I use a grade 8 bolt for the hitch pin. Buy it with the shoulder length (not the overall length) equal to or slightly longer than the width of the receiver and stack washers as needed so that the nut can be run down tight. Then behind that bolt near the rear of the adapter I drill a vertical 1/2" hole thru everything (a floor jack to push up in the drill motor is a wonderful thing!) and put a 1/2" grade 8 bolt, with the length set the same way as above, in that hole too. If you don't think it's going to be removed very often try for all metal lock nuts. It can't rattle when done like that.
Reducing my 3" Super Duty hitch for a 2" bike rack without wobblebike racks ford superduty
Posted 09 July 2020 - 03:00 PM
I use the same product Aspen uses - $14.00 from Amazon. Works great to keep my bike rack from moving around, plus it's cheap and easy to use!
1997 4 wheel Camper Granby model on 2000 F250 extended cab 4x4 diesel.
Posted 27 July 2020 - 05:01 AM
I don't think those hitch tighteners are designed to work with hitch adapters. I could see it possibly working with one adapter, but I think a stack of two adapters would change the length and angle of hitch tightener you would need.
Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:38 PM
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