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Old 03-29-2019, 03:49 PM
Derwood Derwood is online now
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Default How much "slop" in a trailer hitch is acceptable?

I got a nice WeighSafe hitch as a gift this past Xmas, and there is about about 3/8" of play in the reciever. Just wondering how much play is okay, or if I should have my shop shim it. I know it'll be a bit noisey with play in it...but I'm told it won't hurt anything.


In the past i have persuaded some washers in there myself with a hammer. But they eventually work their way out. Someone else suggested aluminum tape. Looking for something a bit more permanent, but still be able to remove it from Nov-April

Looking for suggestions. Thx!

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