Draw-Tite Ball Mounts 80470 Review

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Review of Tow Ready Bumper Guards


Today we are going to show you a couple of different bumper guards. We are going to show you part numbers 80400, and these are both from Tow Ready, and this is the steel one with the hammered finish, and we also are going to show you part number 80470, also from Tow Ready, and that is the diamond-plate, aluminum one that you see here. All you need the item to do is fit between your ball mount and the ball itself. The idea behind these is that, if you have got your ball mount in the rise position, and yet the ball situated in front of the license plate, this will actually protect it from getting damaged. OK, what we will do next is go ahead and install one of these on a typical ball mount and give you a good idea of how it works and how it looks.

All right, we will pre-assemble on this ball mount right here. This is a ball mount in its rise position. What simply happens is put that on top, put the ball on there. Now that we have it loosely installed, we will go ahead and put the ball mount in the receiver and then tighten everything up. When we go ahead and tighten down the ball here, it is a good idea to have it actually offset to the side like we have here. It will give you a little bit better leverage when you tighten everything down. All right, right before it starts getting really tight, go ahead and make sure the bumper guard is straight. All right, as you can see here, your bumper is well protected when you back up to your trailer. All right, and there you have it for part number 80400, as shown, the bumper guard with the hammered finish, and 80470, the diamond-plate trailer hitch bumper guard.


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