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    Trailer hitch receiver noise?

    I have a tow vehicle with a 2" reese type receiver that has a lot of play between the hitch and the receiver ( Just worn out by lots of miles) I have checked the pin and a new pin will not make it tight again.

    Anybody know of a way to make this tight to stop the noise when you have a trailer hooked to the receiver?

    thanks, Tommy Jordan
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    I have posted elsewhere about the SoftRide QuietRide ball mount.

    I have the aluminum version, works very well. No rattle or clank noise at all. Well made, looks good.

    Integrated lock on the threaded pin. Pin loosens and removes with a couple of turns of the wrench. I keep a single box wrench of the correct size in the tool kit for the vehicle.
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    Here is what I put on mine. Simple and tightens it right up.

    http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Access...er/RM-061.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlf2001 View Post
    Here is what I put on mine. Simple and tightens it right up.

    http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Access...er/RM-061.html
    Jam nuts! Seriously? Four separate nuts to tighten with a wrench - seems like a lot of messing around if you remove and install the ball mount with any frequency

    Perhaps the nuts could be replaced with Nylok type nuts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dlf2001 View Post
    Here is what I put on mine. Simple and tightens it right up.

    http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Access...er/RM-061.html
    Jam nuts! Seriously? Four separate nuts to tighten with a wrench - seems like a lot of messing around if you remove and install the ball mount with any frequency

    Perhaps the nuts could be replaced with Nylok type nuts...
    I leave my receiver on the truck most of the time. The nuts only have to be loosened to get the clamp off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlf2001 View Post
    ... who uses a wrench???
    The instructional/demonstration video used a ratchet box end wrench.

    What do you use to get the nuts tight?

    http://images.etrailer.com/Merchant2...tch-RM061.webm

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    I made a set up just like the U bolt anti rattle from E trailers works good so far,
    used ss self locking nuts on it Too. thanks guys, Tommy Jordan

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    hey Tommy, this is what I did to alleviate some of the rattle.
    I tapped the thick flange on the receiver and used allen socket studs and lock nuts.
    I leave the ball mount in for the season, but if I have to swap heights I just crack them loose and switch the ball mounts.

    I also have a cushioned ball mount for boat, when using this I just lightly tighten the jam studs so the ball mount will still slide freely...

    it works great! and no NOISE...
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    That is a good way to help the rattle also thanks Pale Rider!

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    I have both the Quiet Ride ball mount like K447 mentioned, as well as just their locking pin. Both work equally well. The locking pin can be had for about 35 bucks, its a very nice piece and does the job perfectly.

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