Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Bent Pin - 3-1/4" Span

Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Bent Pin - 3-1/4" Span

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  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Pin Lock
  • Bulldog
  • Keyed Unique
  • Steel
  • 3-1/4 Inch Span
  • Bent Pin
This solid, high-strength steel, bent-pin-style hitch lock lets you secure your ball mount, bike rack, cargo carrier or other accessory to your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Chrome finish guards against corrosion. 5/8" Diameter. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog hitch locks part number BD580400 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Bent Pin - 3-1/4" Span. Hitch Locks reviews from real customers.


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Bulldog Hitch Locks - BD580400

This solid, high-strength steel, bent-pin-style hitch lock lets you secure your ball mount, bike rack, cargo carrier or other accessory to your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Chrome finish guards against corrosion. 5/8" Diameter.


Features:

  • Bent-pin-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
  • Ball-bearing locking system provides maximum security and ease of use
    • Just pop the deadbolt onto the end of the pin and the lock will automatically engage
    • Grease ball-bearings periodically to ensure smooth operation
  • Solid steel pin offers superior strength and durability
  • Chrome plating resists rust
  • Plastic cap covers key slot to help prevent corrosion in the locking mechanism
  • 2 High-security, square keys included


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Inside pin length (span): 3-1/4"
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited 1-year warranty


The unique ball-bearing locking system on this Lifelong hitch lock is supremely easy to use. When you pop the deadbolt onto the end of the pin, the integrated ball bearings engage the lock automatically.


This ball-bearing system also ensures that the structural integrity of the pin is maintained throughout. A typical padlock-style hitch lock has a significant taper at the end of the pin where the lock snaps into place. This taper weakens the pin, making it easier to break or cut. Because the ball bearings are responsible for engaging the lock on this Lifelong lock, no taper is needed. So, the pin diameter is the same along the entire length of the lock. The result is a hitch lock that is strong, durable and highly tamper resistant.



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Video of Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Bent Pin - 3-1/4" Span


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Video Transcript for Bulldog Hitch Locks - Standard Pin Lock - BD580400 Review

Today, we'll be reviewing part number BD580400. This is the Bulldog Lifelong trailer hitch receiver lock for 2-inch hitches. The bent pin-style trailer hitch receiver lock is used in place of your standard pin and clip to help prevent theft of a ball mount or hitch mount accessory. It's going to allow you to secure your accessory successfully inside of your trailer hitch. The ball bearing lock system provides maximum security and ease of use. All you need to do is pop the deadbolt onto the end of the pin, and the lock engages automatically simply just by pushing down on this portion here. Then to disengage that, simply take one of the two keys, twist it until that end pops back out, and then, the lock is disengaged from the pin. The solid steel pin offers superior strength and durability, has a nice chrome plating so it is going to resist rust and corrosion. This system also features a plastic cap that covers the key slot to help prevent corrosion in the locking mechanism. It comes with two high-security square keys.

Again, this is designed to work with a 2-inch x 2-inch trailer hitch receiver. The pin diameter is going to be 5/8 inch, and the span of the pin from the lock mechanism to the bend is going to be 3-1/4 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how this would work. We have our hitch here, and we want to secure our ball mount today, so we'll place that inside the hitch until our pin holes are in line with each other. Then, we'll take our pin and place it through. We can take our lock and place it on the other side, push in to secure it in place, and then install the dust cap. Just like that, everything is installed and we're ready to go. That's going to do it for today's review of the part number BD580400.

That's the Bulldog trailer hitch receiver lock for 2-inch hitches. .


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Bent Pin - 3-1/4" Span - BD580400

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (216 Customer Reviews)

This solid, high-strength steel, bent-pin-style hitch lock lets you secure your ball mount, bike rack, cargo carrier or other accessory to your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Chrome finish guards against corrosion. 5/8" Diameter.

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Exactly what I ordered. 457174



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I ordered this locking pin because it looked to be the strongest available. I've used others that I've never really trusted because they were hollow with a solid shaft inside or either the locking mechanism or opposite end seemed weak. This one is solid and it seems the lock will hold. The description claims it is "supremely easy to use". I found this to be a bit optimistic and it takes a little juggling to hold the shaft and the the locking mechanism still and push the pin in while holding the key in the unlock position but it is easier than some. My only real complaint is that the plastic cap that fits over the keyhole fits loosely and will probably come off right away. A little retaining strap would at least keep it from getting lost when it comes off. Other than that, this locking hitch pin is a great buy and I recommend it. 41759



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Outstanding! I don't give out 100% to just anyone or anything. This little bugger is way better that others I've had in the past. Shipping was FREE because I needed the trailer hitch receiver as well. 3 Business days! 644719



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Great pin for the price 573549



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Seems to be secure. In place and ready for the trip. Will check back later. 442407



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Tha Bulldog trailer hitch lock I purchased works great. The quality and sturdiness match the reviews! It works much better than the other locks I have tried. Not only am I happy with my purchase but also happy with the purchasing process at etrailer. Knowledgeable and courteous! You rarely find that kind of service anymore. 435102



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Fits great. Great price 343064



- BD580400
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Fit my 2014 RAM 2500 perfectly. Good O-ring seal. A solid hitch lock. 307270



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Exactly as described and shown on the website. Happy with this purchase. 176250



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Got this to protect a unique trailer hitch cover from theft. Works great. 167401



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Appears to be nice quality and fits perfect on my 2011 Tacoma. Plastic end cap doesn't fit very tight and I'm sure will come off in time. Always a pleasure doing business with etrailer 134532



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works well. like that it has a rubber piece on end to guard the lock against rain. its long enough to also use with a pin to secure - wish it had both options in case you didn't want to lock it always. 93097



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Well made. Longer span of 3 1/4 is essential for newer Toyota Sequoia 2x2 receiver hitches. 73159



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This receiver lock is everything it's advertised to be. Everything about it is heavy duty and high quality. Really good deal. 72987



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Nice lock 508695



- BD580401
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Simple design. Weather tight cap. Nice finish. 332258



- BD580401
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


The tree items arrived exactly when promised and were as expected. I am very pleased with the product and service. 255328



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I just wanted you to know that being install for only a month this item is beginning to rust. In the Northeast we have only had two snow storms and as such the streets have only been treated twice you may want to advise people not to buy this item if they live in the north 111154



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Just installed the locking hitch pin on my receiver. Fit was excellent. I packed the lock mechanism with lithium grease as I live in New England and we salt the roads in winter. Time will tell what the winter salt will do to the pin, but I am hopeful that the stainless steel will hold up well for many seasons. Quality seems first rate, especially the lock unit, and the two keys supplied are heavy duty. Overall, very impressed. 600331



- BD580401
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Recently purchased a Roadmaster High-Low Hitch adapter #RM-048-8 and a Bulldog receiver lock #BD580401 from etrailer.com. The products were unremarkable and the same as you can purchase anywhere. The real plus was the price and fantastic customer service (products were shipped the same day as ordered and received 3 days later) from etrailer that made the difference to me . I will always check etrailer first for my towing needs. 191932



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Had no problems with the lock as long as I lubricate it twice a year (salut and winter weather). Would have like it in stainless for longivity! 364155



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


yes i did recive my product that i ordered it was fast and i was very happy i do have to order 1 more thing i will be doing that in the next couple of weeks and if there is any thing else i will be ordering from etrailer i have friends that i camp with and will be telling them about etrailer if they are needing anything thanks dave newill 106715



- BD580401
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


This lock is totally awesome! Very easy to install and makes it very hard for to steal your accessories. That is why I purchased this lock. They stole my trailer hitch cover because I did not have a one. So I am very satisfied now that they will not be able to steal my cover. Highly recommend this product. 538637



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I purchased the Bulldog stainless hitch lock paired with pintle combo and solid 8 bolt adjustable hitch to work on a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 cummins. She (the combo) is a thing of beauty and now ready to work. I felt like a proud father when the man in brown arrived with my baby. I expect to recieve many years of service from these items. Your teams service is second to none.We will be doing buisness again in near future. 109257



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I live in SoCal about 3 miles from the beach so rust can be an issue. After 1 year the Bulldog Stainless lock has no rust and works flawlessly. Of course the plastic dust cover was lost almost immediately but since I'm rarely driving in dusty conditions it has not been an issue. 391741



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I got two of these since I needed locks on two trailers. They function differently than similar locks I have used in the past. The lock is a plunger type that uses the key to press in and lock it shut. Both of the locks required a lot of wiggling and turning to get to lock. They appear to have crude tolerances and a lot of play, requiring exact lining up to close. I put a little lube in the lock and ball mechanism and it helped. I was not able to pull them apart by hand once locked. They do unlock easily with the key. I know they aren't the best quality by the price I paid and they are made in China. I am tempted to pry or hammer on one a bit to see if it opens. If it does, I will just chalk it up to knowing better than buying cheap and replace both with higher quality locks. If it holds up, I will say I got my money's worth. E-Trailer does have excellent communication regarding sales and shipment. I have bought from them in the past and will in the future, no matter what the final verdict is on these particular locks. 503569



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Great personal service, excellent instructions, good product and fast delivery!!! 560546



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Overall this is a great hitch lock. I purchased it primarily because it is stainless steel, rather than plated steel like my old lock, which ended up with a lot lot of surface rust. I like the "push button" lock feature as it allows you to lock the lock without a key and visually tell that it is locked. There is one potentially major flaw with this lock that I did report to etrailer months ago and I do not know if has been addressed. After winter I tried to unlock the lock and could not do so (the locking button would not pop out). It took me about an hour of fiddling with it, using WD 40, to get the thing open. Evidently a bit of water got into the lock and although most of the lock is stainless steel the little spring-loaded ball bearing that actually engages the locking mechanism is not. It had rusted quite severely. Since then I've kept the inside of the lock well greased and it's worked OK. The ball bearing should also be stainless. This little oversight could be a huge deal if you were on a trip and couldn't unlock your hitch from your vehicle. 546966



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Works exactly as expected. Great price and fast shipping from etrailer. 521231



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


The customer service and the timeliness in which l have received my orders from etrailer.com is second to none. I needed my hitch to arrive on time so I could pick up a nice chunk of Sycamore. A bit of electrical tape on the shaft to eliminate "play" in the receiver, slip in the new lockable SS pin from Bulldog and off we went to pick up my prize! What a great company to do business with! 371650



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


GREAT LOCK WORKS GREAT NO PROBLEMS BEST I'VE SEEN ON THE MARKET. 211492


Comments

THIS PRODUCT IS STILL GOING STRONG, NO PROBLEMS, VERY SECURE.

MUNSTER - 07/13/2016

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- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Very satisfied with this Lifelong hitch receiver lock. It was advertised as being of stainless steel construction and is 100% STAINLESS STEEL!!! There were others that I purchased that stated they too were all stainless, but in actuality they weren't and rusted in a very short period of time. Once again, I'm very satisfied with this product that I purchased from etrailer. THANK YOU! 68397


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Fine

Anthony - 08/30/2014

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- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Very happy with my purchase, its excellent quality and a good price. I would buy again from them , plus shipping was fast. 431670



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I currently work at a top 500 3rd Party Logistics company as the Quality Coordinator. And as silly as it is I was really impressed with the slogan you have imprinted on your boxes. I think that was really impressive. Those are the touches that make people remember the companies they have purchased from, or received gifts from. The products I received as a gift were also very nice. The lock was easy to install, along with the hitch cover. I have shown off my hitch cover to everyone that I know. Thank you Theresa 98067



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I purchased this Bulldog pin for my 2015 Yukon with a factory installed hitch. In this application this Bulldog hitch pin fits very well. I selected this pin due to its simple design and the generally compact diameter of the lock cylinder and the pin's beveled head-end. The lock cylinder diameter is import since GM penetrates the nominal 2" ID hitch tube through a steel bulkhead. There is only 7/16" distance between the hitch tube's nominal 5/8" clearance hole edge and the face of the factory bulkhead. Also, the hitch tube is fillet welded to the bulkhead. Thus, both the pin head and the lock cylinder need to have some relief (i.e. the bevel on the pin head-end) in order to clear this external bulkhead weld. Most of the above fitment concerns are overcome by the Bulldog pin's grip length being greater than that listed on the etrailer site (and in their videos as well). Specifically, the grip length is 2-11/16" rather than the listed 2-1/2". See the attached photos. Note that in the first photo the lock cylinder is firmly seated on the ball locking end of the pin. In the photo note that the cylinder is fully engaged and locked, which would not be possible if the cylinder was not fully seated on the pin end. The first photo shows the dial caliper fully closed and properly reading zero. Also note that the GM hitch tube is 2-9/16" square (outside dim.), thus technically a 2-1/2" pin grip length would be inadequate in this application. Since I have a metal turning lathe I was prepared to machine the pin a slight amount in order to make it fit. Thankfully, this was not necessary since the grip length is 3/16" greater than advertised. The pin is Chinese made in "stainless steel". I did test the pin with a magnet and it does appear to be austinitic (high enough in Ni and Cr alloys) since the magnet had no attaction to the pin. I do like that the lock cyklinder has an internal o-ring to help keep out "road splatter". I also gave the lock cylinder a short squit of WD-40. In sum, a well designed rugged product at a fair price. 544011



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Using the internet I found what I thought to be the original such lockable trailer hitch and it was called the lifelong. It was in my opinion the best made thing on the market for that time and this one looks just like it even bearing some of the same name. So I bit. I got it but haven't unpacked it yet simply because I was perfectly satisfied it will be the best one for me so far as protecting my bike. I realize that won't comfort some of you, it's just the belief I have. No charge...Walt 328640



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Very good looking product and good quality. A must have. 569995



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Not a complaint about the construction of the product. Problem is that the fit up described for sizing the hitch based on the "box" did not work for my hitch. It appears that I need the next size length up (2.5"). The hasp lock fit fine and looks nice and sturdy. I will be returning for an exchange 441573



- BD580401
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Happy with the product. Fits and works well on my truck. Thank you!!!!! 715543



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Awesome product, fast delivery 713326



- BD580401
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Product easy to use and nobody has tampered with. Towed 3.5 tons recently and no problems whatsoever. 711174



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Not quit wide enough for my latch but should work with most 708403



- BD580401
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Good and stout. Will make tailgater’s think twice. 714712



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


These locks performed horribly, the three I purchased had all become impossible to unlock and remove from the trailer coupler. I had to cut them off with a grinder/cut-off wheel. That being said, I was delayed hooking up my trailer 45 minutes by the time I got the lock removed. The stainless steel ones I had prior held up great. These were a waste of money. 700469



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


The ball bearings inside the locking mechanism rusted, making the lock very difficult to remove. I would not buy this article again. 693398



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


good 692737



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Does the job perfectly. 690717



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Order was delivered four days ahead of schedule and was just what they advertised. Sales person was knowledgable of thre weight distribution system and helped me order the correct down shank my truck and trailer required. As usual a good experience. 690627



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


The lock is currently being used to secure a metal gate with very tight clearance where most locks do not clear. The attached photo shows the lock installed. 679800



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Excellent product. I purchased two of these locks and although I have never had a problem at any campsite I have ever been to, it is nice to have peace of mind that expensive items are secure. I purchased one to secure the hi-lo hitch and another to secure the actual tow bar itself. Whenever I have to remove or deploy the unit it is very easy to do so. Just press the button to lock it in place or turn the key and pop the lock to remove. Simple, very well made and am very happy with the product. 672364


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