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Recommendations for a locking hitch pin

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Veccster, May 8, 2011.

  1. May 8, 2011 at 5:27 AM
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    Veccster

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  2. May 8, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    i know we have a master lock one on are '00 tundra. idk what size it is fit great! i know HD had a few.

    and a F.Y.I still good to take it out every now and thin. they can rust in place.
     
  3. May 8, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    Tim A

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  4. May 8, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    Pugga

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    Any Uhaul store will have hitch pins. Hell, I got one at Walmart!
     
  5. May 8, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    bcb97

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    I bought mine from Wal-mart for 7$ or so. Works fine.
     
  6. May 8, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    My Reese unit from Tractor Supply has been unimpressive. 2 months parked outside and it's already got a lot of rust. Will probably need replacement in a couple months.

    Additional request for this thread: Recommend high-quality, weather resistant pins. Some of us don't stay in a garage.
     
  7. May 8, 2011 at 6:12 AM
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    Pugga

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    Good to know, I've got a Reese that I bought at Walmart but I keep mine in the case with the hitch and ball most of the time.
     
  8. May 8, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    Mine stays in the receiver, because my license plate is hitch mounted:

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  9. May 8, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    yeah are master lock one is really good. been on like 2 or 3 years. truck stays out side. we do remove for other daw bar some too. no real rust on it!! we very happy :D:bananadance:
     
  10. May 8, 2011 at 6:18 AM
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  11. May 8, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    That is the exact one I have. No rust and long enough to fit our receiver because ours is designed slightly bigger than the common one on Chevy's.

    I got mine at West Marine for $25 or $35. Mine stays in also.

    The RED fades in the sun quick. So don't panic, it is normal.

     
  12. May 8, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    I use a Master Lock pin which is great, no problems for over 10 years.
     
  13. May 8, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    Highly recommend weather resistant locks, the others seem to rust within months.

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  14. May 8, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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  16. May 8, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Get a stainless steel version and you should be fine. I believe mine is a master too, going on ten years and no problems. I little lube for the lock at times and your good to go.
     
  17. May 8, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    And if you have the stock tow package the hitch is a Class IV not a Class III so that maybe why you can't find a pin that will fit. Start looking under class IV and you should find it. Etrailer is a good place to look as well.
     
  18. May 9, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    I have a buyers locking hitch pin that I'm not real happy with. Spray painted it black but it has still rusted, and after the winter it was completely seized up. Used ALOT of wd40 and a hammer and eventually it loosened up enough to remove it and soak it with more wd40
     
  19. May 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Master lock! Keep it well lubed inside and out if you leave exposed.
     
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