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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 05:14 AM
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Do you know if the OEM hitch will work with the hands-free tailgate function on the Limited trim?
for the price of 600+ for OEM I sure as hell hope so!
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We install tons of Curt hitches at our dealership. No warranty issues. The OEM ones when available for that vehicle are much nicer, more concealed, and allot more money. There are some Draw Tite and Curt hitches that are pretty well concealed but I do like those Eco hitches allot. Pet peeve and huge irritant for me is looking at some ugly rusty hitch hanging below a bumper. Nothing like spending 50K on a Limited AWD Sienna and hanging some ugly hitch on it. We do it all the time.

Also whatever ecoat or what have you Curt, Draw Tite, Uhaul use is utter garbage. Hitches are rusting before the car leaves the lot LOL. Spray it with rubber undercoating before install perhaps or sandblast it and paint it with POR15. That stuff is awesome and refused to rust on the last hitch I did.
Yeah, I paid more for my Torklift hitch but it's a tighter fit and the paint job was the best that I've seen on a trailer hitch.
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I recieved my Draw-Tite hitch today that I ordered from UHaul. The price was cheaper than I expected. They only charged me CAD $179.95 and no shipping fees and no tax. On thier website the price is listed as $179.95 in both USD & CAD, so that must be a problem with thier website.

I'm disapointed by the quality of the paint. There seems to be paint missing in several areas. There also doesn't seem to be a primer coat. I think it'll rust in no time so I'm not going to mount it as is. I'll have to re-paint it before mounting it.
The Curt Hitches are now available from UHaul in Canada. Listed for $149.95 ($30 cheaper than the Draw-Tite). From what others have said in this forum, the Curt is made in the USA and the quality is better than the Draw-Tite.
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Curt or Drawtite or just about any aftermarket hitch the finish stinks for durability. Factory hitches are usually much better. My joke working here at a Toyota dealership (where we install tons of Curt hitches) is they are rusting before your shiny new car leaves the lot.
If you want to prevent that from happening you better recoat it with something much better like a POR15 or something from the Eastwood Company or perhaps a high quality undercoating.
Realistically what do you expect for under $200 bucks.
Oh and IMO there is nothing worse than an ugly hitch hanging below a car never mind a rusty one. Horrible just horrible!
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