Originally Posted by pdqparalegal1
Leave him alone. Bars for 2 miles? <40 mph? No brainer, not going to be a problem.
The OP asked for opinions. You may not like the opinions of others. But don't imply that anybody is picking on the OP, just because you have a different opinion.
For me, if I'm in the driveway, and I try to leave without the bars in place, the bottom of the drawbar (or WDH head) would scrap hard for several feet once the rear wheels dropped into the street.
I always want my bars in place, even for the 5 mile trip to the yard. Honestly, this was the main reason I swapped to a power jack last year. Not it's hardly any effort.