Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I've had both types of trailers and although many people prefer a GN, I love the BP. As for your question about wear and tear on the bumper, it really is a non-issue.
The way to safely pull a trailer is with a trailer hitch mounted to the frame of your truck - not using the bumper at all. Pulling a trailer with the ball mounted on the bumper is fine if you are pulling a small utility trailer or a light boat but never a horse trailer.
If you intend to pull a heavy trailer with a full load, you can add an equalizing hitch to the system which will even out the load and decrease the tongue weight on the truck.
Even though you intend to pull one horse, you just never know when that may change so you need to figure on the maximum.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.