SuperBumper – Trucks Plus Magazine Safety and convenience all in one
Story and photos by Dean Washington
Last issue, you may recall we installed a new aftermarket fuel tank on Mike Pennington’s 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with the 6.6L diesel. In addition, he had just installed a new large fiberglass canopy which he uses as a changing room to stay dry as he is an avid motocross and trials bike rider. The downside (isn’t there always a downside?) is that even though he has back-up sensors, he now is not able to see anything at the rear of the truck and feels a back-up camera system would give him that extra peace of mind when he’s in reverse.
Another problem he encountered after installing the canopy was stepping up into the box, so after doing some research, he found a solution by way of a product called Super Bumper, that would not only assist him in stepping up into the box, but protect the back of his truck from damage in the case of being rear-ended by another vehicle.
This innovative safety device, a portable, crash-tested, energy absorbing spare safety bumper that prevents rear end damage, is the brainchild of Jeff Mohr of Mohr Manufacturing. It comes in towing and non–towing versions that are available in black or chrome, and has a lifetime crash warranty – if it bends or breaks from any rear-end collision, at any speed, Mohr will replace it at absolutely no charge.
It took him less than 15 minutes to install, and cost just under $300 landed from the U.S. He has had it on his truck for about a month now and loves it. Mohr Manufacturing has several safety products that can be found at www.superbumper.com