Receiver Hitch Tightener

October 15th, 2011 | Posted by Pacrec in Accessories - (Comments Off on Receiver Hitch Tightener)

Receiver Hitch TightenerOne of the most common topics we get asked about at StowAway Cargo carriers is how to install and use the receiver hitch tightener.  Most of our hitch mounted cargo carriers come standard with a receiver hitch tightener.  This is a simple, yet essential device that can be use on almost any hitch mounted carrier.  The StowAway Receiver Hitch Tightener is used to keep any hitch mounted cargo rack from wobbling or shaking while driving down the road.  Because vehicle hitch manufacturers and hitch rack manufacturers use slightly different tolerances, this means no two parts will fit perfectly and will create some amount of hitch wobble.  This tightener easily attaches to 1.25″ or 2″ hitch receivers and effectively eliminates wobble in bike racks or cargo carriers. (more…)