Solution for Bike Rack Wobble?

Written by Hitchweb Team
Friday, April 28, 2017 — No Comments Yet

Our customer asked us: When I'm driving with my bike rack on my F250 (2" receiver) I notice there is some wobble.. we aren't over the tongue weight limit on the rack. Is there a solution for this?

Even the best fitting bike racks can ocassionaly have a little sway/wobble when you're on the road, especially when fully loaded with all your bikes. The best solution is to get an anti-rattle pin kit to help get the tightest fit possible. These pin kits are available for both 1 1/4" receivers as well as 2" receivers and some can be locked for extra security. 

Our most popular pin for 2" receivers is part# TAR300 from Trimax - here are a few of the key features and benefits:

  • Built with an adjustable pin for a tight fit that eliminates rattleBest anti-wobble hitch pin for bike racks - Canada
  • Crafted from 100% stainless steel
  • 5/8" pin fits most 2" class III, IV and V receiver hitches
  • Patented 1/4-turn technology so hitch pin cannot be false locked
  • Includes two type A keys featuring a 7-pin design for extra security
  • Protective O-ring keeps the locking mechanism clean and free of debris or water
  • The rubber cap also keeps all of the elements out of the keyhole
  • Lifetime Warranty

The install is also a breeze! 

  1. Install lock nut, align with holes
  2. Insert draw bar into receiver and tighten
  3. Replace 5/8" sleeve and lock pin

You can view the TAR300 in our Receiver Locks section and if you have any questions on the TAR300 or any anti-rattle device our Hitchweb experts are happy to help! Please contact us at 1-800-300-4067 or

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