Just about everyone who has a trailer hitch installed on their vehicle has injured their shin or kneecap on the receiver. A simple remedy is the ShinShield. This protective cover is made from a special polymer compound that the manufacturer claims will remain soft from -40 F to +150. ShinShield installs between the ball and most standard 2.5-inch (class-5) receivers (rated for up to 17,500 pounds of gross trailer weight,17,000 pounds of gross trailer weight and 1,700 pounds of tongue weight). ShinShield sells for $20 and $25 with the logo of your favorite sports team. Order at www.hitchsolutions.net.

Avoid hitch pain in the knee