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Old 08-09-2018, 03:34 PM   #15
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On the road, I use a collapsible crate in the back of the TV to stow all the stuff and tools needed to hitch and unhitch, level, and connect utilities except for sewer connection stuff.

When The AS is in storage, as it was until a day or so ago, the hitch pin ends up somewhere in the TV, and the memory of that somewhere tends to fade a bit. I'm betting it's under the back seat right next to the standard towbar with the 2" ball on it...but the spare 'bent' one lives in the ProPride stinger so I can lift the darn thing. Once I find the locking one, it will probably become the stinger 'handle' instead, or live on the truck receiver like it should be. Sometimes I'm fun to watch, as I scrabble around like a demented cockroach trying to find some small part I need in the garage.

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Old 08-10-2018, 08:54 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Mollysdad View Post
The Tundra has a very beefy receiver which is not 2 1/2" but has an extra layer of steel so a 2" pin is too short.
I wanted a USA made one, Class 5, and decided on this one:
C.T.Johnson RH5-XL 5/8" Hitch Lock
I use the Bulldog Dogbone stainless steel lock on my Tundra. I had one for my 4Runner and was taken aback when it was too short for the Tundra's class v receiver. Right now, it's not available on Amazon, but other vendors have it. f_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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Old 08-15-2018, 02:11 PM   #17
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We had to weld a washer to the Bolt lock pin as it would slide all the way in and the radius handle of the pin and started rounding out the hole in the receiver.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:16 PM   #18
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Just go to the farm store, auto parts store and buy a class 5 locking hitch pin. They have the tow capacity and are made for 3" receivers, which yours is likely.

You can buy a hitch adapter from 3" to 2". At those places above and or WalMart. Dealer is too expensive.

Don't do any of that redneck bolt stuff. Get the certified stuff to maintain your tow rating.

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