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Shin Wrecker: A Trailer Hitch Story

It’s a perfect Muskoka day. The sun’s shining and you've just arrived and you're unloading the car and already imaging that first drink on the dock. Then, out of nowhere, BAM! Your shin meets a trailer hitch with the force of a thousand regrets. It’s like a personal attack, and suddenly, your perfect day is overshadowed by a throbbing pain that makes you see stars.

These hitches, they lurk. Waiting. Hidden in plain sight.

You can’t really prepare for the agony.

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Vintage Hues Collection - Pure Muskoka

You might think you’re tough - but the trailer hitch? It’s there to humble you. And it doesn’t care if you’re a seasoned cottager, weekend warrior or a local legend. It strikes with equal opportunity.

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And on top of the immense pain, comes the hopping around, the swearing that you can no longer keep under your breath. It’s a rite of passage that no one asked for but everyone experiences. And if you haven’t, well, just wait. Your time will come.

So, what can you do? Aside from wrapping your trailer hitch in neon foam, the best you can hope for is vigilance.

Actually, we can take this moment to remind us all that the hitch is designed to be removed after each use. So unless you're using it daily for work, don't be lazy and take the hitch out. It'll save it from getting rusty and more importantly it will save your shins the next time your stocking up on groceries.

Stay safe out there, folks. And watch your step. Literally.

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