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I just went there to get a hitch put on my car. That place is great and the owner is very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. If you need to get a hitch or anything trailer related I would definitely recommend these guys.

They also stock trailer type accessories....lights, soft ties, tie downs, wheel chalk, hardware...you name it.


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326 N. Northwest Hwy.
Palatine, Illinois 60067
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I love those guys. I went there one time at closing, 2 minutes before closing. My lock froze and I couldn't get the receiver off my truck. 1 guy was there. But he spent 20 minutes to fix my stupidity when he could have just said to come back tomorrow.

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Definitely great service. No problems whatsoever in the 10 or so years I've been going there. I have them work on my trailer there all the time and not only do they do a fantastic job but I feel they're reasonably priced as well. Good too bc they're 5 min from my house
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I called a few minutes ago about a hitch on the Hyundai. They were $15 more than autozone. But Masterhitch's price INCLUDED installation! Thanks for the tip, I'll be there soon. Oh, and they stock my hitch
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I called a few minutes ago about a hitch on the Hyundai. They were $15 more than autozone. But Masterhitch's price INCLUDED installation! Thanks for the tip, I'll be there soon. Oh, and they stock my hitch
I'd choose them any day over Autozone, Uhaul, etc. The guy who works the front counter I think is the owner and he just knows his stuff. While I waited he answered a bunch of my questions. He said now I know 100% more than the Uhaul installers LOL
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Good too bc they're 5 min from my house
You can't because I live 5min from there.

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You can't because I live 5min from there.
You're right, it's more like 10min if I get stuck at all the lights
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those guys installed no less than 15 hitches for me over 20 years....always fast, inexpensive, professional, and perfect.....I couldn't do the work myself for what they charge....
I had a lighting problem with my Explorer and snowmobile trailer. They diagnosed and fixed it in 30 minutes and only charged $25 plus parts.
It turned out to be in the power distribution box under the hood. A power relay had gotten wet and was shorting intermittently. They even showed me how to water proof the system to avoid future issues. If they had not had the experience, they never would have found the cause.
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I'm headed out there tomorrow morning to have the Wonder Hyundai become a tow vehicle
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I'm headed out there tomorrow morning to have the Wonder Hyundai become a tow vehicle
Awesome. Join the 4cylinder compact car tow revolution!!!
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I ended up working all week so I didn't get it installed yet. I'll be there tomorrow. BTW, my tow vehicle and trailer don't add up to $1k.
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I ended up working all week so I didn't get it installed yet. I'll be there tomorrow. BTW, my tow vehicle and trailer don't add up to $1k.
What you are towing is more than both put together LOL That's awesome. I almost think I'm in the same boat. An 01 Civic and Harbor Freight are about the same price as a POS GSXR600
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The Wonder Hyundai cost me $800, and the trailer was free. After a FexEx truck scratched my front bumper, they gave me a check for $687. I'm almost in the black. I need a sticker on the back window that states, "4 to tow, 2 to go".
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Awesome. Join the 4cylinder compact car tow revolution!!!
I'm about to join this revolution, the i4 camry is gettin hitched
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Called, and was quoted $379 installed on the i4 camry
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Wow, that seems high. Do they have to cut the bumper or remove it or something? Is that with them wiring it?

Btw, Master Hitch installed the hitch on the Wonder Hyundai. Class act, and had me in and out in 30 minutes. I wired it myself.
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dave13 could you help me w/wiring ? i was thinking of buying the hitch and putting it on myself but the wire deal not to sure about

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i was also qouted almost 400 for install of it all from two places. can not afford it . trying to goto atlanta

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dave13 could you help me w/wiring ? i was thinking of buying the hitch and putting it on myself but the wire deal not to sure about
They charged me $125 for the wiring on my sister's Mazda Tribute, and I was in and out in about a half hour.

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Wow, that seems high. Do they have to cut the bumper or remove it or something? Is that with them wiring it?
yes that is with them wiring. I found the hitch online for around $150. Seems like the install is simple, but not sure about the wiring. They better not cut anything
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Bio-nuke and Derick, I will be glad to help you with the wiring. It's pretty straight forward, and I enjoy electrical stuff. Hit me up at 13dave13 at gee mail dot com. Some vehicles (if you have amber turn signals) need additional parts. Most people use a 4 wire plug for smaller trailers. Just let me know vehicle, if you have amber turn signals, and wiring prefrence (most four wire) N
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Bio-nuke and Derick, I will be glad to help you with the wiring. It's pretty straight forward, and I enjoy electrical stuff. Hit me up at 13dave13 at gee mail dot com. Some vehicles (if you have amber turn signals) need additional parts. Most people use a 4 wire plug for smaller trailers. Just let me know vehicle, if you have amber turn signals, and wiring prefrence (most four wire) N
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I'll gladly help, but you will be doing some of the work. It's really easy to learn the basics, and comes in handy all the time. If you don't know already, I will also teach you to soldier.
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eTrailer.com has a good amount of plug and play adapters for wiring for around $15.
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i was also qouted almost 400 for install of it all from two places. can not afford it . trying to goto atlanta
I called the Master Hitch in Mt. Prospect and they wanted almost $500 for a hitch install on an Xterra.

I bought the hitch from Uhaul myself and bolted it on in about 20 minutes, then took it to Uhaul in des plaines and they wired it up while I waited for $99. Highly recommended. The manager is a giant black dude who was super funny, can't remember his name now though... Tony maybe?
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