I've towed a couple different boats and trailers with NO problems. The issue occurred using a motorcycle carrier witch puts the entire weight of the dirt bike, plus the hitch carriers weight on basically a big lever. The bike sits a few feet away witch adds significantly more force, especially going over bumps and washboard with heavy duty leafs. Shrock works probly could have told me to go "kick rocks." But instead with there exellent company service/warranty. Replaced the bumper, no cost to me. Shipped it from Texas to canada, no cost. Paid dutys and all fees. And have redesigned the rear bumper to be even stronger. I would recommend Shrockworks to anyone that asked.