Ordered the above referenced hitch online from Walmart.com yesterday (10/8) about 8:00AM......FEDEX just dropped it off today (10/9) about 9:30AM. Way to go Walmart.:doublethumb:
The Curt Hitch does look good on your CRV. How much trimming did you have to do on the fascia and the bracket to get it installed?
Nice trailer and a very innovative way of storing it. I had a Kendon motorcycle trailer for several years that was designed to store in a similar way as it had some casters that allowed it to be rolled once stood up.I Used tin snips and made 2 parallel cuts about 3” long each and 3.5” apart, iirc. After making the 2 parallel cuts, I just folded the piece up, didn’t actually remove it. Regarding that piece of fiber sound insulation, I made several small cuts, trial fitting after each cut, until it cleared/fit. Trimming is the easy part, trust me.
I’m not quite as strong as I once was (pushing 70).....an extra set of hands would have really helped. I used a floor jack on one end of the hitch while bolting up the other end. I also loosely bolted up the center of the hitch before bolting up the ends.....that helped a lot.
I’m very pleased with the end result. I have a small utility trailer that I stand on it’s end and store out of the weather in the garage.....handy as a pocket on a shirt.
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The Curt hitch is completely hidden by the facia, except for the center receiver. With the Drawtite hitch, The entire crossbar and center receiver are all exposed (not hidden by the facia). It takes 30 seconds to make 2 cuts in the facia with tin snips and fold the plastic up and out of sight. Once the Curt hitch is installed, it looks factory, out of sight, no crossbar showing below the facia.
That's wild.......I just sold a Kendon Big Bike Standup trailer and 3 bikes a couple of weeks ago. Had the Kendon 13 years......being able to stand it up in the garage, out of the weather, it still looked almost new.Nice trailer and a very innovative way of storing it. I had a Kendon motorcycle trailer for several years that was designed to store in a similar way as it had some casters that allowed it to be rolled once stood up.
Like others here I may have had my last pickup thanks to the CR-V and a small trailer.