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Old 10-18-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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Hitch Anti Rattle Device

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Has anyone tried any of the numerous hitch anti-rattle devices I see on the internet?
I would like feedback if anyone likes one model better that the others.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:29 PM   #2
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device for what? your truck hitch? your motorhomes's hitch? for a bike rack? for pulling a trailer?
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:29 PM   #3
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I use the U bolt with flat plate type,if your hitch is the 2-1/2" size and requires a bushing for 2" you will need a Longer U bolt, not all have that option! Youroo! !
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:59 PM   #4
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Pulling a TT, it feels like it moves in the receiver on stop and start.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:46 PM   #5
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I use the U bolt with flat plate as youroo and it stopped all movement i had.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:38 PM   #6
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I use the ReadyBrake made here in Kansas where I live. After installing it on the back of my motorhome, I could sense the movement between the receiver and the inserted device. I added two of their de-rattler's and it really made it solid. They may cost a bit more, but the quality is outstanding. Take a look at their "De-Rattler" at this link: Towing Accessories

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Old 10-19-2018, 12:51 PM   #7
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If it feels like a little pull or push when you start or stop, it might be your break adjustment. See if adjusting the break when you are driving slowly on a flat area will change it.
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:27 PM   #8
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U-bolt (stainless) and flat plate (actually has a slight bend along one edge to allow plate to lie flush on receiver raised edge and down onto the hitch).

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Works very well.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:54 PM   #9
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I use this:

Hitch-Vise Fit Guide for 2.5 inch factory and aftermarket Class 4/5 hitches

Very stout, and definitely stops the rattle. Easy to use too. I have a 2 1/2" for my truck, they also make a 2" one as well. Not cheap at 60 bucks, but worth every penny to me. I pull a work trailer daily, and I was amazed at how much noise it stopped.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:58 PM   #10
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Greetings
Has anyone tried any of the numerous hitch anti-rattle devices I see on the internet?
I would like feedback if anyone likes one model better that the others.
Thanks
Harold Fahs
2015 Rockwood 2104S
I use the Hitch Clamp. Works great and won't break the bank.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:17 PM   #11
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Purchased on Amazon for $10.99 and have traveled about 20,000 miles with it and it has stopped all movement/rattling in the hitch.

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Old 10-20-2018, 11:58 AM   #12
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I drilled the receiver and shank for a 1/2” grade 8 bolt forward of the hitch pin. Even if the hitch pin is not there it will hold the shank in place. And if course, it doesn’t rattle.
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:30 PM   #13
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Made my own instead of flat stock I made mine using 1/4” angle iron . Looking at the angle iron drill holes in the V . When tightening the angle will tilt holding the receiver tight.
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:48 AM   #14
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You know those multi colored plastic sheets for use as a cutting board or surface protector when using a knife?

Well, I cut them to fit the receiver, slide in the hitch shank and take up the slack space sliding cut pieces of the plastic material in the clearance between the receiver and the shank...

Sounds goofy, but... it works. no noise, no hitch slap.

Pieces get beat up a bit but hey, cheap enough to throw em out after each use and cut new ones next time you tow.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:27 AM   #15
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Drilled and tapped the collar on the hitch for a 3/8" unc bolt and installed a 3/8 gr 8 bolt. About a 10 minute job.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:44 AM   #16
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This photo shows what I did using 1/4” angle iron no more rattle!Click image for larger version

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Old 11-01-2018, 12:18 PM   #17
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In all the years I've been driving around with hitches in the receiver I've never had a rattle problem.

And stuff rattling bugs the heck outta' me...

Of course, if you leave them in long enough they'll rust in tight!
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:26 PM   #18
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Guess I'm one of the few who've never had that problem. Kid did towing a small UHaul once, couple wraps of electrical tape...and all was well.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:00 PM   #19
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Hitchclamp has worked well for me.

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