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post #1 of 50 Old 01-07-2016, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer hitch from U-Haul

Anybody have experience having a trailer hitch (no electrics) purchased and installed thru U-Haul? The price is infinitely cheaper (~$350) vs. going thru a dealer install ($1295). . . .but was curious about differences in quality.
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I had U Haul trailer hitches when I had pickups and SUVs - they use quality manufactured parts from Curt...

I don't know if they have one for a CUV (crossover) - have you inquired ?

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yes, already checked it out . . . was firmly quoted the $350 figure. Will probably go for it in the next couple of months.
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Good to hear about the great price for a hitch.

But what about the electronics - did UHAUL say anything about any adapters they sell for the DS ?
I would need a 4 pin and 7 pin connection to the DS electronics - probably either a wire harness that plugs in or else a converter ?

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I got the LandRover one installed at the dealer. They have an entire new back piece installed and it looks sharp.... But I believe it is only a class 2 offered by LandRover as none of my accessory bike racks or trailor adaptor (even my hitch safe) I used with my Wrangler will fit.

Luckily my LR dealer vowed to make it right.
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4sallypat: re: wiring, I do know it's possible. If you goto the UHaul website and go thru the process of buying a hitch, you will see options to add wiring. If I remember correct, hitch installation without wiring is $135, with wiring is $75 additional)

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FYI - here is a pic of the dealer installed hitch and bumper.
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DrJCC: that looks super sharp, but I'm a bit confused: you say that the hitch is not compatible with a bike rack? To me it looks like it a regular 2" Thule hitch rack could fit in there perfectly . . .
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I have all class 3 bike racks and hitch mounts. It does work as a class II reciever.
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DrJCC: did you or are planning to have Land Rover convert to Class 3?
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