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Receiver Rattle Cures

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I'm moving over to towing (yes, with the mighty Civic ) mostly for dirtriding and that damned receiver rattle is pretty annoying over 300 mile day. Just wondering if anyone has used either of the above, can recommend any other tips or tricks or products that may serve the same purpose.
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Re: Receiver Rattle Cures

Havent seen those, but I have used a "J" pin in a standard 2" class 3 hitch. Does the same thing, puts tention on the hitch so it doesnt rattle around. Of those two, the first one looks better.
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Re: Receiver Rattle Cures

Thanks GFJ, I hadn't heard of the Jpin idea, I will dig into that more also. Thanks for the input, I'll likely be ordering one of those later this week.
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Re: Receiver Rattle Cures

This should cure those pesky rattle problems!!

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Re: Receiver Rattle Cures

Duct tape.
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Re: Receiver Rattle Cures

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Duct tape.
I'm not sure if you're joking or not, but I wrap my hitch with a couple layers of electrical tape, then insert it into the receiver, to eliminate the rattling; cheap, easy, works.

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Re: Receiver Rattle Cures

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I'm not sure if you're joking or not, but I wrap my hitch with a couple layers of electrical tape, then insert it into the receiver, to eliminate the rattling; cheap, easy, works.
You know I don't joke about duct tape.
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I'm not sure if you're joking or not, but I wrap my hitch with a couple layers of electrical tape, then insert it into the receiver, to eliminate the rattling; cheap, easy, works.
Isn't that straight out of the Louisiana 'safe sex' manual?
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Re: Receiver Rattle Cures

Is it rattling when you are towing, or just have the hitch in the receiver? When I'm not towing anything I remove the ball/hitch to keep some azzhole from stealing it.
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Re: Receiver Rattle Cures

You need one of these for when you aren't towing...

https://www.fireblades.org/photopost/...cat/529/page/1
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You need one of these for when you aren't towing...

https://www.fireblades.org/photopost/...cat/529/page/1
Oh, where's the ones that say Fireblades.org ??? I want one!!
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Oh, where's the ones that say Fireblades.org ??? I want one!!
You'll have to ask the originator of that item....
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Re: Receiver Rattle Cures

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I'm not sure if you're joking or not, but I wrap my hitch with a couple layers of electrical tape, then insert it into the receiver, to eliminate the rattling; cheap, easy, works.
Pete, you misspelled bitch again and I thought I said REPLY IN PM on my last message? come on man...


To answer other stuph:
- it happens when I tow from the trailer being herky jerky out back. When not in tow I typically take the the whole affair out in consideration of my sanity and fellow mankind*.

- there is actually very minimal clearance between the opening of the receiver and the ball mount, tried the tape trick and it either shreds off or gets caught near the slat for the pin and blocks entry (twist away preverts)

- Cong. , I would but it would detract from my 14" exhaust, allegedly good for .006 hp @ 13,625 rpm...


OTOH I did realize pretty much any enclosed trailer weighs more then my car to start with. I was sort of amused at the thought of that...
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