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Old 11-01-2017, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mass-hole View Post
I bought this for my hitch mount bike rack:

Trimax T-3BLACK Premium 5/8" Key Receiver Lock Rugged BLACK epoxy powder coat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000W0RQ8C..._iFQ9zb91FGYEM

it doesn’t seem to say it anymore, but I thought I remember buying it specifically because it was rated for more than my f150’s 11,300 lb hitch rating.
I wish that it was possible to buy a good hitch pin lock backed with a decent quality lock.

Unfortunately, they typically have poor quality locks that can easily picked. Alternatively, many locks can be knocked off with hammers.

I used the Trimax until I replaced it with the Bolt for convenience reasons.

This guy picked the Trimax lock in seconds.

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Old 11-01-2017, 09:08 PM
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Hi guys I purchased a new 2018 lariat F150 and am planning on towing my trailer with it. I am getting rid of a 2012 F150 and I was able to use a Bolt lock which uses your ignition key to lock and unlock it (with a lifetime warranty). So the 2018 is a keyless entry so I am trying to find a lock that is equal to the Bolt lock.
I have a 18 as well and use a bolt lock, you should have received a single key when you purchased your truck that locks the glove box (there is also keys within the key fob) I programmed my bolt lock with this additional key and keep that key with my trailer keys
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:35 PM
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Locking hitches, One of the dumbest ideas ever. Who in their right mind would want to lock a hitch with a lock that will have to be cut off when it corrodes after being sprayed with road crap. Around here if you leave the hitch in for a year it will corrode so bad you don't even need a pin. Plus in NY there is a law against leaving the hitch in when you are not towing, and a few cops that WILL write you for it.
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Locking hitches, One of the dumbest ideas ever. Who in their right mind would want to lock a hitch with a lock that will have to be cut off when it corrodes after being sprayed with road crap. Around here if you leave the hitch in for a year it will corrode so bad you don't even need a pin. Plus in NY there is a law against leaving the hitch in when you are not towing, and a few cops that WILL write you for it.
The idea behind the hitch pin lock is that when you are traveling and stop for the night that you still have your trailer in the morning......
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Locking hitches, One of the dumbest ideas ever. Who in their right mind would want to lock a hitch with a lock that will have to be cut off when it corrodes after being sprayed with road crap. Around here if you leave the hitch in for a year it will corrode so bad you don't even need a pin. Plus in NY there is a law against leaving the hitch in when you are not towing, and a few cops that WILL write you for it.
1) donít live in NY
2) my B&W ball mount is worth a few hundred $$$. If I didnít lock it, it would be gone.
3) in the winter months, I take my ball mount off and replace it with $5 rubber plug.

When I travel, I want my trailer to be there in the morning.
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^^^^^ 10 4 on the B&W. As for state law's and bruised shins the B&W stow's neatly under the bumper when not in use and is there when you need it.
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Originally Posted by gmb13 View Post
Locking hitches, One of the dumbest ideas ever. Who in their right mind would want to lock a hitch with a lock that will have to be cut off when it corrodes after being sprayed with road crap. Around here if you leave the hitch in for a year it will corrode so bad you don't even need a pin. Plus in NY there is a law against leaving the hitch in when you are not towing, and a few cops that WILL write you for it.
Because I keep it greased and it doesnt corrode. I also dont leave my hitch on all the time.

And because my wife and my mountain bikes are worth more than the damn Jeep I carry them around with so I would prefer someone cant just undo a bolt or pin and walk off with them.
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All it takes is the one time some JA pulls your pin out when you have the trailer hooked up, you not knowing it, and drive off. The hitch will come out at some point and when it does, you will have skid marks in your undies.
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Locking hitches, One of the dumbest ideas ever. Who in their right mind would want to lock a hitch with a lock that will have to be cut off when it corrodes after being sprayed with road crap. Around here if you leave the hitch in for a year it will corrode so bad you don't even need a pin. Plus in NY there is a law against leaving the hitch in when you are not towing, and a few cops that WILL write you for it.
Yeah, its pretty stupid not wanting to have your things stolen.
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I use a good quality standard hitch pin lock and the keys stay in the center console of the truck.
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