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Hitch pin… silly but annoying.

Discussion in '4th Gen. Tacomas (2024+)' started by Korywithak, Apr 14, 2024.

  1. Apr 14, 2024 at 2:49 PM
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    Korywithak

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    Anyone find a decent quality locking hitch pin for the 4th gen? My locking pin from my 3rd gen isn’t long enough.

    looking like you need just shy of 4 inches of shank length. I have a bit over 1k on my Tacoma and want to get the boat out soon!
     
  2. Apr 14, 2024 at 3:44 PM
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    3JOH22A

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    ^Every locking hitch pin I've seen can be easily broken with a pipe slipped over the lock head. Get a 5/8" socket head cap screw and nylon locknut, cinch it down with a high-torque impact.
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2024 at 5:46 PM
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    Sagebrush

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    I really like the Bolt locks. Mine is keyed to the tailgate of me 2016. They are a beast.

    [​IMG]

    But I don't think they make a lock that will work with the new tailgate key.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2024 at 6:08 PM
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    There would be super close. Thank you.
     
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    AvalonTaco

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    Working on a lien delete for my title…..
    I’ve had several straight locks, that can be hacked with a pipe as previously mentioned.

    I landed on this right angle style, no lock sticking straight out.

    IMG_0666.jpg

    May not be any more secure, but it’s cleaner and a shorter overall profile.

    They have an extended length version.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2024 at 9:30 PM
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    Yep had same issue with its length. Used the included hitch pin on my recent outing as my previous was too short.
     
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    They have been a standard for years: Reese, Draw-Tite, U-Haul, Wal-Mart. Bring your draw-bar and select one long enough that works. I have a locking one (keyed button) that has held up fine. I leave my draw-bar (four-way with three ball sizes and pintle-hook) in the hitch to protect my bumper mainly in parking lots.. It works: No dings in my bumper, bit the 2" hitch ball selection has a few scars...:thumbsup:

    If I'm in a high-risk for damage area (curb-side parking in the city), the hook gets the alpha position: it has no scars. :pccoffee:
     
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  9. Apr 15, 2024 at 11:42 AM
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    I’ve never really seen the need for a locking hitch pin. I suppose if you had a recovery point you didn’t want to take out but I always remove mine. Same with hitch balls.

    if I’ve got a trailer, I’ll just back in it and then it doesn’t really matter as the trailer is blocked in by your truck

    as mentioned above, I’ve also used a bolt before. Most people are looking for something quick, not something that’s going to require effort or tools.

    I have an adjustable hitch that has an anti rattle you adjust with a torx I use on occasion too.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2024 at 11:55 AM
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    Mostly is to stop people from taking your receiver. I leave mine in all the time and just a pin with can be removed and taken in any parking lot. Sure. If someone wants it they can get it off. But it’s a deterrent from it just walking away.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2024 at 5:49 AM
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    I had one in my glove box upon delivery… check that first

    nvm missed the locking portion
     
  14. Apr 17, 2024 at 6:07 AM
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    Yep, I got the one with the truck. I was just looking for a locking option.
     
  15. Jun 3, 2024 at 8:10 AM
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    Ummm…. This thread is older. Not sure why you are linking it to a new thread. If anything it should be the other way.
     
  17. Jun 3, 2024 at 8:48 AM
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    T4R_hereforbearings

    T4R_hereforbearings Dale Doback, M.D.

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    I’ve bolted some stuff to it *lists cool stuff here*
    if you look close I was just linking them in circles, for a moment they were all three at the top of recent threads (at least via the platform I view TW) I found it amusing, my apologies
     
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