bing tracking image

Types of Bumpers

Vehicles come equipped with different types of bumpers. The type of bumper your vehicle has can affect what trailer hitches will fit. Below are the five types of bumpers your vehicle could have.

Standard Bumper

Standard Bumper Graphic

Custom Fit Trailer Hitch

Trailer Hitch Product Image

Deep Drop Bumper (also known as a Cowboy Bumper)

This type of bumper is typically found on older trucks and is usually chrome plated. Deep drop bumpers have a heavy-duty towing capacity and a lower ball height than a step bumper. The drop from the bottom of the frame is usually 10 or 12 inches.
Deep Drop Bumper Graphic

Roll Pan Bumper

Roll pan bumpers are typically found on custom compact trucks. The trailer hitches available will sit in the middle, behind the bumper.
Roll Pan Bumper Graphic

Step Bumper

This type of bumper is typically found on trucks, vans and SUVs. The small cutout in the center looks like a step. This bumper also has holes for hitch balls and can be used to tow lightweight trailers.
Step Bumper Graphic

Tube Bumper

This type of bumper is typically found on jeeps.
Tube Bumper Graphic
Updated By: Dani S.Last Updated: 3/4/3021

Russell F.


Excellent customer care couldn’t ask for a better company to deal with

Les D.


@RussellF glad that we could help.

Jaime F.


Necesito parachoques para Toyota Tacoma 2001 del tipo Paso Parachoques, tienen disponibilidad y cual es el precio

Les D.


Translation: I need bumpers for Toyota Tacoma 2001 of the Paso Bumper type, they have availability and what is the price Reply: For your Tacoma you can use the # 32018 black bumper or # 31018 chrome bumper. We are not familiar with the "Paso Bumper" type. Translation: Para su Tacoma puede usar el parachoques negro # 32018 o el parachoques cromado # 31018. No estamos familiarizados con el tipo "Paso Bumper".

Carl B.


I am looking for a deep drop chrome rear bumper for my 1984 Ford F-250. Do you have one? Or know where I can find one? Thanks, Carl

Les D.


We do not have a deep drop bumper for you, but for your 1984 F250 with standard bed, you can use the Weston # 21000-92230 Down Step bumper rated for 800 pounds tongue weight and 8000 pounds towing capacity. I have placed a link below to that bumper, and another link to all bumpers that fit your '84 F250.

Christopher T.


Can I put a black powder coat rolled steel bumper on a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500hd if so can you give me part numbers for bumper and mounting brackets thanks Chris

Etrailer Expert

Les D.


I took a look and we do not currently carry a bumper for you. You may find one through an auto parts store.

Larry S.


Looking for deep drop bumper or cowboy bumper crome new just bumper for 92 chey silverado 3500 1ton

Etrailer Expert

Jon G.


I'm not seeing any deep drop bumpers for a '92 Chevy Silverado 3500 but we do have some other options. Attached is a link to the selection that fits your pickup. Be sure to check out the notes for each product to make sure it will fit if you choose to go with one of these options.



Sports and Recreation

Trailer Parts


What our customers are saying:

"very easy to shop"

Richmond, CA

Popular Vehicles