Originally Posted by great white
While this is probably opening another can of worms, just because it has "made in USA" stamped on it doesn't mean its quality either.
With every major product these days, you have to research it before you buy....
In my experience, and everyone I know or have ever spoken to, the odds are vastly in your favor when buying American, and vastly against you when buying Chinese. Especially when it involves metallic components. As someone else stated, it's gotten to the point that many times a Chinese made product is cheaper by a negligible amount. The cost savings is being funneled into profits and bonuses, not lower consumer costs. I just bought an American made B&W receiver hitch for LESS than a lower quality Reese or Curt would have cost. And my Equalizer hitch was no more than what a Chinese made traditional chain type WDH with 2 friction bars would have cost. I think we have been duped into believing that we HAVE to buy Chinese or it will cost us more, when in fact a lot of the reason for outsourcing was for nothing more than profit. Just my .02.