Originally Posted by dougsale
Andy, I have about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of slack when the support bar is in the stowed position. The metal pin that goes in the carrier hole just above the wheel well is long enough to where it cannot pop out of the carrier hole while on the road. However, the lack of tension could be my problem. I might try to find a rubber washer or something similar that I can slip over the pin to make a tighter fit. Perhaps the carrier hole was riveted in a tad bit too low. The carrier was installed about 12 years ago when a screen room was purchased.
The bottom of the center support arm, when the bottom bracket is correctly placed, must be pushed upward to creat some tension and then place the pin in the bracket.
I would move the bracket upward so that the bottom of the arm is pushed upward about a 1/4.
Adding a grommet will push the pin further away from the bracket, which might allow the pin to jump out of place when the trailer hits a good bump.