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  1. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Hello all, Looking for guidance. Driving from San Francisco to Port Townsend Washington. Approx 1000 miles. Pulling a 5x8 uhaul. U haul is installing a hitch. Load will be a bed, lots of books and household stuff. Having a profesional load the trailer. What's the max weight I can pull? Never...
  2. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Hi all, We are looking at how to move from the west coast (Vancouver, BC) to the east coast (Halifax, NS) We'll have some items to move with us (mainly books, ski/camping gear, a small table..) I was looking to rent a uhaul cargo trailer. either 4x8 or 5x8. I know the towing capacity limit...
  3. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Hi Folks I wanted to install a Class III 2 " Hitch on my 15 CRV Touring. Uhaul has given me a quote of $ 169 (Hitch) + 55 (Labor). I see that Curt and other similar hitches are on sale on etrailer.com for $93 ~ $100 depending on what you go for. Only reason for me to go for a Uhaul was because...
  4. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Aug 2015 Honda CR-V EX / FWD / 3000 Miles / 60 % Fuel Life Available / No Serving Done Since Buy / Geico Basic Insurance I'm moving from Columbia SC to New Jersey (approx 700 miles) after few weeks and have reserved a 6x12 U-Haul cargo trailer to move my stuff. The weight limit of this trailer...
  5. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    I am going to install a hitch to pull a uhaul trailer, do I have do my own wiring or does the uhaul trailer plug into an outlet somewhere into my crv? Also if I have a small utility trailer do I need brake lights?
  6. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    I have a 2011 CRV, and I'm thinking about trailer hitches... mainly so I can mount a cargo carrier for our long-distance trips to visit family and vacations to the beach. I really don't want to do the roof-top cargo bag thing, but I could in a pinch... I don't have a roof rack, so I'd have to do...
  7. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    2005 Honda CR-V front-wheel drive 48,500 miles I'm moving from California to North Carolina at the end of June and have reserved a 6x12 U-Haul cargo trailer to move my stuff. The weight limit of this trailer is 2480 lbs. I hope to come in well under that. I just had my front brakes replaced...
  8. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Being old, and lazy, I had the Uhaul dealer install a hitch. He returned it saying that the instruction said to remove so much of the panel that he just left it off and put it in the cargo area. Now that I look at the instructions for the hitch, I see that 1) that's not true, only a small...
  9. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Anyone have a Curt Class III and tow a Uhaul trailer? I want to rent the motorcycle trailer and I am thinking I should get the two inch drop ball mount?
  10. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    I want to install the Uhaul hitch number 75890 on my 2002 crv. Is this the right one? Also, can I do any damage at all if I stay below the 1500 lb limit? Thanks!
  11. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    I came to these forums last week and saw that someone posted that U-Haul is selling Valley hitches, when I ordered the hitch it looked nothing like it. It came with the u-bolt just like the Hidden Hitch. When I called U-Haul they said that they recently switched it to a Draw-Tite/Hidden Hitch...
  12. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Hi! I just installed Uhaul #78221 (Same as Valley #82163). It was easy and took 30 min. It arrived with bolt holes 1/2" off but a solid whack w 6 lbs hammer (a piece wood between to protect powder coating) did the job. Either their jig is off or FedEx dropped it.... I went for Uhaul because...
  13. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    just a little FYI, U-haul is discontinuing the class II hitch for the gen 1 V's. i got one a few weeks ago, seems sturdy enough to tow what this car can handle. their part number is 247300, and they sell for $119.00. can post a pic of mine later if anybody's interested.
  14. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    I had my hitch installed by UHaul a week ago on my 2006 EX, and now when the V gets above 50mph, I hear a clunking noise. I took it to Honda who confirmed the muffler is bumping against the hitch and there are no other issues with the V. I had a slight rattling sound at idle when I first got...
  15. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Who makes the Uhaul hitch for the '02-'06 CR-V. U haul showed me what they claimed is the correct hitch for my 2006 CR-V and it was a round tube design Class 3 with 2" receiver rated at 3500lbs. Nobody makes a round tube design that I can find for the 2nd Gen V's. U-hauls web site says its a...
  16. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Hi All, Just got a brand new spanking 09 CRV. Woohoo. I choked at the dealer prices for a hitch (to carry bikes). Can people report back on using UHAUL to purchase and install the hitch? The good the bad the ugly? Or should I go somewhere else... Thanks so much.. K
  17. Trading Area
    For sale Class 3 Uhaul Hitch for 2007-2008 CRV. Brand new in box - ordered wrong hitch $120.00. Prefer local sale
  18. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Hi, all. Thanks to everybody who has already posted on the Racks, Hitches and Towing board. I didn't know my brass from my oboe when it came to trailer hitches, but I was darn sure there must be a more economical option out there than the $500+ cost of the Honda hitch that the dealer quoted me...
  19. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Just had this installed at U-Haul for $160. The hitch is well made and finished and very unobtrusive. But, the receiver is set pretty far back from the edge of the bumper. Because of this my beloved Thule T2 bike rack does not fit when folded up. The bottom bike wheel tray contacts the...
  20. Rails, Roof Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Hello. I bought the U-HAUL for $124.95 delivered. If I choose to have installed at a U-haul it will be $20 - $10.00 coupon + $5.00 lifetime unlimited warranty. I figured what the heck...I'll install myself if I want or pay a minimal install fee with lifetime unlimited warranty. For my bike...
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