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etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Flush - 3-5/8" Span - Chrome

etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Flush - 3-5/8" Span - Chrome

Item # e98881
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Designed for wide 2" and standard 2-1/2" hitches, this hitch lock has a covered keyhole and chrome plating to help prevent corrosion. Steel construction ensures long-lasting dependability. Can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch lock from etrailer. etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Flush - 3-5/8" Span - Chrome part number e98881 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch Lock - e98881

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Pin Lock
  • Keyed Alike
  • etrailer
  • 3-5/8 Inch Span
  • Steel
  • Flush Pin

Designed for wide 2" and standard 2-1/2" hitches, this hitch lock has a covered keyhole and chrome plating to help prevent corrosion. Steel construction ensures long-lasting dependability. Can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks.


Features:

  • Flush-style trailer hitch receiver lock is used in place of standard pin and clip to prevent theft of ball mount or hitch-mounted accessory
    • Secure your bike rack, cargo carrier, hitch cover and more to your trailer hitch
  • Extended-length pin ensures excellent fit on wider than average, factory 2" hitches
  • Pick-proof screw-and-lock security
  • Hardened steel construction ensures long-lasting dependability
  • Double chrome plated for maximum rust resistance
  • Rubber end and textured lock core make it easy to grip
  • Covered key slot prevents internal corrosion
  • 2 Reversible, automotive-style keys included
  • Locks can be keyed-alike to match other etrailer locks
    • Select "Keyed Alike" from drop down menu above and enter number of locks into Quantity box
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Inside pin length (span): 3-5/8"
  • Overall length: 6-7/8"
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • 1-Year warranty


etrailer Lock Compatibility

Note:

  • Lock can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks.
  • To order keyed alike locks, select "Keyed Alike" from drop-down menu above and enter number of locks in Quantity box.


e98881 etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Extra Long - Flush Design for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches

Alternate part number: RH5-XL




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etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Flush - 3-5/8" Span - Chrome - e98881

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1172 Customer Reviews)

Designed for wide 2" and standard 2-1/2" hitches, this hitch lock has a covered keyhole and chrome plating to help prevent corrosion. Steel construction ensures long-lasting dependability. Can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks.

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Still working great after several months. no rust, key inserts and this has been used for a winter as well so it is has seen a lot. Even the rubber cover is still intact




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Perfect solution for my 2-1/2 receiver on my F-250 for the 2" E2 Equalizer hitch.




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This etrailer receiver lock will work with Bullet Proof Hitch Ball mounts. I ordered the MD-206 Bullet Proof Hitch mount and online Chat support said the etrailer lock e98881 will not work. I ordered the locks anyway to try for myself and they were wrong, as the 3-5/8" span is the exact outside width of the Bullet Proof Mount. The etrailer lock takes 3-1/2 turns with the key to lock, and when installed in the hitch assembly, it turns exactly 3-1/2 turns for a perfectly tight fit.
Other positive notes, etrailer receiver lock is made in USA, appears to be high quality, and half the price of the Infinite receiver locks. Great product. Glad I purchased 3 keyed alike locks !!




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These hitch locks are super nice and solid. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a solid lock to keep crooks from taking your parts.
The cool part is you can have them keyed alike, I bought three of the so all I need is one key for all.




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the lock is very wiggly and does not hold the extender firmly in the receiver. Super disappointed.


Comments
For a wiggly lock, I recommend also including an anti rattle device such as part # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
$51.24
or part # 325-GH-033
Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 2" Hitch Receivers
$31.62
. They would help to hold the extender tighter to the hitch opening which helps to minimize movement.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/04/2023


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Recently purchased a second hitch receiver lock for a spare. Don't know that I will ever need it, but traveling across the country you never know. Excellent quality and made in the USA!


Comments
We just returned from a 7,000 mile trip to the Canadian Rockies. The hitch pin still intact with many more miles to come.
Ozark T - 08/01/2022


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Purchased for my 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Ordered arrived quickly. Fits perfectly!
Great quality. Would highly recommend.




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Essentially a screw on the lock end that can only be turned with the key so expect a lot of turning rather than an unlock and pull off motion.




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Works perfectly and fits a 2.5” receiver without issues (2022 GMC 3500). Originally received a wrongly coded lock for matched alike keys but etrailer’s customer service sent out a correct one and got it to me before my trip. Thank you etrailer, you never let me down!




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This design is unlike and hitch receiver lock I have ever used as the key does lock the the assembly directly making it somewhat difficult to determine if the lock is closed appropriately.




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Your company is beyond amazing from ordering to tracking to delivering there’s not a chance I will ever buy another trailer related product other than from you. Thank you very much.




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Customer service was excellent in every way possible, from making sure we purchased the correct rack that would work with our travel and truck,they were there for us when we had questions putting the rack together and working with us to ensure everything we bought was right. I definitely recommend etrailer.com




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etrailer.com is my go to company for all my hauling needs. I haven’t never not found what I needed and they have great prices and everything I have ever bought from them is top quality. On this purchase I purchased 5 or 6 2” receiver lockable pins all keyed to the same key. Now if they could change every single lock I have in my household to the same key that would be totally magical. Thanks etrailer




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Pin is ok, but the lock portion is weird to lock. I've had other brans from this store that I liked better for a locking hitch pin.




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I love this lock! It is so easy to use and just one more deterrent when the trailer is left unhitched.




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This fits a 2021 Kia Telluride with towing package. We purchased this primarily to secure a bike rack, and feel confident now that we can lock the bikes to the rack and not worry about theft while unattended. The fitment is great. The protective cap to keep dirt out of the keyhole seems sufficient. And we are proud to buy an American made product.




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good product, works well. not the easist to install and remove, but that possibly adds to security ability.




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EU trailer has the best pricing. What's even better is their service, which is simply the best!




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Perfect, keyed-alike and fast delivery.




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Product is as advertised and customer service was helpful on the phone
Only problem is the two locks I ordered were to be keyed alike and they came with separate keys


Comments
Thanks for letting us know! I have sent your information to our customer service team and they will be in touch soon.
Brooke M - 08/25/2022


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There's a wide selection for you to choose from no matter what you are looking for. The front desk customer service where I purchased the item was way above and beyond today's standards. I also purchased a 2" receiver which I no nothing about. Once again the service I received at the Wentzville retail center was great.




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It’s a tough review because when I got the lock, I didn’t like the way that it locks but now I’ve used it, I still don’t like the way it locks but it’s better than my other lock that I do like more. I know, it’s weird in my head. The way this lock operates is you put the key into the key hole and then turn the key, round and round, to unscrew the locking end off the end of the post that goes through the hitch. This means that my old, fat butt and janky knees have to stay under the bumper a little longer than I’d like and the key ring I keep the key on so I don’t lose the little key with my failing eyes or fat dumb fingers gets all twisted as I use the key to turn and turn and turn the lock until it comes off. The one I like more has a box, like a padlock, that slides on and off the post much quicker and easier. But, the box gets in the way of my safety chains where this lock doesn’t. So the box is much more convenient if I need to remove the hitch often; but, this lock is much more convenient if you can put it on and leave it on because it won’t be in your way every time you tow. I hope this helps. Whatever you buy for your rig, buy from etrailer. They’re the best for service and support and no matter where I am in the country the shipping is fast and accurate. I won’t shop anywhere else if i can help it.




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Ordered this to replace another I had purchased a couple of years ago and misplaced. Noah A was able to get me one with the same key as my others making switching trailers easy and not having to carry another key. Super service. Highly recommended.




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Difficult to use, as the key must remain in the cylinder to unscrew the bolt.




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This product is strong enough to hold the hitch mount in place during the heaviest pull. It also has the extra added attraction of Key/Lock security. So if you leave your truck in a public parking lot you can be sure your hitch will still be there when you return.



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