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Old 03-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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BoltLock: hitch reciever lock uses vehicle key

Uses the ignition key. They also have padlocks, cable locks and spare tire locks. One key.

BOLT Locks by Strattec — One-Key Lock Technology - Learns YOUR key the first time you use them

Too bad Airstream hasn't figured the concept out.

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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Indeed. I've noted elsewhere that it's possible to adapt the battery compartment locks to the water door and save one key but that still leaves far too many.

I have not had good results with other brands of locking receiver pins. The locks fail quickly due to road spray. I currently use a non-locking pin. If I were concerned about tampering or nuisance theft I'd use a grade 8 bolt with a locknut, a combination that is difficult and time consuming to remove without a ratchet.
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