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    Fit Between Hitch and Adaptor

    A question for you guys for a first time hitch owner. This is my first hitch and hitch rack setup and I was wondering if the tolerance between the hitch and the adaptor(2 inch rack to a 1 1/4 hitch) I use should be tight. I mean tight that I need to smack the adaptor a couple of times to get it in the hitch hole. Same thing taking the adaptor out of the hitch, I need to smack it out in reverse to get it out. Also, can I use grease to help in installing the adaptor into the hitch?

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    If you can get it in/out you okay. It's common to have to wiggle the rack in the receiver to get them to move. Personally, I wouldn't grease it due to the mess of handling the rack outside of the receiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd
    If you can get it in/out you okay. It's common to have to wiggle the rack in the receiver to get them to move. Personally, I wouldn't grease it due to the mess of handling the rack outside of the receiver.
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    Little bit of grease is a good idea, IMO, but like todd said, could be messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCW
    Little bit of grease is a good idea, IMO, but like todd said, could be messy.
    .. grease will attract dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    .. grease will attract dirt.
    'Tis true but from how I understood it he's having to smack the insert to get it in and out and the grease should help it move easier - especially if he's having to smack it with a hammer or something.

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    Fit should be snug. Is the adapter powdercoated or painted? If so, that's likely causing the extreme tightness. Try sanding a bit of the paint off.

    Grease is messy, but will stop the bits from rusting. i always lightly grease hitches and balls.

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    Well, I got really ticked so I returned the annoying rack and went to my local Performance shop and bought the Xport Slipstream. Now the attachment fits perfectly without any hammering. Thanks for all!

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    If you have a class 1 receiver and were using a class 3 2" to class 2 1 1/4" adapter, it won't fit right because there is a dimpled part of your receiver that won't allow class 2 accessories. If you could cut a couple inches off the back end of the adapter, it would probably work.

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