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Solution for Locking Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550045-5W to Truck Bed


Can you recommend a locking hitch pin for this 5th wheel hitch in the pin position that locks the hitch to the goose neck ball. I see this as the only way to lock the 5th wheel hitch to the truck. Do you have any other recommendations for locking the hitch to the truck? Thanks!


Helpful Expert Reply:

I reached out to my contact at Demco regarding security options for the Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550045-5W. He said while they don't offer anything for this purpose they are perfectly okay with somebody using a locking hitch pin in place of the coupler pin that's installed to secure the base to the gooseneck ball. The included pin features a 1/2 inch diameter and 4 inch length so you will need something that matches those dimensions.

The closest option we have available comes with the Fastway Trailer Hitch Lock Set # FA86-00-3660. One of the locking pins included features a 1/2 inch diameter and usable span of 3-7/8 inches so it should work great for this application.

Another potential solution, albeit a bit larger of an investment, is to add a tonneau cover to your Ram that will protect anything inside the bed when the tailgate is closed and locked. If this is something you're interested in I will be happy to make a recommendation if you can tell me what size bed you have. I have also attached a link that will take you directly to the tonneau cover fit-guided page for your 2018 Ram.

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Chris R

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