Installing a Quiet Hitch on a Receiver Hitch

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It happens to every tow hitch over time. The constant stopping and starting causes the receiver hitch to elongate and rattle, causing incessant clanking any time you bring your rig to a halt. To quiet the noise, you could turn up the radio and hope no one else notices, or you could do something that actually eliminates that annoying clank.

In this lesson, Dave Solberg teaches you how to install a Quiet Hitch from Roadmaster. This simple component, which bolts onto most 2-part receiver hitches, is designed to work like a clamp for your RV hitch. You’ll learn how to navigate the two-step, one-man installation process using basic tools. The Quiet Hitch can be bolted on in a matter of minutes, and it keeps your hitch firmly in place, ensuring you never again have to hear what the receiver has to say. Peaceful travels!

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12 Responses to “Installing a Quiet Hitch on a Receiver Hitch”
  1. Warren

    I thought you would fit it the other way so that the ball weight is not resting against the Quiet Hitch? If I was the other way the hitch would be forced down onto the receiver the same as when the trailer was fitted.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Joel. Thanks for bring up a good point on the direction of the quiet hitch. We installed our to the truck which would have a weight distribution hitch applied and the directions where to mount the U-bolt from the top in that application. However, if you have weight applied to the hitch, they do recommend the U-bolt applied to the bottom. Thanks for the catch, we plan to do more Roadmaster videos in the future and feature the hitches as well as the Quiet Hitch.

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  2. Dick McGrew

    The Clamp should have been installed to hold the hitch down in the receiver instead of holding it up against the top of the receiver. After a load is applied to the hitch it will stretch the clamp and it will be loose again.

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  3. Mike Hess

    This unit would seem to be better used if you put the unit so that you were pulling DOWN on the hitch rather than pulling UP against all of the weight on the hitch !! All it’s supposed to do is stop rattle, but the way you installed it, it is now trying to also hold weight of everything on the hitch!!

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  4. Al Woodcock

    Looks upside down, should be pulling down on the draw bar, no strain on the quiet hitch threads???

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Al. Thanks for bring up a good point on the direction of the quiet hitch. We installed our to the truck which would have a weight distribution hitch applied and the directions where to mount the U-bolt from the top in that application. However, if you have weight applied to the hitch, they do recommend the U-bolt applied to the bottom. Thanks for the catch, we plan to do more Roadmaster videos in the future and feature the hitches as well as the Quiet Hitch.

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  5. charles drew

    if you pit that on upside down ,,,it would hold ,but NOT have the weight of the trailer pushing down on the clamp !! 🙂

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  6. Alonzo

    Wouldn’t it be better to pull down on the shank instead of lifting? This is accomplished by leaning the in the opposite direction.

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    • Customer Service

      Thanks for bring up a good point on the direction of the quiet hitch. We installed our to the truck which would have a weight distribution hitch applied and the directions where to mount the U-bolt from the top in that application. However, if you have weight applied to the hitch, they do recommend the U-bolt applied to the bottom. Thanks for the catch, we plan to do more Roadmaster videos in the future and feature the hitches as well as the Quiet Hitch.

      Reply
  7. Terrence

    I would install the u-clamp the other way, holding the stinger down, not up. This way the weight would be on the receiver instead of the u-bolt.

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  8. Thomas McCoy

    This looks like a good idea but I think it would work better installed the opposite way the way it was installed it would put the tongue weight on the clamp, if reversed it would put the weight on the receiver.

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