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Locking hitch pin

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cnasianfire, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Nov 18, 2018 at 6:48 AM
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    Cnasianfire

    Cnasianfire [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have tried 2 locking pins and none are long enough to lock. What do y'all use?
     
  2. Nov 18, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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  3. Nov 18, 2018 at 6:55 AM
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    Great thanks!
     
  4. Nov 18, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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    I use the ones made by Bolt that use your truck key.
     
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  5. Nov 18, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    That's really cool.
     
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    I've had a stainless model from Home Depot for 10 years and it's been great. It gets salt water on it all the time and has never given me any trouble. I believe it was around $20.
     
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    Grease the hell out of your locking hitch pins...... otherwise they'll lock so well only a grind will take them of.

    Trust me.. I know
     
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  9. Nov 21, 2018 at 7:07 AM
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    I found one that fit! I didn't think about the greasing part. Great advice. Going to go and do it now before I forget.
     
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  10. Nov 22, 2018 at 5:37 PM
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    We have bought three of whatever Academy has, and they work well. I expect that Home Depot has much the same thing. Keep the key on the ring with your truck key and you never have to wonder where it's at.

    Charlie
     
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    That's the only way I take mine out. Lol.
     
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  12. Nov 23, 2018 at 3:50 AM
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    I'm using a Connor stainless steel locking hitch pin. Works just fine but the O ring that seals the locking mechanism is lacking. I replaced the O ring with a larger one and trimmed it to fit exactly. So far so good....

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  13. Nov 23, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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    I don't think grease is the best protectant or lubricant in this case as it will probably attract and hold all sorts of grime. Maybe Fluid Film or a dry lubricant would be better suited....??
     
  15. Nov 23, 2018 at 5:03 AM
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    I spray mine intermittently with a thin coat of silicon lubricant and that works fine, doesn't hold any dirt. I also highly recommend spraying some additional lube into the lock tumbler mechanism from time to time, and then work the key in and out a few times.
     
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    That link didn't work for me but it's funny when looking at trailer locks. Most of them just lock the actual coupling but if I really wanted the boat I could u bolt the coupling and put on a new one.
     
  17. Nov 23, 2018 at 6:17 AM
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    I'm not following...Can you explain?
     
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    He means you can just unbolt the tongue from the trailer and bolt a replacement on with no lock.

    It’s true, but the point of a lock is never to 100% deny theft, just to make it harder and encourage the thief to move on to an easier target.
     
  20. Nov 23, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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