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Old 07-22-2018, 02:32 PM   #1
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Best Trailer Hitch Lock for Class V, 2.5 inch ?

I'm looking for a high security, dependable lock for my hitch ball mount. Price is not a major factor.

I have a 2.5 inch, Class V hitch on my RAM 3/4 ton and would like a locking hitch pin that is corrosion and theft resistant.

What have you found that fits the bill?
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I would recommend the BOLT 5/8" Receiver Lock. You can get one that can be keyed alike (by you) to your RAM ignition key. BOLT also makes padlocks and cable locks that can by keyed to your ignition key.
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I would recommend the BOLT 5/8" Receiver Lock. You can get one that can be keyed alike (by you) to your RAM ignition key. BOLT also makes padlocks and cable locks that can by keyed to your ignition key.
Unfortunately, according to their website, they don't offer one for the RAM 2500/3500 series. Good idea though.
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Unfortunately, according to their website, they don't offer one for the RAM 2500/3500 series. Good idea though.
I found one for the Dodge Ram Pickup https://www.boltlock.com/vehicle_mat...BASE&year=2017
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Unfortunately, according to their website, they don't offer one for the RAM 2500/3500 series. Good idea though.


I have one...
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I just drilled out the hole a little bigger and use a padlock instead of a clip.
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I'm looking for a high security, dependable lock for my hitch ball mount. Price is not a major factor.

I have a 2.5 inch, Class V hitch on my RAM 3/4 ton and would like a locking hitch pin that is corrosion and theft resistant.

What have you found that fits the bill?
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I just drilled out the hole a little bigger and use a padlock instead of a clip.
I think the OP is looking for a locking pin for his receiver, not the coupler. However, BOLT also makes a padlock that can be keyed to your ignition key and it fits through the coupler latch and is long enough to secure your chains when parked. You may not want to padlock your connected trailer to the hitch ball in case you need to quickly disconnect in an emergency.
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Unfortunately, according to their website, they don't offer one for the RAM 2500/3500 series. Good idea though.


You’re looking for one that says “RAM 2500” - it doesn’t. Just look under the Dodge Pickup section. They use the same key type for all of the trucks and some Jeeps; and it’s be right size too.

Hitch locks are weight rated, so you won’t necessarily see one that says “Class V”, but instead 2.5” receiver compatibility
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I think the OP is looking for a locking pin for his receiver, not the coupler. However, BOLT also makes a padlock that can be keyed to your ignition key and it fits through the coupler latch and is long enough to secure your chains when parked. You may not want to padlock your connected trailer to the hitch ball in case you need to quickly disconnect in an emergency.

I was talking about my receiver pin.
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"I just drilled out the hole a little bigger and use a padlock instead of a clip."


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I was talking about my receiver pin.
You drilled out your receiver (the tube on your TV that the ball mount goes into) and the ball mount hole larger than 5/8"?
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No.....I drilled the existing hole in the 3 buck hitch pin out a little larger so I could put a padlock in the hole to secure the pin instead of a wire clip.
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No.....I drilled the existing hole in the 3 buck hitch pin out a little larger so I could put a padlock in the hole to secure the pin instead of a wire clip.
I see, you were talking about the coupler lock, not the receiver locking pin.
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I see, you were talking about the coupler lock, not the receiver locking pin.


I was not talking about the coupler lock.....
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I was not talking about the coupler lock.....
Thanks, a picture is worth a thousand words. My original hitch pin doesn't have a hole, so I couldn't figure out what you were describing.

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