Reviewed By Richard P (Portage, MI) Reviewed for a 2009 Pontiac Vibe —8/13/2011 9:16 AM
I looked at the reviews and based on factors such as being powder coated (I see so many rusted hitches under cars that I thought this might be a good thing), I ordered this one. It arrived with a shipping label and just a label - no wrapping, box, etc. It was obvious that the powder coating made no difference as all surfaces, especially the edges, were chipped and scratched. I ended up buying a can of undercoating and sprayed the whole thing prior to installation. Test all bolts with nuts prior to pulling them into the car frame. I had one - the last one to tighten - that didn't thread due to a bump in the bolt end. Had to visegrip and force thread it. I also bought a Class 2 when all I needed was a #1. It is much heavier, and probably not necessary. Get a #1 if that's all you need.