I'm interested in these front hitches.
They are such a good idea as they get the weight to the front where it needs to be.
In Australia, most of us run a bull bar or some type of frontal protection mostly to reduce damage from hitting a kangaroo or other widlife. We have to have these bars certified as "air bag compatible" or they are illegal. They often must be "crash tested" to make sure they crumple at about the rate of the normal bumper.
I would not be game to try to get a front hitch approved. The guy that built my bar flatly refused to fit a front hitch receiver to my bar (it would be very easy during manufacture) as the vehicle was fitted with air bags. He would have if no air bag was fitted.
I was wondering if this have ever been an issue in USA. By air bag I mean the cabin occupant accident protection ones not the suspension ones.
All the best
I never heard of that here in the US, but I'm no expert. So, the assumption is a frame mounted ANYTHING up front would prevent the air bags from deploying because the "crumple zones" wouldn't crumple?