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Old 02-07-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm moving from Littleton to San Diego in March. I own a 2010 CRV and I need a suggestion for a place that does hitch installation. I plan to use a Uhaul cargo trailer to move. Any recommendations for a place that does hitch installations?

Also, which route do you suggest that I should take with a CRV and a Uhaul trailor? I'm thinking I shoud take I-25 to I-40 to avoid the mountains.

Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:51 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm moving from Littleton to San Diego in March. I own a 2010 CRV and I need a suggestion for a place that does hitch installation. I plan to use a Uhaul cargo trailer to move. Any recommendations for a place that does hitch installations?
U-Haul should be able to do it for you, and that way you shouldn't have any surprises when you go to rent the trailer.

One thing you should look into is buying a plug adaptor that plugs into your harness instead of letting them splice into your car's wiring. The employees in those types of places are notorious for leaving exposed ends of wires that will eventually corrode and cause problems.

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Old 02-07-2010, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I had U-Haul install a hitch on my truck back in the day...never had any problems with it and that was towing a mid-size trailer filled with windows over Vail Pass. They do a pretty good job.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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1st. check your vehicle's towing capabilities
2nd. ask around for references as far as instilation is concerned - ask someone with a full size truck with a hitch
3rd. it's more expensive but get breaks installed!
4th. Uhaul has gone downhill, check with other vendors and visit the CD moving forum
5th. read about how to tow with a trailer behind you...there are some tricks
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Look on craigslist or place an ad for a mechanic to install your hitch. Ask that person to buy you a used hitch from a junkyard. You'll save 50% doing it this way. That's what I did for a previous vehicle I owned. I bought the hitch from a junkyard and paid the mechanic $50 to install it.

No need to avoid the mountains. Just use I-70 west.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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bump any other suggestions.
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