View Full Version : where to buy a hitch?
06-14-2010, 12:49 AM
hey guys and gals,
wife and i are looking into attaching a hitch to our 2008 CR-V. besides honda, any reputable online sellers you guys know about? is it difficult to install a hitch yourself?
06-14-2010, 01:17 AM
i go to a specialty shop they can be a pain. you have to have a wire harness installed to. also best hitchs out there are reese and drawtite!
also spend the extra and go to a large CLASS III . remember the ball and tung are extra to .i use a ball that i can swap the head on .there 3 diffrent sizes it came with. this has saved me many times using diffrent trailers. hope i have help and not got you more confused ~
06-14-2010, 01:18 AM
just a fyi most dealers just sub out the hitchs and get a very large markup .
ps also there is diffrent types of ele.plug hook up check your trailer or what your towing to see what kind of plug needed !
Doesn't u-haul sell hitches?
06-14-2010, 07:25 AM
I got one of these installed - http://www.hiddenhitch.com/
I called the closest dealer & they came out to my house & installed it right in my driveway. This was about 5 years ago so NO idea of the cost, but it seemed pretty reasonable.
06-14-2010, 09:05 AM
I used hiddenhitch as well. Fairly easy to install...
06-14-2010, 09:39 AM
If you're looking for something to support a bike rack (like I did), I purchased a Class 1 Curt hitch from Ebay specifically made for my 2010 Prius. Because it was specific to my car, I was able to install on my own in less than 30 minutes. Came with great directions and as long as you have a ratchet wrench extender (12 inch), it is a snap.
06-14-2010, 10:56 AM
I'd stick with a class 2 hitch if you can as it will be more versatile.
06-15-2010, 11:36 AM
uhaul is actually the largest hitch installer in the country....
learned that from my coworker who just got one for his car...
06-15-2010, 12:19 PM
thanks for the info, guys! it would be first for a bike rack, but dunno what i may upgrade to. since it's a 4-cylinder CR-V, nothing big.
06-15-2010, 02:19 PM
4-cylinder CR-V just go class 1. I'd not try pulling much with this suv. maybe a small pop up camper !
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