What is a good bumper to tow with for a tj, mainly towing a small sailboat and power boat sometimes a couple of miles. Of course i will need to get frane tie ins , but i would also like it to have some d rings. Thanks guys
Yes, it has the two tabs for attaching chains. The angle of my photo makes it nearly impossible to see them, but they are there.
Originally Posted by Yocarney
And did it come with frame tie ins or do i buy those separate thanks guys
The bumper comes with four backing plates, two of which go where frame tie-in brackets would go. If you want the brackets, you'll have to buy them separately and install them in place of those two backing plates.
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I would trust the Jeeperman rear bumper without question. It includes the frame tie-ins. Package for $300.
Made in the USA. D-rings welded front and back. Flush mounted hitch with safety chain hooks on the backside (nothing hanging low).
I have towed a trailer with my TJ using the Jeeperman bumper. We were getting rid of old oak wood flooring and even my 2.5L handled it without too much drama. Just allow more stopping distances.
Granted, this may not be as heavy as what you're wanting to tow (sailboats with ballast are much heavier than sailboats with daggerboard keels), but several trips with that trailer loaded up and the Jeep did just fine.
Just because you can tow with a bumper reciever hitch doesn't mean that you should... Check with your insurance agent to determine if there are any liability issues that you are overlooking. After an accident is a terrible time to find out that you aren't coverred if you weren't using the correct equipment!
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