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Thread: Bolt to stop hitch rattling in the receiver

  1. #11
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    Doj't know about Victoria but mine came fitted from Day 1 of my D1 Ownership from a well respected, reputable Tow Bar specialist here.

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    On a tangent...

    What is the maximum length of a tow hitch for the Discovery 5 before it hits the spare tyre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geedublya View Post
    I don't think it will fit with the standard D5 tow hitch. The tongue drops straight down and gets in the way of this type of clamp.
    I looked at all the commercial clamps in our local shop and decided I'd have to make my own .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numb Thumbs View Post
    On a tangent...

    What is the maximum length of a tow hitch for the Discovery 5 before it hits the spare tyre?

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    Unless you remove some metal from the back of the receiver the tow hitch can't go back past the end of the receiver tube which is about 125mm long.
    Remove the obstruction (It's only a shield) and you may gain about 45mm. The total length would then be about 170mm. The standard tow hitch is about 125mm.
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    Greg-g

    Thanks for that. I'll have to check my hitches and see how long the shanks are. May need to get out the hacksaw and a bunch of new blades...

    Also, how does that "clamp" above work????

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    I got an anti rattle lockable hitch pin on my other car.
    Works a treat! Bolt to stop hitch rattling in the receiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16PMark View Post
    I got an anti rattle lockable hitch pin on my other car.
    Works a treat! Bolt to stop hitch rattling in the receiver
    Genuine Land Rover tow hitch is solid, I think these only work with tubular hitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg-g View Post
    Genuine Land Rover tow hitch is solid, I think these only work with tubular hitches.
    Cool. I thought we were talking about the regular 50mm square hitch.
    All good. Bolt to stop hitch rattling in the receiver

  10. #20
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    I've finally made my anti rattle hitch
    50 x 8 mm plate cut to 90mm with some grinding
    50 x 12 mm U bolt
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