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Old 06-05-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Receiver to hitch looseness

I'm using a Blue Ox aventa towbar, and over time, a fair amount of wobble has developed in the receiver connection.

There are several products marketed that claim to help with this.

Most seem to be based on square u bolts squeezing the connection, which I wonder about with a 10k hitch. (The square u bolts seem to small.)

Are any worth considering?

Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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Old 06-05-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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This helped a lot to minimize the movement for me, been using
it for three years. Nothing will stop all the wiggle !

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Old 06-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #3
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The Blue Ox immobilizer doesn't "squeeze the connection". What it does is clamp each part of the connection (receiver and tow bar) to a very rigid metal brace. There's two U bolts, one for each side of the connection. They do work very well.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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I use the type of clamp that you describe, although I manufactured my own. I feel it works great but I am towing a Jeep Wrangler that weighs only about 4200 lbs. There is absolutely no wiggle or rattle with the clamp in place.
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I have the BlueOx immobilizer. My Jeep is lifted with oversize tires and without the immobilizer it is all over the place, with it it is rock steady. It's expensive and I'm sure those so inclined are making their own. I don't have the time and happy to pay a reputable company like BlueOx for another great product.
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