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Old 06-11-2020, 06:53 AM   #1
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Adding impact-absorbing automotive type bumber

Just wondering if anyone has ever added or tried to add an automotive type rear bumper to the frame that would do a better job of absorbing impacts and minimize damage to the trailer.

All of the rear bumpers I have seen on airstream trailers in the last 50+ years have just been a little more than a band of metal welded directly to the frame with some storage added.

I remember seeing a program about better automotive bumpers that revealed the surprising discovery that merely adding a few inches of Styrofoam had a dramatic impact on the effectiveness of automotive bumpers
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