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Does Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock # WS05 Have a Weight Capacity

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I m looking at this item Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock for 2, 2-1/2, and 3inch Hitches - 3-1/2inch Span I have a f-350 2017 6.7. I would like to know the weight rating on this pin? The pin that came with my truck from ford is rated 21000 lbs but doesnt lock.

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Hitch pins and locks like the # WS05 don't actually bear the weight of a trailer or accessory in a consistent capacity so they don't have weight ratings. The only weight capacities you need to consider are for the tow vehicle, the hitch, ball mount, and hitch ball. The tongue weight of a trailer puts so much downward force on the ball mount that it binds it up so well in the hitch that the hitch pin doesn't actually have any force put on it.

The hitch or ball mount would fail before the hitch pin would.

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