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Mr. C

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Called a place today and they want about 650 for a hitch and wiring. Going on a 2008 highlander Roughly 500-750 tongue weight 5k towing
Any body have suggestions who to use or should I just buy a bolt on and have my son tach wield for extra security.


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Try U-Haul and Camping World for price comparisons. Not sure where you are at but Riverside Hitch and Trailer in Riverside, CA. are really good and fair priced.
 

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Oops, just saw SCV
All good. I’ve looked at u haul and others that have direct bolt on hitches and then just get the wiring kit. Kind of just looking for input. If anybody has used a bolt on company. Are they happy etc.


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Bear Trailers in Chatsworth ask for Vic, His guy Blaine is the best...818-727-1585 Tell him Jeff from Century sent you.
 

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Seems pretty high to me, unless the wiring takes them a long time. The big problem will be finding the hitch, I have been waiting on a hitch for a customer for about 3 weeks and still have about another week before they are shipping it out.
 

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Bear Trailers in Chatsworth ask for Vic, His guy Blaine is the best...818-727-1585 Tell him Jeff from Century sent you.
Thank you. Out and about now will give them a call


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There is that trailer shop in SCV, been there for years, its near the skate park behind Home Depot, the owner is a complete tool, and really overpriced.
 

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Seems pretty high to me, unless the wiring takes them a long time. The big problem will be finding the hitch, I have been waiting on a hitch for a customer for about 3 weeks and still have about another week before they are shipping it out.
Was looking on e trailer. Have in stock at 190 ish. 50 - 60 ish for wiring harness. So again my question kind of comes back to positive or horror stories from a bolt on.


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There is that trailer shop in SCV, been there for years, its near the skate park behind Home Depot, the owner is a complete tool, and really overpriced.
Yes I know the shop. I won’t be spending that much with them.
And trying not to call any shop out just seems overpriced as you said.

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Called a place today and they want about 650 for a hitch and wiring. Going on a 2008 highlander Roughly 500-750 tongue weight 5k towing
Any body have suggestions who to use or should I just buy a bolt on and have my son tach wield for extra security.


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I went the U-Haul route with bolt on and worked great. I say it cost around $250-$300 total. It went on a Silverado.
 

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I went the U-Haul route with bolt on and worked great. I say it cost around $250-$300 total. It went on a Silverado.
That’s the info I’m looking for. Thank you.


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Was looking on e trailer. Have in stock at 190 ish. 50 - 60 ish for wiring harness. So again my question kind of comes back to positive or horror stories from a bolt on.


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As in bolted to the frame? That's how just about every receiver is installed. Use grade 8 bolts and loctite.

Never weld a hitch. The welds will eventually crack.

A Class 3 receiver should be fine.

 

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I used a hidden hitch I bought from e-trailer. Pretty easy to install, I think I had to loosen the mufflers to get enough clearance to install and get to all the bolts. Took me half a day by myself. I don't tow much with that car though, mostly used for bike racks and luggage racks.
 

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Yes I know the shop. I won’t be spending that much with them.
And trying not to call any shop out just seems overpriced as you said.

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He's really high priced, but you get what you pay for. He's done all my hitches and I've never had a problem. He showed me under a truck with a cheap bolt on hitch. The 90* flange was bending and straightening out and pulling away from the truck frame.
 

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Called a place today and they want about 650 for a hitch and wiring. Going on a 2008 highlander Roughly 500-750 tongue weight 5k towing
Any body have suggestions who to use or should I just buy a bolt on and have my son tach wield for extra security.


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Honestly $650 isn’t that bad. Looking at eTrailer, you’re looking at ~$300 for the hitch and 4-way wiring harness. A couple hours shop labor and sales tax..? Seems right. If you need a 5-way/7-way plug, they’ll likely have to do some extra wiring.
 

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Accurate has always done me right. Buy once / Cry once.
They’ve done other hitches for me and I have no complaints. I can’t justify paying double though. Plus I wasn’t real impressed with the person on the phone. Almost seemed to be a put out.
If I was towing more than a 18’ outboard farther than local lakes I might reconsider. But as of now I will finding other options.

was trying to keep the name out of it but to late for that.


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Honestly $650 isn’t that bad. Looking at eTrailer, you’re looking at ~$300 for the hitch and 4-way wiring harness. A couple hours shop labor and sales tax..? Seems right. If you need a 5-way/7-way plug, they’ll likely have to do some extra wiring.
I’m looking at 190 for the hitch and 60 ish for the wiring from e trailer. 750 tongue weight /. 5k towing. So paying 400 or more in labor isn’t for me.

I really wasn’t trying to call out a company. I truly was just looking for something more affordable for my uses.

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I paid 1k for mine on my Durango from the dealer but it's totally hidden and they needed to program the trailer lights anyway . Was worth every dollar to me to be totally hidden
 

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Did you call the U-Haul on Sierra Hwy. across from Chi-Chi's? They have a large shop, but I don't think they are turning things out quickly. They did some wiring adjustments for me. I have also used Accurate, but not for routine stuff. Bear did my brakes and bearings a few years ago. He does custom work, frame strengthening, etc. They were on point.
 

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Was looking on e trailer. Have in stock at 190 ish. 50 - 60 ish for wiring harness. So again my question kind of comes back to positive or horror stories from a bolt on.


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I had U-Haul put a bolt on hitch for my EX's Lexus, no problems at all. Like everything else, recheck the torque on the bolts.
 

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They’ve done other hitches for me and I have no complaints. I can’t justify paying double though. Plus I wasn’t real impressed with the person on the phone. Almost seemed to be a put out.
If I was towing more than a 18’ outboard farther than local lakes I might reconsider. But as of now I will finding other options.

was trying to keep the name out of it but to late for that.


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Was it a chick you talked to? She's always like that lol.
 
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