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Hitch locks dont fit

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by auskip07, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:02 PM.

  1. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    auskip07

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    Anyone else having this issue? all the hitch locks ive bought (3) are just a hair shy from locking. 1/16" too short

    Is our trailer hitch a little wider than standard hitches?

    Ive bought the standard bent hitch pin but would like to find one with a lock.



     
  2. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    I’ve got a master lock locking pin and it fits

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  3. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    I see this at work on our GMC trucks. Look for a locking pin for a 2 1/2" receiver.
     
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  4. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    th3118

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    I had the same issue. Brought another one and it fit. Not sure why.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    before i go buy anymore i think ill take an old hitch lock and put the lock side on the grinder and see if i can get it to fit.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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  7. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    FritoBandito

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    I use the same one. It’s tight but it fits.
     
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  8. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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    I got one from Lowe’s... it was a Kobalt brand, with the bend. Will get pictures in the day.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    That might be the key, all the ones that i have tried and failed to fit had the flat tube end on the other side. I wonder if the bend allows it to push in a little more.
     
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  10. Oct 13, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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    The 3rd gen receiver is definitely a bit beefier than the 2nd gen receiver. Of course, you don't find this out until you need to load the trailer for an early departure the next morning. Had to run to Lowe's quick to get a longer locking pin that I had used for years on the 2nd gen.
     
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  12. Oct 13, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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  13. Oct 13, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    I don't own one, but looked into it. If you buy the "hitch vault", you have to buy a locking pin specifically for the Tacoma. So there must be some subtle difference.
     
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  14. Oct 13, 2019 at 1:04 PM
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    I bought a cheap one from harbor freight and the night before heading down to the Outer Banks realized it was too short by a fraction. Too late to go to Home Depot. Ended up breaking off a plastic piece of the lock (that was not functional for the lock) and it actually worked. First and last time buying anything from there.
     
  16. Oct 15, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    Its not HF fault. Our hitches are just a fraction bigger than normal
     
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  17. Oct 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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  19. Oct 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    I got mine from Lowes. Its made by Reese and the part number is 7092330

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  20. Oct 15, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    I had one of those Reese locks, worked for about a year before the lock stopped working...
     
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