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Hitch stabilizer/immobilizer
« on: October 1, 2019, 20:20:43 PM »

I'm just wondering if anyone has tried one and how well do they work.

Here is a example

https://www.blueoxtowbars.com/products/Blue_Ox_Immobilizer_IIReceiver_Hitches,BX88224
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Re: Hitch stabilizer/immobilizer
« Reply #1 on: October 1, 2019, 23:03:13 PM »

Do have a lot of play between the receiver and ball mount?

I use the Convert-A-Ball, it fits pretty tight just enough to let it move back and forth to cushion the load during acceleration and deceleration.

https://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/Convert-A-Ball/AMSCV-4.html

My old ball mount had a little play so I wrapped with a layer or two (as needed) to fill the gap and insulate between the two.

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Re: Hitch stabilizer/immobilizer
« Reply #2 on: October 1, 2019, 23:21:34 PM »

That's interesting Randy.

There is a little play in my front hitch which I want  to mount a set of driving lights to, I just don't want them bouncing around all over the place.

Just using them for highway driving only and can be easily removed
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Re: Hitch stabilizer/immobilizer
« Reply #3 on: October 2, 2019, 05:09:16 AM »

I just made a shim. It took a little sanding on the shim to make it easy to install a ball mount or other device but tight enough to keep it from rattling.
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Re: Hitch stabilizer/immobilizer
« Reply #4 on: October 2, 2019, 07:16:50 AM »

Thanks that is another idea.
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Re: Hitch stabilizer/immobilizer
« Reply #5 on: November 9, 2019, 09:47:53 AM »

Thanks that is another idea.

 Don't know how much accessibility you have on your front hitch. You could drill the hitch, weld a nut on. 
With a locking nut on the bolt run it in to take up the slack. I've done this for my flat beds that do all kinds of banging in the fields.   
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