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Posted: 12/23/19 01:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just want opinion which one is better to buy, durabilty wise and etc.


https://www.amazon.com/Curt-Manufacturin........0+lbs&qid=1577133990&s=automotive&sr=1-1


https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Fab-Product........0+lbs&qid=1577134195&s=automotive&sr=1-9


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Posted: 12/23/19 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looked at them and others on Amazon. This particular Curt ball has 6 good ratings, other curt’s have hundreds of good ratings. I’d pay the extra for Curt.


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I've used a number of Curt hitch products over the years and never had a problem with them. I don't know anything about Ultra-Fab.


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Posted: 12/23/19 03:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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One is shiny and the other isn't. Both will do the same thing.. Other than that. You just pay for a name. If a name is important to you. It's your money for it.

* This post was edited 12/23/19 06:24pm by Terryallan *


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If you're put out by the rust on the one you currently have, no other reason to replace it, then get the one that looks chrome.


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Get it right away. Lippert announced late in November they were buying Curt. LCI would already have a team involved before the ink is dry on the deal to figure out how to cheapen everything, and how much they can raise prices.

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Posted: 12/24/19 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many trailer balls have you had or know of anyone else that have had problems with quality control on them?

IMO there’s no sense in paying double but it’s your $.


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I’ve yet to ever see a broken ball. Couplers, sure. Rusted thru hitch’s too.


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I will never buy off brand towing equipment. Hitches, balls, trunion bars etc. for my use have to be made by companies whose main business is towing. I will not trust our lives, and others, to less than top of the line gear. Especially one with a 2.5 star rating. BTW, the chrome will wear off pretty soon and keeping a light film of grease on the ball will prevent rust.
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* This post was edited 12/24/19 11:34am by aguablanco *


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