Uhaul installed my hitch and there was no drilling or enlarging of holes. They did have trouble getting it to fit between the frame members and had to use some serious pressure to get it in. There seems to be a lot of variation between the different Uhaul dealers and prices because they charged me very little - about $30 if I can remember right, and it was all gloopy/sloppy outside so definitely worth it to me.I have a 2005 and I had to use a Dremel to enlarge the holes that were already in the frame to allow the bolt heads to pass through. I did this per the instructions that came with the hitch and I can confirm it was required to make the bolts fit. There wasn't a ton of material to be removed, spent 4-5 minutes on each frame rail to get it just right without making them larger than they needed to be.
That was the only modification to my E required to make the hitch fit. I can't speak to others years.
I used the handle of my 18" breaker bar. It just fit into the holes that were already there and by pulling on the head of the breaker bar so that it went from horizontal to about 45º the hole was made oval so that the bolts went right in.Instead of grinding the holes bigger, you can use a large screwdriver to bend the metal around the frame holes (one side in, the other side out) to allow the bolt heads to pass through.
That price is insane! I've never seen a post in here for as much as half of that. Maybe they're including the wiring harness in the installation price?Well I picked it up today and I'm definately going to have to do something. The bolt heads fit, but there are flat metal pieces that are supposed to go on the inside of the frame rail... no way they are fitting through the hole provided. I guess I'll be getting out the dremel.
How critical are those flat rectangle "washers"?
The install was definately $175 which is more than I paid for the hitch. For $20 - $30 it would have been a no brainer to have them do it, but at $175... I'm now just hoping for a drama free installation.