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forged vs welded receivers

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by t300, May 8, 2023.

  1. May 8, 2023 at 6:24 AM
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    Need a new receiver and am overthinking forged vs welded. I'm sticking with steel not aluminum. I like Curt. Both are same price. Both work for the drop range I need. This is probably akin to ford vs gm or a best type of engine oil debate but... experience or comments on either of these? Part of me also likes the B&W 'we make it right' warranty, anyone have experience with B&W warranty, or Curt warranty?

    https://www.curtmfg.com/part/45900

    https://www.curtmfg.com/part/45935
     
  2. May 8, 2023 at 6:59 AM
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    I guess it would depend on what you're towing. B&W is good as well.
     
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    Well one is rated for 14k and one for 15k… hopefully neither of which you are towing. So get the cheaper one.
     
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    Towing various trailers, 1500-7500lbs typically, question was really on forged receivers, never had one before, don't know anyone who has. I'll just stay the course and get the welded version.
     
  5. May 8, 2023 at 8:41 AM
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    I have the curt C45900 from your first link and I have been very happy with it. I havent towed anything over 8500k lbs with it either though.

    I did buy it for a LOT less from etrailer.com

    In 2021 it was $154 before tax, it might have been a sale though.

    https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch-Ball-Mount/CURT/C45900.html

    Amazon has it for $175.21 right now with the pin. For some reason I feel like I had to buy a longer pin for mine. Maybe that was my old receiver.

    https://www.amazon.com/CURT-45900-A...locphy=9021834&hvtargid=pla-451379589068&th=1
     
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