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Old 03-06-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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How to Reduce Cargo Rack Movement

For those of you that have the rear cargo rack ... how do you keep it from moving up and down while traveling. When I lower it for use and pin it in the down position it still has about 2 to 3 inches of play at the very rear end. I'm hauling my 2 Honda 2000is and the weight for the most part will keep it level, but not so when hitting a bump or a dip in the road. I thought about putting a bolt through it and the subframe at the front but would rather not drill there. I've already drilled through the rack and holding bracket to keep it steady while in the upright position and that works fine. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
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2" seems like a lot of movement. Mine (Columbus 320 RS moves a little when I try to pick up the end of the rack but nowhere 2". Try mounting the rack "upside down" to see if that reduces the movement factor. I have seen some racks mounts in what I see as upside down but the still serve the purpose. Worth a try.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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Don't think mine does that

I have a 32RCTS-6 (in storage so no access) but I do not think mine has that much play. My pins are really tight through the holes, are yours? I just did a bunch of work on my rack by adding a railing around the entire rack so I can secure things better and it was tight. Please let us know what you find. Are larger diameter pins a possibility?
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No the pins are not real tight and that seems to be where the movement is coming from. The factory drilled holes seem to be larger than necessary. This amplies the amount of overall play I get at the rear of the rack. That's why I am thinking of bolting it down. The hitch pins are 3/4" but the holes are 13/16". I don't hink they make that size of pin. Maybe I could find a 1/16" sleeve to fit over the pin.
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If you use ratchet straps then use your ratchet straps to tie down your gennies but also include your bumper in the straping process.


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Old 03-06-2014, 01:20 PM   #6
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Pins

My pins are good and tight. A sleeve is a good idea or maybe drill out the holes to the next size pin, if there is one. You might be able to lift the rack with the pins in and jam a piece of wire or something through the hole and than release the weight. It should hold tight. Sort of jury rigged but until you get a solid fix, might do.

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Pins got to be tight to keep play out of rack...my pins on the Sabre are really snug...even after almost 2 years of many camping trips.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Could one of you measure the width of your hitch pin and the hole diameter for me. I think I've got a mismatch of some kind. Thanks.
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Pins got to be tight to keep play out of rack...my pins on the Sabre are really snug...even after almost 2 years of many camping trips.
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"Thanks for all the suggestions. Could one of you measure the width of your hitch pin and the hole diameter for me. I think I've got a mismatch of some kind. "


Mine are also very tight with no observed movement. When ours is lowered there are 2 "bumper" pads that bottom out on the square bumper with very little flexing.

I plan on doing some work on it tomorrow so if I can get to the back thru the snow I'll take some measurements for you.
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