Originally Posted by Roamin Cat
Well, we worry about the possible expensive inconvenience if one or both bars "walked away". Also, we thought unneccessary exposure to the elements should be avoided.
Understand ypur concerns, and surely there is no guarantee, but generally speaking, folks in campgrounds are a very upright and honest bunch!
In forty years of camping, we have yet to have anything "Grow legs" There, I've probably jinxed myself now!
We did originally store stuff inside with plastic bags over the greasy bits, but it was still a hassle and the grease still managed to get where you don't want it!
The only thing we "sometimes" lock up when we leave the trailer at a campsite is our mountain bikes - I doubt we really need to, but they just seem too mobile!
I can understand you wanting to keep the hitch parts looking "Pristine" if you are new to this and they are brand new, but they really won't be harmed by the elements in my view.
In response to your original question though, I wouldn't think there would be any problem at all in storing the bars in the bumper tray.
Happy Trails ......... Brian.