Author Topic: 1 1/4" Antirattle Hitch for bikes or cargo carrier  (Read 1399 times)

DollarBill

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1 1/4" Antirattle Hitch for bikes or cargo carrier
« on: October 23, 2014, 08:09:30 AM »
I was in the electrical department in Lowes and found this gem. It was called beam clamp or super strut PN# U-501/2 or Lowes PN# 45684. It works perfect as a antirattle device for a 1 1/4" hitch...only cost $3.97!

I had almost 2 1/2" deflection and now it's almost none.

El Marinero

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Re: 1 1/4" Antirattle Hitch for bikes or cargo carrier
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 03:10:22 PM »
That's a great find - I'' try it out on my hitch-mounted bike rack.

Non-Mustachians can pick up the  "Stowaway Hitch Tightener" from Amazon for $22.  It looks identical, except for the color.

DollarBill

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Re: 1 1/4" Antirattle Hitch for bikes or cargo carrier
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 06:44:39 PM »
Glad it helped at least one person. I thought it was a good find. It looks beefier too!

powersuitrecall

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Re: 1 1/4" Antirattle Hitch for bikes or cargo carrier
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 05:59:54 AM »
Wow - thanks.  I've always hated the rattle coming from our 2 bike hitch mounted carrier, always wondering if it was the hitch or something else more important making the sounds.

Cheers!
Graham