from Aurora, CO
Hitch seems well made and plenty durable. However, installation on a saturn vue (green line if it matters) was much more difficult than expected. I heeded the advice of earlier reviewers and cleaned out the mounting holes on the vehicle frame, but the bolts were still extremely tight and difficult to turn. I broke the mechanism in a 1/2" ratchet wrench and had to use a non-ratchet driver. Still have not been able to get one bolt all the way tight, but a little at a time it may go, or I might strip the head. At least I won't have to worry about them ever coming loose, and I mean ever. This is a one-way trip!
Second, the wires for pulling the bolt and block through the bumper tube were not long enough to reach the exit on the side of the bumper from the holes in the center, so I had to extend it by knotting it with a longer wire. However, there are intruding bolts and such on the interior of the bumper beam, and the block got stuck. Could not get it to go all the way in or back out. A little too much tension on the pull wire and the threaded part stretched out like a slinky and left the bolt and block inaccessible in the bumper. So one is lost. I am going to try the second with a stiffer wire like from a coat hanger attached very close to the head of the pull cable, to try to be able to lift the bolt and block up, away from the intrusions in the bumper beam.
At this point mine is installed with 5 bolts tight, 1 loose, and 2 (center ones) not installed at all, but it is still firmly mounted, and hasn't shown any movement.
So good luck and happy towing to you!
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