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Hitch pin lock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PatHLC128, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    PatHLC128

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    I just bought one of those warn hitch recovery shackle mount things and i wanted to get a locking hitch pin so no jackasses can steal it. i bought a masterlock one from wal-mart and it isnt long enough to fit through the hitch and lock. i noticed the sides of the hitch are thicker than most other cars/trucks. anyone else have this problem and what did you do?
     
  2. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    Caddmannq

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    I got a longer one by buying the kit at Walmart that comes with pin, lock, ball, and drawbar.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    RCBS

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    don't leave that lock on there very long. it will corrode and you'll have to cut it off. i would suggest putting your shackle reciever in the drivers side storage nook in the bed. most people don't even realize they are there. that lock will lock permanently though over time...but that might be what you want. i use a trailer a couple times a month, so i need to be able to change it out for my reese insert. can't help on the longer pin...last one of those locks i had was on my T-100, and it was still on there when i sold it.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    Pster

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    I have a Hitch Safe installed.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    longbow

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    Agree with RCBS, they will rust up, I went with the S.S, type, it doesn't lock but have not had any issue with someone trying to take it.
    I put the shackle behind the seats in back, and ride with the small skid plate in the receiver.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Feb 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    kristopherl

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    yup. I can't use the one I have been using for the last 10 yrs :mad: it was a good one too
     
  7. Feb 10, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    longbow

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    The one I picked up has this red pull thing, you have to pull it out and rotate. Pain in the butt to do if not use to it, but a breeze when you figure it out....:)
     
  8. Feb 10, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i got my generic one at northern tools....its actually WAY too long and i can move it back and forth before it hits side to side. doesnt make any noise on the road though
     
  9. Feb 10, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    I have the same Master Lock pin and had the same problem...too short.
    I pulled off the rubber bushing and ground down the lock side on a belt sander. It took a couple tries to get the right amount off, but it works fine. I used a bench top sander, so all I had to do was hold the piece steady on the belt.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    I've got this one from Masterlock.

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    It's rusting, haven't tried to take it off yet, but it fits fine on my receiver and WARN shackle hitch.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    I have a reese pin lock which i got at my local autozone
     
  12. Feb 10, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    where'd you get that?
     
  13. Feb 10, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    stock, for now
  14. Feb 10, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    thats what i was gonna do but i decided to put it back on the packing thing and return it. if i really cant find one that works (which i doubt) then ill probably go buy it again and grind it down.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    Gene563

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    That's a good idea. I've had mine for a while and didn't want to have to go shopping again.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    x2 I also recently bought my warn reciever shackle and bought the locking hitch pin and it didnt fit! i was bummed. So i went to Autozone and bought a reese one. It was only $17. I just measured it in the store real quick, went outside to see if it would work, then got it. Fits nice and snug. No noise.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    +1
    That's the one I have as well. It's a tight fit but it works fine.
     
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