Well, I just waved a tearful goodbye to my 20 yr old VW Westfalia Camper and am looking forward to finding a lightweight used towable (has to fit me and 2 rather largish hounds).
I'll be towing it with a 2005 Honda Pilot AWD - rated at 4500# towing.
Since I may be traveling to look at trailers, I want to be as set up as possible for bringing it home with me - hence the questions on hitches and wiring.
Does anyone have any thoughts on buying the hitch from U-Haul
and having them install it? I thought that might help if I had problems somewhere along the way - but have to admit, I'm not too impressed with the U-Haul
nearest me (they couldn't figure out how to fill my VW propane
Welded vs Bolted on?? The only thing I've ever towed was a horse trailer and back then they recommeded welded (bad experiences with bolts getting sheared off) - but most of the places I've checked only do the bolted on kind.
I should get the kind with a 'receiver' right?? Then maybe wait until I have a trailer picked out to buy the hitch 'ball' and 'drop' so I have the right size and height??
And what about wiring??? On my horse trailer, the electrical
ran the rear brake/signal lights
and the trailer brakes
- is that the same on these eggs? Does the electrical
hookup also run the fridge
while you're driving??
Is there a standard kind of wiring? (Ok, I've been lurking for awhile and I'm totally confused about '7-pins' and stuff like that) Are there converter plugs if I get the wrong thing??