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Posted: 11/01/19 02:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Got a reply from Roadmaster. They no longer make the Sterling Tow bar. I don''t hik he understood the clearance problem. Anyway he said if parts are worn to order parts and than I might have problems getting them. Buy a new tow bar and it may or may not fit better.(my words not theirs)

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I use this

i use one of these only downside is you need a wrench to tighten it up





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Another way if you or a friend have a welder is to run some beads along the top or bottom and grind to the fit you want. I've done this more than once for a nice close fit





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Another "zombie" thread with no resolution from the OP. *sigh*


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hornet28 wrote:

Another way if you or a friend have a welder is to run some beads along the top or bottom and grind to the fit you want. I've done this more than once for a nice close fit


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I have done this before and it is quick, easy and permanent. I have noticed that some of my newer trailer hitches don't fit as tightly as my older ones. It sure seems to me that the manufacturers are focused on making it easy to put together.

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Posted: 11/08/19 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look at different draw bars.
Some have rounded corners and some have square corners. The rounded corner ones have more slop then the square cornered ones.
Some receivers develope cracks in the corners. Some do not have reinforcing bands around the draw bar face.
The better anti-rattle units strength the receiver.


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wa8yxm wrote:

Blue ox makes/made a product one of them is called an "Anti rattle clip" the other Hitch Immobilizer (Same product they changed the name) it's a clamp that locks that hitch solid. Have used one for 14 years now.


The Blue Ox clip is what I use. Easy to install and and eliminates all hitch slop. Well worth it!

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1 or 2 $0.30 flat washers and a cable tie to keep them in place.
Simple and cheap and it works. [emoticon]

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