Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Not close enough to the mountains
OK. Surely this same thing has to be annoying the piss out of someone else too.
My '04 came with the factory receiver. I picked up the hitch where I bought the utility trailer. It wasn't a snug fit, but I didn't think too much about it at the time. Until I started to move.
Driving back and forth between the houses, the hitch would rattle up and down. A time or two wouldn't bother me, but that constant ta da da, ta da da, ta da da, ta da da, ta da da, ta da da, ta da da, ta da da, ta da da, ta da da, ta da da, gets to you after a couple of trips. Obviously, it wasn't as bad with a load on the trailer, a little tongue weight helped.
I went out and purchased a Reese hitch. It is just as loose!! Wood wedges rattle out. A couple of strips of sheet metal help, but...
Did Toyota oversize their receiver by a little bit? Or am I just unlucky and buying undersized hitches?