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MaxxHaul MT70387 Wobbles Around in Hitch

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Hello. I ordered these two items for my 2014 Mazda 3 Hatchback: Code: C11377 — 2014 Mazda 3 Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I - 1-1/4 Code: MT70387 — MaxxHaul Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4inch and 2inch Hitches Installation went great and everything seems secure except that when I installed the bike rack onto the hitch... its VERY wobbly. I could not fit the larger hitch pin through the holes in the male end of the bike rack. So I used the smaller pin that came with the bike rack. Im not sure if this is even the issue? Could you please help me with how to solve this? Thanks

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The threaded hitch pin shown being used in the photo is the correct pin. The other pin wouldn't work because of the internal threads in the shank of the bike rack.

The threaded bolt shown in your photo is an anti-rattle hitch bolt. It's mean to be ran down all the way until it's snug. This pulls the shank of the bike rack tight against the side of the receiver tube which keeps the movement of the rack in the hitch to a minimum. Keep in mind that due to the fact that the rack is capable of folding, the rack isn't completely rigid and will move around a bit.

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