I have a factory installed what I call a “Reese Hitch” on my 05 Explorer. That may not be the name brand but it is what most people call it. Here is the problem when I pull my trailer and stop or go over a bump there is a lot of up and down play in the hitch and receiver. It sounds as if it is coming apart.
I have looked for some sort of sleeve to insert inside of the receiver to tighten it but no luck. Everything is tight except where the hitch is slid into the receiver that is where all the play is. I have tried different hitches in the receiver but they all have excess play. Anybody got any suggestions other than replacing the whole thing?
An empty wagon rattles the loudest.