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Should I accept shipment of this Draw-tite hitch? Opinions wanted.

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Ordered a new Draw-Tite 24947 hitch for my 2018 Volt. It arrived yesterday, to my surprise, with no box. It was just wrapped in a few skimpy pieces of cardboard and a lot of poly-wrap. I've ordered a lot of things online in my life, and never seen anything like this!

It seems to have survived in square shape, but there is paint damage in several places. None of those places would actually show, but the bare metal is exposed and will be prone to rusting. I'm inclined to think this is a non-issue in terms of service life, but it just irks me. Especially coming on top of the fact that I waited 3 full weeks for this to arrive.

Would you accept this? Should I try to return it? I was counting on having this for a trip this weekend and there's no time to get a replacement.

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I agree but would use something more durable. I would sand it to create some mechanical surface holding power, paint the exposed portion or complete part with a small can of POR-15, then while still tacky spray paint it with at least 3 coats of caliper, wheel or engine paint.
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