We also got faulty trailer lights.
We got pulled over near Cockfight, NM or something because they weren't working. A ground wire had come loose but we didn't know that. Instead of giving us a warning so we could just go get it fixed, the jerkwater highway patrolman actually ticketed us.
The next morning in Albuquerque we stopped by a U-Haul for them to take a look. Not only are the lights screwed up, the hitch itself is incorrectly hooked up. "You're lucky you didn't lose this car!" says ABQ U-Haul guy Darryl.
The Arizona U-Haul guy who hooked it up had told us the regular hitch guy wasn't in, so he was going to "give it a shot." When Burford expressed hesitation, the guy told him not to worry, because he knew "more than any of these other guys." That's real comforting.
The Score So Far: I don't know, but the New Mexico Highway Patrol and Chandler's U-Haul get low marks.