I don't understand how you come to $750 for the honda hitch. Its $250.80 on H and A + the harness. Around $390?
I understand. However I would not have the installation fee so its $491 shipped to me. I agree with jay, I would use the honda harness.WhiteRL said:330 for Hitch
175 for Wiring harnness
245 for installation
I may get 75-80 dollars knocked off by working through my salesman.
If I order through H&A the cost of materials comes oout the same if you add the 102 delivery fee.
Someone has a hitch for sale. Send them a message and ask them how much.WhiteRL said:Is this the right Thread? This one does not tell me much.
jays0n said:The honda hitch is more expensive but not $700, it's only $388 at handa
I've been told that the stock harnass is set up so that the power for the trailer comes from it's own source and is not just tapped off the tail lights, so if the hidden hitch harnass doesn't do that I would pass on it.
WhiteRL said:I'm at a point where I need a Hitch. I am undecided as the whether to get a hidden hitch or a Honda hitch. Honda hitch is the safe bet since the hitch was built for the Truck. But it is 3 times as expensive as the Hidden hitch. But I'm unsure whether I should trust the Hidden hitch. Not sure of how it will look, and if the wiring will be satisfactory. The wiring for the Hidden Hitch is a big unknown since this will be the first RL that the truck accessory store has done. Also is the Honda wiring Harness worth the money? I need quickly so the combination of the Hidden hitch and Honda wiring harness is not an option.
Costs for Hitch and wiring:
Honda hitch 750
Hidden Hitch 250
Any advice here would be much appreciated.
They are also referring to the transmission cooling which is already on the RL.Hotbox said:As for the RL being "Towing Ready", they are refering to the wiring that runs from the cab to the bumper. I agree that this might be a bit of a stretch to call it Towing Ready, but it sure beats running the wiring yourself from the cab to the back bumper. That would add hours to the project.
I ordered the factory wiring kit online and installed it in under 30 minutes. It really was that easy and fast. The good thing about the factory wiring kit it that it completely isolates your RLs electrical from that of the trailer. Seperate fuses, relays, etc.). Honda put a lot of thought into that package, and it shows.
Also the heavy duty cooling fans.swampler said:They are also referring to the transmission cooling which is already on the RL.
If you are referring to the factory harness:WhiteRL said:Ok I looked at the installation instuctions for the harness. It looks like there is a lot of wiring and the installation of a controller and some fuses. Looks pretty complicated.
I knew there was something else, just couldn't think of it...Thanks!shingles said:Also the heavy duty cooling fans.