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Locking Trailer Hitch Pin for Wider Toyota Tacoma OEM 2 Inch Trailer Hitch


I was unable to install part #e98880 on my 2012 Tacoma. Seems there is a brace welded to the hitch receiver, thus increasing its width. This makes the hitch pin I ordered too short for me to screw the deadbolt on.


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Toyota and some Ford and Chevy OEM trailer hitches have that extra piece on the outside of the hitch and they require a different, longer locking hitch pin. Since we found out about this a few years ago we have added the note on the # e98880 product page mentioning the issue. But not to worry because there are other locks that will fit.

You can use hitch lock # e98881 which has an inner span of 3-5/8 inches and will be long enough for your Toyota hitch. I have included a link to a video review for you to check out on this lock.

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