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Old 07-19-2015, 04:31 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Tom Trostel View Post
IMHO, the best way to stop motion between the draw bar and the hitch is Hitch Riders "Hitch Vise". I never leave home without it.
Put a weld bead across the top of the drawbar right at the point where it enters the hitch, then machine it at a slight taper to form a tight fit when inserted. It works great.

Heck a couple of rounds of electrical tape will tighten and quiet the draw bar for quite a while.

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Old 07-19-2015, 05:20 PM   #44
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I've used. piece of my grandkids plastic sled as a. receiver hitch shim
Helps take up any slop and helps eliminate the clanging noise
Plus its a cheap easy fix.

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Old 07-20-2015, 04:48 AM   #45
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For everyone else, a weight distribution and anti sway hitch are not even in question, I absolutely plan on both. Also, that's another reason I am looking hard at the Casita instead of Scamp even though I know it's a bit heavier... (besides origin - I am way closer to Texas than Minnesota) is that the 13' Patriot comes with electric brakes standard, so that is a definite as well. The tab is even lighter, but i'm not sure I can do with the space inside of it... I am a girl after all and need a few more things. LOL Thanks for the advice about the hitch height, I will definitely take that into consideration as well. To everyone but "he who shall not be named"... Thank you so much for your time and replies. They are very much appreciated. Please feel free to keep them coming. I was working in San Antonio area last year at the time of the Bandera Casita Rally and wanted so badly to make it to that to see at least a few eggs, but I had to work, alas!... For now I have to settle for the ones i see towed blowing by on I-10. But i do get so excited every time I see one and my family just laughs at me.
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Old 07-20-2015, 04:55 AM   #46
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Thanks for the pix Ralphie! Your rig looks great. I believe our Jeeps are pretty much the same specs although maybe a few years apart. it doesn't look awkward at all. glad to hear you had good experience. Please feel free to shout if you learn anything you think would be helpful.


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