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    Valley Trailer hitch Brand quality

    Hey guys,

    Just some info for those looking to purchase an aftermarket hitch for their car.

    Most recently I'd purchased a 2007 acura MDX trailer hitch for my car from E-trailer.com. The Valley trailer hitch I received, while physical construction was good, the paint quality was horrible. According to e-trailer's website, this was supposed to be powder-coated. It was far from it. The 35lb hitch was placed in a thin cardboard box and upon arrival has ripped its way through the packaging and damaged the paint. Not only was the paint damaged, but would flake off upon a light touch. I'm currently having one of my company's vendors professionally powdercoat this hitch.

    Just a fair warning to those looking to save a few bucks on the Valley brand aftermarket trailer hitch. The paint sucks, chips easily and is prone to a quick rust.

    On a side note: E-trailer has done a fairly good job of trying to replace this, but a $15.00 touch-up paint kit doesn't quite fix a paint job like this.

    Final thought: if you put "powder-coated" in your item description, deliver just that!!

    Happy bargin shopping!

    - B
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    send it back.

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    we buy a lot of hitches from etrailer, and often the hitches are poking through the box like that.
    i would call them, and have them send you a new one, and also send you a call tag to have the other one picked up.
    they're a good company, they should take care of you on this.

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    and probably no warranty on nonfactory finish

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    I just bought a hitch from etrailer and they were great to work with. The Valley Hitch brand I had heard to stay away from prior to purchasing. Sorry about your experience. I have to wonder though, do you feel that the paint chipping is going to fundamentally lessen the performance of the hitch itself?

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    Really only concerned me regarding rust. I found a local powder-coater that threw my hitch into a batch for $50.00. Results in paint quality and durability were night and day.

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