers. It has rubber shock absorbers inside the hitch bar that are supposed to minimize damage to my vehicle. Haven't had to test it yet, thank you.

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Old 07-11-2016, 09:09 PM   #57
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We were part of a Jeep Grand Cherokee sandwich once during rush hour traffic (not towing). The JGC in front of us slammed on it's brakes. We got stopped - just barely in time, but the JGC behind us didn't. The biggest damage of the whole thing was what the rear bumper and hitch of the JGC in front did to our grill and radiator. Our hitch pretty much saved our rear bumper. JGC behind us had to pay for damages to us and the JGC in front of us. We still cringe every time we have to drive that same stretch of road in rush hour traffic, which thankfully, is rare.
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Just to let you know, Jim, I figured that out with my knee cap.
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