I finally got my new rear bumper installed (Genright Aluminum) and was disappointed to find there is not sufficient space behind the bumper to mount the Mopar 7-way trailer harness plug that I had installed. I was hoping to flush it into the bumper, but between the cross member & the JK recessed storage pocket in the sheetmetal above, there just isn't enough clearance in a space where the Genright bumper is flat.
So I was thinking about building a small skidplate for my 7-way connector. I was thinking a piece of 3/16" steel bent to follow the contour of the trailer hitch (and welded to that hitch) would prevent me from tearing this connector off while on the trail.
Has anyone done anything like this? I searched & came up empty.
2011 5.3L GM LC9 Aluminum LS V8 Conversion w/ Custom Dyno Tune
Aluminum Genright Bumpers Front & Rear - Aluminum Nemesis Rockers
PR44/RCV/Reid Front - Superior Rear - ORF Front / Poly Rear Cage - ORF Tire Carrier
RK 3.5" Springs - Fox 2.0 Adjustable Shocks - JKS Arms & Trackbars - Poly Steering