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    Reducing rack movement

    I have a 1 1/4" rack that I'm using an adapter on to fit to my 2" receiver (long story why it's not the same size...). i see a lot of movement on the rack in the rear view mirror which is kind of scary.... the 1 1/4 rack going into the adapter is solid, it's movement between the hitch receiver and the adapter.

    2 questions - is this anything to worry about?

    will one of these sort it out?
    http://www.amazon.com/Hitch-Stabiliz.../dp/B00061UH7Y

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    Nothing to really worry about ( other than it drives me nuts to see it moving) but that stablizer may be the ticket.
    Enjoy every ride!

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    blah - the stabilizer didn't work - as i'm using an adapter the stabilizer grabs the 1 1/4 part of the adapter so doesn't have anything to clamp onto solidly.....oh well....fingers crossed it's all solid..

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    Try some of this stuff
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    I got this locking stabilizer bolt. It has a nut that you tighten with a key lock on the end. It comes with a wrench. The other end has a U shape to it that slips into the other hole in the receiver. I have the swagman one shown, where the tires fit in the rack. Totally stable. The problem with that rack is the exhaust aims right at the tires. I should have spent the extra cash and gotten the rack that the rack extension(that fits in the receiver) curves upward. I've got to either get a tailpipe adapter to direct the exhaust downward or to the side, or have a trailer supply place make an extension that is longer and has a bend in it. That way I can clear the exhaust and open the rear hatch(no way to fold it out of the way),
    Don

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