Cost of wiring and hitch

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by mjburt, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    What is the logic behind putting a 4500 lb hitch on a vehicle rated 3500 lb?

    What brake controller did ya get? Doesn't the shop need it to install and wire correctly?

    Will it include a undersized charge line?

    The adapter I linked can be unplugged and ya have the original 4 flat [:O]
     
  2. mjburt

    mjburt New Member

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    I ended up going to "Hitch House", which is a national chain. Guy was very knowledgeable; I was afraid that U-Haul guy was not really understanding the possible complexity of the wiring. Hitch House (HH) was great; they just replaced the ball and did wiring - total was $260 and time was about 2.5 hours. Got special instructions on brake as now there is a box near driver's seat.

    HH also told me that the trailer brakes should be checked out; guy I'm buying trailer from said that they had problem with them seizing up once so they just cut the electrical line to them. HH said this means a problem with them and to get them looked at and fixed.
     
  3. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

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    [:(!] WHAT AN IDIOT!

    Yes, you will need to get the brakes fixed.

    I wonder what other moronic things the seller has done.
     
  4. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    mjburt, glad you found someone you feel comfortable with, tow the trailer to him and let him reconnect your brakes and explain the break away switch to you. Happy camping [:)C]

    Might even let him adjust the brakes if he does that but at least show you how to use/adjust the brake controller.
     
  5. gruss

    gruss Active Member

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    Never heard of Hitch house, but that seems pretty reasonable for a controller and the wiring, glad you found a good place to work with!

    HH guy is correct, get the brakes fixed.
     
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    I need to go from a 4 flat to a round 7 prong so my electric brakes will work. Uhaul quoted me $75 for labor and $60 for the least expensive brake controller (though I can get a better one if I want to). So, that's less than $150 if you already have basic wiring.
     

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