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Old 09-26-2005, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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trailer hitch storage in cargo floor?

When not in use, I store my trailer hitch in the cargo floor storage compartment in a small box. The box slides from side to side as I drive the vehilcle around corners and I can hear it moving around. I am looking for ideas to make the hitch more secure in that compartment. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2005, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FWIW, I have a pair of leather work gloves in the rear compartment that helps keep things from banging the sides. I also place some leftover bubble wrap on top which probably helps the most . . .
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Old 09-26-2005, 03:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In over 3+ years of ownership I've stuffed enough stuff in there that nothing moves!
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In over 3+ years of ownership I've stuffed enough stuff in there that nothing moves!
Totally agree. Mine was filled on the first day that I got it home. Could use more space. I even have two plastic containers in the back with more stuff. One has golf material and the other the auto stuff that would not fit that small space.

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Old 09-26-2005, 05:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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got bubble wrap?
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You could always velcro the box to the floor. That's how I hold my amp back there!
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I never really thought about it bouncing around back there. I don't have a lot in the compartment but the hitch doesn't seem to want to slide a lot. The main thing I do is make sure I wipe all the grease off the ball.
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Do you use the hitch on a daily basis? If not, why do you even need to have it in the vehicle all of the time? I can not really think of a time that I needed my hitch in the vehicle for that "emergency tow" of something. I just leave mine in the garage and put it in the receiver when I need it.
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Do you use the hitch on a daily basis? If not, why do you even need to have it in the vehicle all of the time? I can not really think of a time that I needed my hitch in the vehicle for that "emergency tow" of something. I just leave mine in the garage and put it in the receiver when I need it.
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Ninety Nine point nine percent of the time you will never need it. However, that one time you are 60 miles from home and see an antique or something that you cannot live without makes carrying the draw bar worth while. You just go rent a trailer, get your merchandise and go home. Of course you could go to an automotive supplier and buy a new one.

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Old 09-27-2005, 08:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The solution is pretty simple--just wrap the hitch insert in an old towel or rag.

I never had to worry about this because my box is completely full of things like jumper cables, fix-a-flat, chains, tire pump, flares, etc.
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I use a small zippered tool bag to hold my hitch and extra convert-a-ball. It's made of nylon so it doesn't slide around. I got mine at Menards, but I see Sears has a set of 2 black bags on sale right now.
I lined mine with some 1/4 foam so it wouldn't wear through.
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