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Old 08-04-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Loose fitting front receiver hitch

Hello all,
I just installed a front 2" receiver hitch for a bike rack and there is a considerable amount of movement between the insert tube and receiver. My first idea of just wrapping a little duck tape around the insert tube but it didn't work as well as I hoped. My next idea is the weld a couple of beads on the insert tube and grind to fit but before I do I'm looking for any ideas or things that has worked for any of you.

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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To hold my bike rack securely, I drilled two holes, one on the horizontal, one on the vertical, welded on nuts and use a bolt and jam nut. Here's a picture...
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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How about this? ?
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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I have a versahaul that I use for carrying a scooter and it came with something like this to keep the rack from rocking. Constructed different but same concept. It works very well even with close to 300lbs. on it.
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