Recomendation for hitch installer

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-22-13, 08:49 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 46
Recomendation for hitch installer

I live in Rancho Cucamonga, Val and am looking for a recommendation for a business that can install a hitch on my 2009 Ford Edge. I had a bad experience a few years ago at a U-Haul business on an install and am looking for places you guys have had a good experience at. TY.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-22-13, 08:53 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 46
Sorry, Rancho Cucamonga, Cal. Don't know where Val is.
 
  #3  
Old 01-22-13, 09:07 PM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 563
Have you researched the various hitch options irrespective of retailer?

I was in a similar boat with my '95 Impala and I went ahead and ordered it through a catalog retailer that I found on the Internet and installed it myself. I did have to have some somewhat-special tools (mostly the 9/16" drill bit needed that I already had) but the bulk of the process was just hand tools. I also had to use some different washers (those provided were too small, someone packing the hardware messed up) and I had to interpret the directions (some steps were unclear but pictures of the finished installed product clarified) but I did it in a few hours without any previous experience and without rushing too much.

My hitch did come with directions. U-Haul actually uses the same Draw-tite hitch that I ordered as their hitch in my application, and the directions called for 30-60min install time for a professional. I had previously asked a local auto repair shop how much to install, and they told me a half-hour to an hour of shop time. Had I had the shop do it I still would have saved about $100 over U-haul for this particular hitch, U-haul charges $259 for just the hitch without adding installation, I got it for $166.

There are other businesses like "Quality Bumper", but I'd start with looking at the various hitches available (dealer part?) and go from there.
 
  #4  
Old 01-23-13, 06:27 AM
Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 6,460
Hitch Installer

Try your local RV dealer.
 
  #5  
Old 01-23-13, 12:55 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada (near The Motor City)
Posts: 617
trailer hitch on 2009 Ford edge - YouTube

YouTube may be your friend

I installed the hitch on my 2007 Uplander and enjoyed the experience. Hitch came from J.C.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes