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I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty that I plan on using as my tow vehicle for a Sea Doo jetboat. I am trying to find practical information on the "new" cushioned trailering draw bars. I have seen these being advertised for the past couple of years, but can't seem to find anyone with experience or a definitive opinion on the merits of these cushioned draw bars versus the standard steel draw bars. The short wheelbase of the Liberty makes me think that the ride would benefit from the "cushioning" effect supposedly offered by these "new" type of draw bar. Do you have any information on this product? Thanks for all you do for your members. Jeff Gerber
Answered on: 6/2005
MIKE: I have not been able to find a cushioned draw bar. Only cushioned hitch pins, which will eliminate impact noises of your ball mount jerking against the hitch. It will also reduce wear to both the ball mount and the pin creating a smoother ride.
The Boat Trailering Guys: Mike