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Old 05-18-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Best Hitch buys?

I'm getting ready to order a Class 2 hitch for my minivan and was wondering if etrailer is the best place or are the cheaper places I havent found yet?

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Old 05-18-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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Have you joined the T@B Yahoo group? There is a wealth of info there and a real nice group. I belong since I had a T@da which I sold. By the way, your brakes on the T@b maybe surge brakes, non-electric and there are several threads on maintenance thereof. You may not need a 7 way but only a 4 way, ask there on that forum. I also think you have an emergency brake on the T@b which is kind of cool.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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Yep, I'm a member! And you're right, the T@B has surge brakes so no controller to hassle with and it also has the hand brake you mentioned. According to Ed, it has a 7 pin connector. Probably so you can have the battery charge line wired in. I'm having a hard time finding info on the group as the search function is difficult to narrow down. I thought I saw your name! Figured there couldnt possibly be another person with your exact user name as here, lol.
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Yep, I'm a member! And you're right, the T@B has surge brakes so no controller to hassle with and it also has the hand brake you mentioned. According to Ed, it has a 7 pin connector. Probably so you can have the battery charge line wired in. I'm having a hard time finding info on the group as the search function is difficult to narrow down. I thought I saw your name! Figured there couldnt possibly be another person with your exact user name as here, lol.
Yes, contact Jerry Jones, one of the moderators, he knows a lot about the T@b and the website. There are a lot of owners on the East Coast and several meets thru out the year, real nice people.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
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We just bought a hitch class 3 hitch and got it from ecustom hitch.I ordered it on a Tuesday and it arrived from FL.on Thursday Fedx. I did a lot of research and the price was the lowest I could find including shipping and no tax. You will end up paying the tax since your in state. I went with a Curt brand hitch and it took about 1/2 an hour to install. Trailer Hitches, Towing Equipment & Accessories | eCustomHitch.com
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #6
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Try your local UHaul dealer as some of them sell and install hitches.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:57 PM   #7
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There have been some issues with the Curt hitches breaking or cracking, the best price is not always the best way to go.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #8
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I've used U-haul for the last couple of cars. They always have very competitive prices.
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Walmart has some hitches. My 2000 Mercury wears one bought from there.
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I bought mine from jcwhitney.com, at the time they had what appeared to be the best deal (though I got a Curt, Greg H's post now has me nervous!). But after, someone pointed me to Amazon, and surprisingly, they had an even better price.
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Dan, I believe I learned of the cracking and or breaking Curt hitches here on our own FGRV site. I have an assortment of Reese, Draw Tite, and a Valley that got bent in a minor bumper bash.
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