Is the snug tite lock effective in reducing...
Is the snug tite lock effective in reducing or eliminating play in the receiver?
We got the "2013" modle, and can ony say there is NO excesive play in the unit we have, ours is only the 1" 1/4 receiver for on a Civic...probably more stable yet on a truck. You can go directly to Thulle and download a PDF that might be better able to answere your question on the modle you have, or better yet, call the company. Can only say ours is (so far) the best; we bungy the tires for a little added stabilization to help bikes from possibly banging against each other, though it's not necessary.
NOTE: Just make sure you tighten down good both before you leave home, and again when you leaving for home. We've had them start to wobble, just a bit, on the way back to the house from a long trip; they were fine earlier, but a somewhat rough road loosened the hitch bolt a bit. Just make it a habit to check both times...
Absolute. With the snug-tite lock there is almost zero play between the rack and receiver on my car with a 2 inch receiver.