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#4582702 - 11/23/17 08:55 AM Hitch ball slides in and out.
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4851
Loc: Houston, Texas
Any cures for this? They all seem to do it.
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#4582712 - 11/23/17 09:08 AM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
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Can you provide more details? Your description is very vague and many scenarios.
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#4582721 - 11/23/17 09:17 AM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Any cures for this? They all seem to do it.
If you mean the "rattling" of the ball mount in the receiver, it's normal. Just means you need more tongue weight!
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#4582733 - 11/23/17 09:30 AM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
Do you mean the draw bar? The ball itself should be securely fastened with a nut and split washer.


They have various devices to quiet down the draw bar rattle.

You can get a Locking J-pin or some other form of tensioner.

I have used both
https://www.amazon.com/Tow-Ready-63201-Anti-Rattle-Receivers/dp/B001G4Z69O

and

https://www.amazon.com/Titan-Tightener-A...D1NN09611C2E99E

But the second one wont work on all vehicles (like 2014+ jeep cherokee with oem hitch)

If the rattle is excessive and more on the trailer and ball interface.. you probably need more tongue weight.

Esp. on empty short tongue utility trailer.. it can benefit from a spare tire mount or some other form of tongue weight. Make sure you are using the right size ball. 1 7/8" and 2" look similar when covered in grease.
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#4582740 - 11/23/17 09:36 AM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
When you take off from a stop the ball mount slides out of the receiver about 1/4"
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#4582748 - 11/23/17 09:47 AM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
PumpPusher Offline


Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 148
Loc: Texas
Sounds like the hole in the receiver, mount, or both are wallowed out? Check your pin also. With that much play, it should be easy to spot.

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#4582765 - 11/23/17 10:05 AM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
When you take off from a stop the ball mount slides out of the receiver about 1/4"


I've just gotten used to it.

Same ball mount for 29 years now, has been in probably 2 dozen receivers and the hole is pretty wallered out.

Only fix is new, or weld the hole up a tiny bit.
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#4582800 - 11/23/17 10:48 AM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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5/8 pin in a 3/4 hole
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#4583030 - 11/23/17 03:38 PM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
BrocLuno Offline


Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5514
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Drill them both out the next size up and use a Grade 8 Bolt and lock nut.
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#4584536 - 11/25/17 01:47 PM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
cb450sc Offline


Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 491
Loc: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Is the ball the correct size for the hitch?

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#4584992 - 11/25/17 10:15 PM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4851
Loc: Houston, Texas
I think it might be the ball. This one has a solid metal insert inside the 2" square tube. Possibly sliding back and forth
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#4585000 - 11/25/17 10:27 PM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
tom slick Offline


Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 9301
Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
Do you have a 2 ball and a 2 5/16 coupler?
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#4585800 - 11/26/17 03:59 PM Re: Hitch ball slides in and out. [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4851
Loc: Houston, Texas
The ball is the correct size.
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