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Locking Hitch Pin Recommendation for B&W Tow and Stow Ball Mount

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I have a TS20050B BandW stow and go hitch for my 2017 RAM 2500. I am looking for a very good locking pin for it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also, I love The Anderson locking hitch pin. Would this pin work and can you just get the locking hitch pin or do you have to but the complete Anderson set of 2? Thanks

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Actually, the latest version of the # TS20050B (our part number # BW54FR ) Tow & Stow features an integrated anti-theft component as shown in the provided photo..

A slot is cut into the adjustment channel near the top of the shank. To remove the ball mount platform from the shank you will need to remove the entire ball mount from your hitch. Then remove the pins that hold the platform in place. Flip the platform around to the stowed position on the rear of the shank, and then slide it up until the center pin lines up with the slot in the shank. Pull the platform out towards the rear of the shank until the pin pops out of the adjustment channel.

When the Tow & Stow is secured in your hitch receiver, you will not be able to remove the ball mount platform. This is because the slot in the shank is positioned in such a way that the collar on your hitch will block the pin on the platform from being able to leave the channel. Even if the pins holding the ball mount platform in place are removed, the platform will still be confined to this channel. So, as long as a hitch lock is used to secure the entire ball mount in your hitch receiver, and a coupler lock is used to prevent your trailer's coupler from being disengaged from the ball, your trailer will be secure.

If your Tow & Stow has that feature, all you'll need is one locking hitch pin to secure it. The stainless steel Andersen # AM3493 lock would be compatible with a 2-1/2 inch square receiver tube. Unfortunately, the locks aren't available separately, but Draw-Tite offers the # BD580412 which is also stainless which would work perfectly.

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