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Any experience with Amazons Hitch Hammer

Anybody have one of these? Looks like it would save you shins when loading and unloading. Does it stick out far enough from the spare tire to be effective?

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Re: Any experience with Amazons Hitch Hammer

Not sure how it would save your shins, it doesn't look very useful to me.

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Like the idea at 1/3 that price!
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Re: Any experience with Amazons Hitch Hammer

Just curious as to what's it would be good for. It can't be used as a step and it folds up or collapses if hit so unless it sticks out quite a bit, it would just collapse and still let the FJ be hit. What am I missing?
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Re: Any experience with Amazons Hitch Hammer

Just looking at them and appreciate the reply's. A real step, or hitch ball left on can be a shin killer. I know from past experience.
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Just looking at them and appreciate the reply's. A real step, or hitch ball left on can be a shin killer. I know from past experience.
After about 35 years or so between my Dad's pickup hitches, the ones at work, and the one's on all of my rigs, my shins look like hell and I still cringe at the thought of the pain that went with all those hits. Now I can't walk fast enough to hit one hard enough to hurt and I'm bent over so I'd see it first.
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Does it stick out far enough from the spare tire to be effective?
That would be my question, too. I think for many passenger vehicles this might hit before the tire, but maybe not for vehicles that are raised or boxy in front. And any deviation from straight-on might put your bumper in contact first. Fortunately I have parking sensors and don't have to parallel park so personally I'd pass on this, but I can see it being useful in specific situations.

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Just looking at them and appreciate the reply's. A real step, or hitch ball left on can be a shin killer. I know from past experience.
To use the hitch hammer you need to remove the step or hitch ball so once you've gone that far just leave it empty and save your shin.

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Re: Any experience with Amazons Hitch Hammer

Looks useful for people who park by feel, but only in very narrowly defined circumstances (because, as noted by PNuts, any angle and the corner of the bumper will still hit first).

As GaryS pointed out, to use it as a "shin protector" you have to remove what's there, that you are trying to protect your shins from!, so there is no benefit to buying this thing.

Save your money and develop the parking skills instead.


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Re: Any experience with Amazons Hitch Hammer

Looks like a solution in need of a problem.
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