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Old 07-16-2016, 08:18 AM   #1
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DeRattlers

Hopefully this isn't old news but it's new to me. I had some issues with my ReadyBrake towbar. When I talked to the company he asked if I had derattlers on the towbar and drop hitch. De whats? I asked. He said they take all the movement out of the hitch and towbars. I didn't think I had any so I went outside and tried to pick up the tow bar and drop hitch. Sure enough it moves, a lot. I bought the derattler for their towbar and a regular derattler for the drop hitch. Installation was very quick. On the next tow I could tell a difference right away. The whole setup seemed more solid, more connected. I noticed that the car didn't seem to wander like it used to. Check your towbar for play in the hitch. A detattler will fix that and make a difference in how your setup feels when towing.
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I have used the Roadmaster "Quiet Hitch" product. They work well.
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I have used the Roadmaster "Quiet Hitch" product. They work well.

That's a heck of a price for a U-bolt!
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We haven't noticed any rattles with our ReadyBrute towbars!
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I use a DeRattler on my Ready Brute Elite. When installing make sure to install in direction most load is put on hitch. This is most important if toad baseplate is not in alignment with hitch. Mine is in alignment. My neighbors has a 6" drop hitch and 2 DeRattler's. The DeRattler's were always coming loose until he turned the DeRattler in other direction.
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That's a heck of a price for a U-bolt!
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I know. Imagine what it would cost if they used the word "marine" in the product description!
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I've thought of using derattlers of some sort (I have a drop hitch extension as well), but the thought of R & Ring them each time we go out is not enticing. Are there any derattler options that don't require a wrench?
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I've thought of using derattlers of some sort (I have a drop hitch extension as well), but the thought of R & Ring them each time we go out is not enticing. Are there any derattler options that don't require a wrench?
Not that I've ever seen. I leave my drop extension and towbar on, so the derattlers can stay on too.
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What do they look like?
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I have used the Roadmaster "Quiet Hitch" product. They work well.
Bought mine on Ebay for $24.oo, It works very well!
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De-Rattler.
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I went with these. I needed 3 and paid $16 each

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I recently installed a flat tow set-up (usually use a dolly), and realized there was a bit of play in all of the drop/tow bar parts on installation. I was surprised on the first tow what a difference at the vehicle end of the set-up with just a bit of play in each piece. I ordered the de-rattlers as soon as I got home. I haven't towed since then, but I'm sure that it will feel more solid next time out. The movement didn't affect the rig, it was just that you could feel the slop in the toad as it went from side to side, and it was basically due to our fine road surfaces, or lack thereof.
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