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Old 08-23-2011, 09:44 AM   #11
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Most of the trailer parts you can buy will work but why when Redneck Engineering saves the day!

On a serious note, if you take your hitch out, be sure it doesn't run off. It seems others have a tendency to want the hitch more than you do.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:02 AM   #12
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Most of the trailer parts you can buy will work but why when Redneck Engineering saves the day!
Hey, are you calling me a Redneck ?? I happen to resemble that.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:15 AM   #13
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I guess it takes one to know one! I have used alot of my own engeneering ideas my wife said would never work. On the few that don't, she says I told you so. But says little when they do! I try to keep her quiet as possible!
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:30 AM   #14
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x3 even if its a few days between trips. I use my truck as my daily driver and don't want someone (me) to get banged up at a store parking lot. you could also turn up the volume on the stereo
maybe you could try a plastic toilet shim: Shop Plumb Pak Nylon Toilet Shims - Hard Plastic at Lowes.com
Tentcamper,We want to Thank you for the shim. It saved us a lot of money in these hard times! I instaled it under the Toilet like the instructions said but our Hitch still rattles & makes noise! Your Friend, Youroo!!
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #15
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Drill a 5/16"dia hole and use a 3/8" UNC tap in the collar around the receiver and install a 3/8" bolt with a lock nut. Install the hitch and tighten the 3/8" bolt and locknut. Hitch is now noiseless.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:50 PM   #16
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I drilled and tapped a 3/8-16 hole in the collar on the side of the receiver and installed a 3/8 x 1-1/2" gr 8 bolt & lock nut. Screwed the bolt in against the hitch bar until it was tight and then tightened the lock nut. This holds the hitch to the tube and prevents movement. Has worked for yrs on several different tv we've had over the last 35 yrs. Also acts as another deterent from theft if someone cuts the padlock in the hitch pin.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:58 AM   #17
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Do you have any photos of this set up? Sounds simple yet effective.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:49 PM   #18
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Sorry for the blurry pictures, took them in the dark just a few minutes ago.
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I can see that this will eliminate the horizontal movement but would it stop the up and down movement.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:57 AM   #20
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Anti Rattle Device

See this video link:



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http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Hitc...Pin_Style.aspx
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