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Old 08-27-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Play in tow set up: Bucking Bronco

I have some height difference between the Jeep base plate and the hitch on the coach. I bought a 4 inch drop receiver to bring the base plate and hitch within 1.5 inches. However....

When the Jeep was connected (BluOx tow bar) directly to the coach (before adding the 4 in drop down receiver) I had no tugging or noise when pulling the jeep; hardly knew it was there.

Now that I have the added complication of a drop down receiver it seems the amount of play between the devices has increased and the jeep will tug and pull at the coach on rough or uneven road. It also clunks quite a bit.

I can live with it but I don't like it. I have thought about jamming lead wedges into the receivers to tighten up the fit. (they are both 2 inch).

I also have considered leaving the drop receiver at home. The drop receiver is a bluOx product by the way.

Is this normal? Any suggestions?

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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I, didn't like the idea of wedges either. Last time I had to deal with the issue , I drilled one side, and the bottom, of the tube and tapped a 3/8" bolt into each, with enough exposed threads for a jam nut. Put the receiver in, tighten the bolts, tighten the jam nuts. Towed for 20k miles using this set up and no problems.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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You can use 2 of these:
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches Roadmaster Hitch Accessories RM-061
One would tighten the drop receiver in the RV receiver socket, the other to tighten the tow bar in the drop receiver.

Or this: http://www.hitchrider.com/nowobble.htm

Also make sure your pin is the proper size and not worn down.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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You can use 2 of these:
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches Roadmaster Hitch Accessories RM-061
One would tighten the drop receiver in the RV receiver socket, the other to tighten the tow bar in the drop receiver.

Or this: http://www.hitchrider.com/nowobble.htm

Also make sure your pin is the proper size and not worn down.
Has anyone tried one of these and what do you think?
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Has anyone tried one of these and what do you think?
Yes, I got one after my first test drive with the tow bar. Works great, no more noise. I threw away the nuts that came with it because one came loose and fell off. I replaced them with nylock nuts and no more problems.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:04 AM   #6
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Finally made the decision to go with the BluOx secure attachment. Need two of course with the drop down receiver. Found them at a retailer for $48 each and so saved something from the $70 each BluOx was charging.

I considered drilling the receivers, threading the holes, and adding jamb bolts but decided buying the devices BluOx sells for this issue just a bit easier on my busy schedule right now.

Plan to install them today or tomorrow.

Thanks all for your help.

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