Join Date: Apr 2018
Car: 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5 Limited
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One way to tighten an attachment (bike rack, ball mount, utility tray, etc.) is to use an anti-rattle stabilizer clip. Or what I have done in the past is to drill and tap a hole in one side of the receiver's tube. That way you can run a bolt through and a lock nut to put sideways pressure on the attachment. The tube wall thickness is usually sufficient for a bike rack. Better yet is to weld a bolt over the hole to increase the amount of metal that the bolt can grab hold of for pulling a trailer or utility tray.
Also be careful of U-Haul's website showing what your Subaru can to. I have 3/4 ton truck with a 12,000 lb. tow rating which means that I could haul anything that U-Haul rents. Surprisingly I ran the same matrix for my Outback - which showed the same trailers!
2017 Outback Limited 2.5i
2011 Forester X Limited
2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD