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    One up rack keeps coming loose

    I have had a 1upUSA single rack for the past few months. I really like it but find myself having to re-tighten the bolt where it goes into the hitch every couple of weeks. Is that normal? I haven't come close to losing a bike yet but I am worried that if I forget to tighten it I may look in the rear view mirror and see my bike getting run over by an 18 wheeler one day.

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    Have you contacted 1up?

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    Mine loosens, but the rack stays snuggly in. Only takes a 1/4 turn to re-snug it. Not sure if it wiggles and sways more due to the ball bearing-wedge thingee getting looser. I got a cable going through the hitch to the rack for piece of mind though, since I don't tighten it very often. I imagine the weight of the bike keeps it leveraged tight in there.

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    I've had mine come loose once or twice, but the Velcro strap they provide with the rack really does a great job of preventing it from pulling out. I'd have no qualms about driving with a bike on the rack, with the strap installed, with the rack loose. Its not going to go anywhere... With that said, I check it about once a month, to make sure its not seized into the hitch, and to make sure its snug...

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