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2005 towing hitch rattle

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by bradsx, May 21, 2014.

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  1. bradsx

    bradsx New Member

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    when i put in my reciever its loose in my hitch mount? :eek:;) what do you guys do to fill in gap some?? my bike mount bounces around alot.

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  3. Number4

    Number4 "I'm counting to 3, then I'm getting your dad." Elite Explorer

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    You could tap a wooden door shim in it. They also make them out of a composite material.
     
  4. iBrent

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    My bike mount came with a bolt that goes through the receiver hole and literally clamps the bike mount to the inside of the receiver. Solid and no rattle.
     
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    I used a wooden wedge-shim.
     
  6. bradsx

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    thanks for the info.....got rack used so no bolt to use but seen one on Amazon that i think you were talking about.
     
  7. ponkotsu

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    Those are super annoying especially when pulling a trailer. You can get hitches and adapters that replace the pin with a bolt. My bike rack has the bolt built in. A few years ago I had a motorcycle trailer that rattled. IIRC, I used a long bolt with a nut fished inside the hitch tube.
     
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    I also hate the rattling of the hitch bar while towing. I ended up buying a QuietHitch, like this one:
    http://www.specialtysuspension.com/...-ball-mount--Ball-Mount-4-Class-4-_p_428.html

    It works as advertised.
     

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