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hitch cargo carrier "wobble"

Finally picked me up a cargo carrier and hitch extender to carry some items that I don't like having to stuff in the back of the jeep. Problem is this thing wobbles like theres no tomorrow. i've seen some of these stabilizers sold online. Question is has any one had any experience with them? Worth a darn at all? If you haver used one and find a particular model/brand works best post up some pics. Thanks!
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I've seen a few variations on this theme but, for the money, I'd get this one.
The other types with a thousand bolts/nuts and bracket are just too complicated for what should be a simple device.

The alternative is finding a cargo carrier with a cam-loc drawbar...I haven't seen any.

http://www.amazon.com/StowAway-Carri...N%3DB0001CMUV4
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I use these, they work great!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Why not just take 2 tie down straps on each side, I am sure that you have some of those.

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Assuming your cargo rack is similar to mine - it is a rack that slides into the hitch receiver and is secured with a pin - You could do what I did.

I noticed the wobble while loading it for a trip from Philly to Florida, so I used some cedar shims I had lying around. I leaned the rack to one side, exposing the gap between the hitch and the receiver. Then I slammed some shims in there with a deadblow hammer. No more wobbly wobbly.

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I've seen a few variations on this theme but, for the money, I'd get this one.
The other types with a thousand bolts/nuts and bracket are just too complicated for what should be a simple device.

The alternative is finding a cargo carrier with a cam-loc drawbar...I haven't seen any.

http://www.amazon.com/StowAway-Carri...N%3DB0001CMUV4

I'm looking hard at this one. Seems simple (although extremely overpriced) I've heard nothing but positive reviews from guys towing with 1 ton pick ups all the way down to the guy driving a prius with his grocery bag carrier on the hitch. Gonna go grab one off Amazon and I'll post back details of my own. Bad part is I gotta get two one for the hitch extension and one for the actual carrier.
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I've seen a few variations on this theme but, for the money, I'd get this one.
The other types with a thousand bolts/nuts and bracket are just too complicated for what should be a simple device.

The alternative is finding a cargo carrier with a cam-loc drawbar...I haven't seen any.

http://www.amazon.com/StowAway-Carri...N%3DB0001CMUV4

Nothing complicated about this one, one bolt!


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I can only guess on how that works...
Does the plastic piece and nut go inside the draw bar, the bar inserted into the hitch receiver, and then the bolt installed?
Does this require the receiver and bar to have two sets of holes or is this kit meant to act as the hitch pin as well?

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I have a bike rack that I had for years and its a 1 1/4" so I had to use an adapted(which I probably would have needed an extension to clear the spare anyway). The rack goes tight into the adapter, but there is slop from the adapter to the hitch on the Jeep. Its VERY noticeable on a 36" tall bike rack.

My buddy put a few weld beads on the top and bottom of the adapter and we spent a little time grinding on them until we got a perfect fit. No more wobble and cost was zero.
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I used a Hitch Hauler I bought at WalMart a couple years back on our JK on a recent trip to Florida. It wobbled pretty good in the 2" Rugged Ridge receiver - so I wrapped the end in a layer or two of Duct-tape (Harbor Freight brand), which tightened it up nicely. Did close to 2000 miles like that & didn't even notice the carrier back there whilst cruising at 70 - 75+ down the highway.
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