I just acquired a second-hand In-Step Quick-n-EZ bike trailer. The "hitch" is a metal bracket that fits over the QR skewer rod, with a tab that aligns the bracket with the dropout. Now I'm sure I won't have an issue whenever I can afford a car bike rack, but right now I have to remove both bike wheels to get it into the back of my car, and when the rear wheel is off, that hitch bracket is just flopping around on the axle. Getting the rear wheel back in and having to get that plate aligned with the dropout again is a real PITA since the hitch and plate are two separate pieces.
I'm wondering if there would be some way to attach that hitch bracket to the chain stay just ahead of the dropout so I wouldn't have to deal with it when removing the wheel. I wish I could just weld the plate and bracket together as it would at least be a lot easier to deal with that way.
Page 6 shows installing the plate and hitch bracket on the QR skewer: https://www.instep.net/productInstep...es/168pdf-1pdf
And this is the hitch bracket with safety pin: