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    Hitch rack wobble. Any risk of damage to hitch/rack?

    Alright...I purchased a Raxter Tarsus 1.25 and so far I am digging it. Crazy light, crazy low profile, and KISS approach.

    I bought it because I can take it on-off the car so easily due to it having a "push button" hitch pin. AKA push down and pull and the bike is off the car in less than 2 seconds. With this design comes some inherent wobble since it isn't bolted or wedged in.

    With two bikes on this results in some concerning wobble. They aren't going anywhere, but I worry that that much play over miles and miles may cause damage to my hitch or to the rack. Literally the far outpoints of the rack have at least 3-4 inches of vertical movement. Is this just paranoia that this may cause damage?

    I can easily order a threaded pin setup for like $10, but that defeats part of the reason why I purchased this rack.

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    El Guapoooooooo

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    I'm not familiar at all with that rack, but nearly every modern hitch rack has some sort of feature to prevent any wobbling or play. At the MSRP listed on the website, I would expect something to prevent wobble..
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