Should Curt Bike Rack C18064 have Movement when Installed in a Trailer Hitch

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I Purchased this rack for use with a Curt Hitch item # Code: C13115. The hitch is a 2 inch hitch and the bike rack is rated for 2 inch. There is a fair amount of wobble and play when the rack is installed in the hitch. Is this normal? Or is there some other way to make the fit tight? Thanks!

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It is normal. The size difference between the 2 inch shank on an accessory and the 2 inch receiver on a hitch is done so that the accessory can be easily installed and removed without binding up. Curt bike rack # C18064 has a threaded hitch bolt that, when installed and snug, will take up some of that play.

You can eliminate even more movement by using a secondary anti-rattle device such as the Hitch Immobilizer # BX88224. This device is one of the most effective because it reduces movement vertically and horizontally.

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