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Anyone know of a good hitch locking pin for our trucks?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by toku58, May 5, 2019.

  1. May 5, 2019 at 12:02 AM
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    toku58

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    So I tried to install my shackle on my hitch today. To my suprise the 3rd gen hitch is a different size once again! The 2nd gen was an odd size already, and now Toyota has again decided to make their hitch unique.

    Anyone know or have a link to a good (Hopefully Black) Locking pin for the tow hitch?
    Something like this would be nice!
    https://www.amazon.com/Curt-Manufac...itch+lock&qid=1557038629&s=automotive&sr=1-12

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. May 5, 2019 at 4:28 AM
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    This one fits. Saw your post before tossing the packaging. It’s chrome but I bet they have other colors.

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    Works perfectly.
     
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    Nothing fits my 19 on Amazon. Read the questions or reviews, a lot will mention how the Amazon fit system sucks.
     
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    Tacoma3rdGen

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    Are you using a laser cut key with this pin lock? The product info indicates it is not compatible with certain keys, and PTS newer laser keys are ones not supported.

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    What would happen it you had a smart key? :)
     
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    I have a normal key, cut on both edges.

    Hahaha. Not in this house. I hate those things.

    The exception is Tesla where my phone is the key.
     
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    Itchyfeet

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    On my F150 I just used a bolt and a nylock nut.If someone is mental enough to steal that they can have it. Plus I don't about tumblers getting fouled up with shite.
     
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    Have been going the cheapest way for many years . Just drill a larger hole in a regular long hitch pin . Buy locks in sets so as to have matching key for several things , like the trailer ball lock . IE the trailer hitch ball receiver may be locked to the truck but the trailer is not locked to the ball .
    Note the black lines were just magic marker lines of where the pin sits in the hitch . before drilling
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  18. May 5, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    Yep, my Tacoma hitch seems to be a weird size as well. The lock I bought from a hardware store was a tad short to go through the hitch and latch properly. I was too lazy to return it so I put the long pin part in a drill, put the drill in a vise, and used an angle grinder to shave an 1/8” off the boss only (not the shaft, just the thick part at the end) Basically did a Poor Mans lathe job on it but it fits well now.
     
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    I keep forgetting autos have a push to start button.:facepalm:
     
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    Fess up, the Tesla is your wife's. ;)
     
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