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Dave H M wrote:

Long live REESE, [emoticon] that is all this ole country boy ever used.


The original US Made ones or recent years CHINESE Made units?


And would it make a difference , like Sailun tires believe it or not there are standards to build too. The US is not the only country that builds quality products . Are you going to tell us now Reese is no good ??

Same with the older Dodge/Rams made in the USA vs the newer Rams made in Mexico. Same size shoe.


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"Same with the older Dodge/Rams made in the USA vs the newer Rams made in Mexico. Same size shoe."

First gen 2500/3500 RAM's were Made in US and Mexico as were Second gen trucks. After that I don't know.

I have owned 5 RAM's two US Made and 3 Mexico. Many on the TDR would say their 2nd gen Mexi trucks were better built. I can't agree as all of mine have been great. The trucks made in either place are MOSTLY US Made components. My two US Made rAM's have over 400k each and are in great condition.

Chinese Made Products are simply Made In China.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"Same with the older Dodge/Rams made in the USA vs the newer Rams made in Mexico. Same size shoe."

First gen 2500/3500 RAM's were Made in US and Mexico as were Second gen trucks. After that I don't know.

I have owned 5 RAM's two US Made and 3 Mexico. Many on the TDR would say their 2nd gen Mexi trucks were better built. I can't agree as all of mine have been great. The trucks made in either place are MOSTLY US Made components. My two US Made rAM's have over 400k each and are in great condition.

Chinese Made Products are simply Made In China.



What a lucky guy you are to have such great trucks.

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I have owned 5 RAM's two US Made and 3 Mexico. Many on the TDR would say their 2nd gen Mexi trucks were better built. I can't agree as all of mine have been great. The trucks made in either place are MOSTLY US Made components. My two US Made rAM's have over 400k each and are in great condition.

Chinese Made Products are simply Made In China.

Same can be said about made in china Reese hitches or any product made in china.....or your Ram made in Mexico.
You like your made in Mexico Ram. Same for those that like their made in china hitch.
Just be happy with your foreign made product.

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I have owned 5 RAM's two US Made and 3 Mexico. Many on the TDR would say their 2nd gen Mexi trucks were better built. I can't agree as all of mine have been great. The trucks made in either place are MOSTLY US Made components. My two US Made rAM's have over 400k each and are in great condition.

Chinese Made Products are simply Made In China.

Same can be said about made in china Reese hitches or any product made in china.....or your Ram made in Mexico.
You like your made in Mexico Ram. Same for those that like their made in china hitch.
Just be happy with your foreign made product.


I’m as equally happy with my Mexico Ram, as I am my China Sailuns . Foreign made is foreign made .

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I will say B&W. The hitch head is safe. It’s is either correct or it won’t close on the pin. When the jaws are locked it won’t release then made double safe in place and secured with a pin.





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I will say B&W. The hitch head is safe. It’s is either correct or it won’t close on the pin. When the jaws are locked it won’t release then made double safe in place and secured with a pin.


I can say the same about my 18k Reese Signature hitch , same head as the Reese Elite. There is many quality hitches .

For what the OP is towing the Andersen would be ideal.

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Take a look at Anderson. We have had one for over 20k since 2017. 0 problems and no chunking. They are good idea for those who also need to tow a stock trailer or goose neck. Nice thing is you can carry it in one hand if you have to take it out for other uses for the PU. The hitch does require a complete frame mounted ball hitch to the bed of the truck so pricing is comparable
to most other products. In the small park I'm in tonight out of six 5th wheels 4 are running the Anderson system


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My point about the products Made in CHINA they are generally COMPLETELY Made in CHINA.

RAM HD Trucks are "Assembled" in Mexico, BIG difference as the vast majority of components are Made in USA.

FACT is CURT for example is VERY deceptive as to where their products are MADE. MOST would think they are Made in USA.

From CURT,

"CURT, a CURT Group brand, offers a complete line of towing products and is the leading manufacturer of USA-made custom-fit trailer hitches. We offer the broadest selection of custom-fit receiver hitches for nearly every vehicle on the road today.

We also offer gooseneck, 5th wheel and weight distribution hitches, as well as electrical components, ball mounts, trailer balls, cargo carriers, bike racks and other towing accessories."

I do have some US Made CURT products they are VERY nice quality.

Response below from CURT on where their 5er hitches are Made. I wonder if they are re considering where they have their 5er hitches made???

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You seem to be stuck on Curt Hitches . Sailuns are completely made in China and Sailuns are a quality tire, and are well proven. Not sure your point on Curt hitches are they or are they not a quality hitch.

Pretty tough these days to stay away from foreign made products. Take a look at the clothes you buy, home products, etc etc the list goes on.

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