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jtrux

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Posted: 06/17/11 02:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My buddy sent me a link for a HF WDH and it looks like a decent setup for the price. I generally avoid HF stuff but since I don't tow often I thought it might be worth a look. Anyone have any experience with this product?

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If we had the link, we could look at it.


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Posted: 06/17/11 07:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i have several HAUL-MASTER products and like them. you can find a cheaper WDH elsewhere,though.


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I have a coupon to get it for 189.

http://www.harborfreight.com/10000-lb-capacity-weight-distributing-hitch-system-67649.html

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If your safety is worth depending on chinese steel then I say go for it. If not, you may want reconsider. Personally, I would want no parts of it.... IMO..


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I bought a set of diamond tipped drill bits and a set of saw blades from HF, first time I ever bent a drill bit, metal was so soft it did not break. There were about 5 saw blades in the pack, 1 blade did not have teeth. It's not a place I would depend on for quality when it comes to anything peoples lives might depend on. I do shop there and have found bargains but would never buy a hitch or anything that must carry weight.


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Jerrybo66 wrote:

If your safety is worth depending on chinese steel then I say go for it. If not, you may want reconsider. Personally, I would want no parts of it.... IMO..


eh.. How do you know what you buy from Reese is no better?

Have a signed statement from them that the product was 100% made in U.S.A? A letter showing the supply chain that got them all their components and base material?

I ask this, because the phrase "made in USA" doesn't really mean anything anymore.

I would at least look at the harbor freight product. I picked up a nissan 10,000lb weight distributing hitch, complete with everything needed for $120 with FREE ground shipping.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-hitches/weight-distributing-hitches.htm

It's a nice solid unit.

EDIT: BTW - the Prodigy P3 is only $124 on that site, the cheapest I've seen it anywhere.


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Holy cow! 120, i'm sold, i'm buying one of those. These stupid hitches are so over priced, about time seeing them priced reasonably.

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jtrux wrote:

My buddy sent me a link for a HF WDH and it looks like a decent setup for the price. I generally avoid HF stuff but since I don't tow often I thought it might be worth a look. Anyone have any experience with this product?

For a basic WD hitch you can't beat this Eaz-Lift 1,000# WD Hitch for $169. Eaz-Lift is a good company with a long history of quality made products.

I've used a similar Eaz-Lift hitch for the past 6 years and works perfect.

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My concern would be with the quality(or potentially the lack of) of the casting. All casting processes are not the same, especially the ones done overseas. You can hide a lot of flaws with machining, polishing and paint. I've bought and still occasionally buy Harbor Freight stuff, but I do so with the intention that is probably going to be disposable and not a great loss if it is. It's also not going to be subjected to a lot of stress. Personally I wouldn't risk my rig to save $50 but YMMV.

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