Problems with U-Haul hitch electrical wiring - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-01-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
Junior Member
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 16 ft
Posts: 8
In October 2005 I had a U-Haul hitch & wiring installed on my Isuzu Trooper. Up until this year I thought everything was ok. Recently when doing a hookup check with our Scamp I noticed that the running lights on the Scamp were not on. I went to the U-Haul dealer that originally installed the package and he decided that the electrical connector was not adequately grounded and made some modifications. After fiddling around for awhile he declared that the problem was in our Scamp and suggested that I go to an RV dealer for help. He never proved to me that the connector was receiving the proper signals and always had the testing light covered so that I couldn't see what was going on.

I went to a truck modifications dealer that was in the same building as the RV dealer. In short order they observed that the running lights on our Scamp worked properly. All they had to do was use one of their wiring extensions from the battery and activate the running lights. So now where was the problem in the Trooper? He took a look at where the towing connector was wired into the Trooper and quickly found a bad connection. In fact, he observed that U-Haul had used a very poor method of splicing the wires together that was prone to failure over time. The connections would tend to break or become intermittent. I asked him to simply redo all of those connections. Now everything works as it should after costing me $44.84. He had a few more stories about sloppy U-Haul workmanship.

I am sure that there are some U-Haul dealers that know what they are doing. But for me, I will never consider having anything wired again at a U-Haul facility. I went back to this dealer and spoke with this person. He simply wasn't willing to acknowledge the problem and walked away. He was the same person who did the original installation and I had a very uncomfortable feeling about his qualifications at that time and should have canceled the order.

So if you need a hitch with electrical wiring installed, take some time to investigate the quality of work at the various places under consideration. It could save you from problems later on.

Roger Due is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
Pete Dumbleton's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 3,072
Send a message via Yahoo to Pete Dumbleton
He was the same person who did the original installation and I had a very uncomfortable feeling about his qualifications at that time and should have canceled the order.
I have finally learned to trust that feeling because every time I get it, I get bad info or workmanship...
Pete Dumbleton is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electrical Problems 1979 Beachcomber Ralphie Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 06-27-2009 03:46 PM
Scamp Electrical Problems Lars H Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 13 09-08-2008 09:42 AM
Electrical problems with Scamp 13' Russell E. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 06-14-2008 03:49 PM
Wiring problems.....Surfside kentj Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 04-26-2008 07:51 PM
hitch & spare tire problems ted saxton Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 23 09-21-2007 03:36 PM

» Trailer Showcase

The Bean



» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.