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Old 07-06-2010, 12:26 PM   #15
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We have been considering the Quiet Hitch from Roadmaster, but the duct tape idea sounds way less expensive! http://www.roadmasterinc.com/products/acce...itch/quiet.html
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:29 PM   #16
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Another thing you can use to take up the slop are the wooden window shims. They sell at hardware stores for installing windows. Makes good kindling, too.
My reciever was also very sloppy and very annoying and had up and down play as well as side to side movement and seemed to make the camper move more than it should.It is not anymore!! I drilled and tapped for two 5/16 stainless bolts with jam nuts from bottom to push on the tow bar.Now it is solid.Tried the duct tape but didn't like it.If a person had a whole lot of tounge weight as with big trailers it probably wouldn't be noticeable,but with these small trailers and my light boat it is very annoying.I thought it was just my truck and asked the salesman where I bought the truck at about it and checked other trucks and they were all the same.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:47 AM   #17
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I left a tight fitting one in too long on one of my cars and all the pounding and oil would not remove it- ended up taking to a mechanic who had as much trouble getting it out. He finally got it out by hooking onto it with a forklift and jerked it out! Now I don't leave it in for long periods of time...
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:45 PM   #18
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I use the Curt anti-rattle. After trying three other types, I found it to be the best. It is also one of the few that is made for either 2" or 1 1/4" receivers (two different models). for those of you with 1 1/4" receivers like me, note that you have to have a hollew ball-mount to use it.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:56 PM   #19
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I was tired of the rattling too, so I wrapped the thing in duct tape until it was suitably tight. Drove more than 9000 miles to the right coast and back, tried to get the bar out of the receiver and it was nearly impossible. How embarrassing.

I looked into it and found that the rattling was limited to up-and-down motion, so I tested several thicknesses of metal for a shim. When I shoved the combination into the receiver the rattling stopped, and the shim fits reasonably snugly bit is still easy to put in and remove. The clearance and the shim chosen to fit it is likely crucial, and I lucked out with a thin aluminum one.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:43 PM   #20
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I was tired of the rattling too, so I wrapped the thing in duct tape until it was suitably tight. Drove more than 9000 miles to the right coast and back, tried to get the bar out of the receiver and it was nearly impossible. How embarrassing.

I looked into it and found that the rattling was limited to up-and-down motion, so I tested several thicknesses of metal for a shim. When I shoved the combination into the receiver the rattling stopped, and the shim fits reasonably snugly bit is still easy to put in and remove. The clearance and the shim chosen to fit it is likely crucial, and I lucked out with a thin aluminum one.
this works and it locks your receiver also: Stainless Steel Locking, Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin for 2" Trailer Hitches Softride Locks,Hitch Accessories SR25219
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:09 PM   #21
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Cool Shur-Lok

I would think a Shur-Lok would work. Of course I don't think they come lockable...

Expandable Dia Wrap-Around Cam

They are designed to eliminate misalignment because of tolerences.
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