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Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Padlock Style for Class III, IV and V Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Padlock Style for Class III, IV and V Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Want to lock your new hitch cover to your hitch, but don't want to spend a lot of money? This padlock-style receiver lock might be what you're looking for. It's economical, functional and unlocks quickly with 1/2 turn of the key! Call 800-298-8924 to order Tow Ready hitch locks part number 5201 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Padlock Style for Class III, IV and V Trailer Hitch Receiver. Hitch Locks reviews from real customers.
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Tow Ready Hitch Locks

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Pin Lock
  • Tow Ready
  • Keyed Unique
  • Chrome
  • 3-1/2 Inch Span
  • Bent Pin

Want to lock your new hitch cover to your hitch, but don't want to spend a lot of money? This padlock-style receiver lock might be what you're looking for. It's economical, functional and unlocks quickly with 1/2 turn of the key!


Features:

  • Use in place of standard pin and clip
  • Prevents drawbar or accessory (bike rack/cargo carrier) theft
  • Simple, snap-on design
  • Chrome plated pin and covered key slot prevent rust and corrosion


Specs:

  • Applications: 2" x 2" and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitches
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Overall length: 7-1/4"
  • Inside width: 3-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


63223 Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Padlock Style for Class III, IV and V Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 5201

CR Brophy alternate HPXL-C

Item # 5201




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Video of Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Padlock Style for Class III, IV and V Trailer Hitch Receiver

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Tow Ready Hitch Locks - Standard Pin Lock - 5201 Review

Today I'm going to take a look at the Tow Ready padlock style trailer hitch receiver lock for class three, class four and class five trailer hitch receivers. If you want to lock your new hitch cover to your hitch but you don't want to spend a lot of money, this padlock style receiver lock might be what you're looking for. It's economical, it's functional, and will unlock quickly with a quarter turn of the key. You just take your key, put it in there, and you only turn it a quarter of a turn, it slides right out, simple as that. You will use this lock in place of a standard pin and clip, prevents theft of your ball mount or a hitch accessory like a bike rack or a cargo carrier. It has a simple snap-on design, you don't need the key in to lock it. All you have to do is push it right in, it will lock automatically. It has a nice chrome plated pin and the key slot right here comes with this nice plastic cover to prevent any rust and corrosion.

A few specs on this, this will work on two inch by two inch hitch receivers, two and a half by two and a half inch hitch receivers, the pin diameter is five eighths of an inch. The overall length, we're going to measure from here all the way to here, right at seven and a quarter inches. The inside width, going to be right at about three and a half inches. Now what I'm going to do is we're going to demonstrate, let me unlock it, we're going to demonstrate, I have a ball mount here and a hitch receiver. Let's go ahead and unlock it just like that. I'm going to pull, here's a two inch by two inch hitch receiver opening and we got a ball mount already installed in it.

Now it's installed just with a pin and clip, so the problem there is if somebody wanted to take that, all they have to do is pull the clip out, slide the pin out, and they can slide that right out. What you want to do is replace that pin and clip with this lock. You can just slide this through there, again, you don't need your key in there. Just take the lock portion, slide it on there, it's locked automatically. Take your cover, put it into place to protect the key slot, and now nobody can just unhook it and take it right out.

It's all locked into place. To remove it, again just take the cover off so you can access the key slot, put your key in, again, it's only a quarter of a turn, and it will slide right off. Slide the pin out, and you'll be able to take out your ball mount just like that. That should do it for the review on the Tow Ready padlock style trailer hitch receiver lock for class three, class four and class five trailer hitch receivers.


Customer Reviews

Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Padlock Style for Class III, IV and V Trailer Hitch Receiver - 5201

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (378 Customer Reviews)

Want to lock your new hitch cover to your hitch, but don't want to spend a lot of money? This padlock-style receiver lock might be what you're looking for. It's economical, functional and unlocks quickly with 1/2 turn of the key!

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While I have just received this product. I ordered it Friday and received it the following Tuesday while receiving updated tracking information all along the way. Good customer service just what you want when you spend your money. Thank you etrailer.com I'll be back next time I need some towing gear. 644363



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Product started rusting really bad 615658



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Very inexpensive, strong hitch lock! Will knock the competitors out of the park. I would highly recommend this for a strong pin to hold your hitch in. I have one locking in my hitch and another locking in my ball. 279193



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Great quality lock. Works much better than the one it it is replacing. Nice to be able to simply snap the lock portion into place without having to fool around with a key to unlock it first. 130506


Comments
Great! No problems what so ever!
O.S.B. - 05/13/2015

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The lock ordered from E-Trailer was just what I needed. The price, service, website and shipping were ourstanding. I would recommend them for any needs you have for your trailer. 133756


Comments
the lock works great and gives me peace of mind every time I take my trailer or bike hitch somewhere I have never been before. I would recommend this product with no hesitation.
karl B - 06/02/2015

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I've had several of these and they work excellent. I keep forgetting to remove them from my trucks when I trade them in so this is the 3rd one I've bought over the past 15 years. Excellent locks and easy to use. 190466


Comments
They still work great Id buy them again
Jack - 05/05/2016

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I have used this type of lock for years and like it . Needed a new one and ordered from e-trailer along with some other product's when I received it both key worked in lock, I went to install it on my truck and for some reason they would not open the lock. I sent and e-mail to my contact person at e-trailer and explained the problem and they shipped me a replacement the next day no question asked. They are great people to deal with and customer service is very good I will recommend them to everybody. 292219



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Great product - well built - fairly priced and delivered in a very timely manner- based on what I purchased - I would recommend them for any of the products they produce - 5 stars! 768036



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I am very happy with my etrailer receiver hitch. When I took it to my mechanic to install it on my vehicle, he was very impressed with the hitch, and the ease of installing it. Since then, his firm has ordered several more etrailer hitches for his customers. He personally thanked me for making him aware of this product. 767067



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The B&W tow & stow 3-ball hitch receiver exceeded all expectaions. The padlock style receiver lock is a good value. 764796



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Very nice receiver lock. I like these as it will swing away making it easier to install chain hooks. Heavy duty and great quality 756479



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Came in working order , satisfied with product 747097



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Great products with good quality. Trailer hitch is well hidden under car, so not real noticeable. Safety lock and pin are nice. 744531



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Without a lock things are too easy to take, this simple pin with lock could make the difference 732624



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Well made. Works great. 729876



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Would buy again 721229



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Just what I needed to put a hitch step on my 2015 mercedes-benz glk350. Thank 716834



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Overall, great unit. My only concern is that the cheap, grey plastic cover they give to keep the keyhole clean is a bit loose, and does not have a strap to attach it to the metal lock. I’ll have to tape it on so the wind doesn’t blow it off going down the road. Other than that, it looks like it will serve me well for years. I’ve grown up with a similar lock on my parents’ vehicle hitches, so I chose this “padlock” style over the newer cylindrical ones. 715029



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This is a cargo platform assembled and attached to my 2003 Honda Element. I purchased all the items from etrailer I have to fill and load the Rola Tuffbak Cargo bag later to test it out on platform. I want to mention, ordering all my items was easy with the help of the customer service people. Everyone I spoke to was helpful and really answered every question I had. I try my best to study and compare items before I purchase them. I assembled and installed them all as just one guy taking hos time to do that. They have great service, timely delivery, and everything I bought has been as advertised, no gimmicks, no lies, no con games. Great company and I give them 100% for everything. 715067



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Superb lock at a great value. 710734



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The hitch lock works as it should. Easy to lock and unlock/ 706441



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Love this product I don't have to worry about my things being taken and a neighbor is purchasing one for his truck thanks 698990



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No problems 698308



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GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE, WATER PROTECTIVE LOCK/KEY COVER KEEPS WATER OUT AND PREVENTS CORROSION... 697643



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Excellent service from etrailer! Excellent product! Has been on the hitch for a year and I’m still able to unlock it with no problems! The dust cover is the best! 696811


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    A hitch receiver lock that would work with the tabs that are welded underneath Curt hitch # C13002 is Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BD580400, a popular option because of its easy to use ball-bearing locking system.
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  • Can the Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock be Used to Tow a 5,500 lb Trailer
    The Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 5201 that you referenced is similar to a standard hitch pin that you would use for a weight distribution system. To ensure that this is compatible for your application I have attached a photo showing that the pin diameter is 5/8" and the inside (usable) length is 3-1/2". Hitch pins don't really have a towing capacity since they aren't load bearing. As long as they are the correct fit for your trailer hitch receiver they will be able to handle...
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  • Bulldog Hitch Lock Compared to Tow Ready Hitch Lock
    If a thief was willing to come along with a crowbar and attack the part # 5201 like you described realistically they would be the type of thief who would stop at nothing to get what they wanted. Theft deterrents work great at keeping honest people honest, but a determined thief will usually get what they wanted. I would say that in the specific scenario you described the # MT70050 would seem harder to pry off.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock 5201 is Frozen and Will Not Unlock
    There is likely some corrosion inside the lock that is preventing the mechanism from working properly. You can get some spray lubricant and spray it in the lock through the key hole and let it soak for 15 minutes and try again. If this does not work after several rounds then you will either need to have a locksmith unlock it or you may have to drill out the lock to get it off of the hitch.
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  • Does the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 5201 Act as a Hitch Pin
    This Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, part # 5201, will act as a hitch pin and you will not need to buy an additional one. There is also not a weight limit for this product because it will not be bearing any of the weight of your cargo carrier. The hitch and cargo carrier will bear the weight of your cargo. However, you will want to be aware of the weight capacity of the hitch and cargo carrier and be careful not to exceed the capacity of the lowest rated component. I attached a review...
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  • Recommendation for Trailer Hitch Receiver Locks that Can Be Keyed Alike
    We do have several 2 Inch trailer hitch receiver locks that can be keyed alike. I recommend the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Flush Design, # e98880. Simply select the keyed alike option from the drop down menu above and enter the number of locks needed into the quantity box. I have included a link below to a video review featuring this lock. Lock, # 5201, cannot be keyed alike.
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  • Can Locking Hitch Pin part # 5201 Be Used With Travel Trailer
    The Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 5201 that you referenced is designed for exactly what you are looking for so it would work well. It is a hitch pin with a lock on the end that would work well with your travel trailer. Since hitch pins don't bear any of the weight of the trailer they aren't rated in terms of weight capacity. The trailer's tongue weight puts so much pressure on the hitch that the ball mount gets bound up in the hitch. Meaning the hitch pin does not ever take any of the weight.
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  • Can a Trailer Become Unhitched While Driving
    When towing a trailer there are several mechanical connection points: where the ball mount such as # 2923 meets the hitch receiver and locks with a padlock like # 5201; and where the trailer coupler joins the hitch ball. Some trailers may require safety chains as a safety measure or if the trailer has brakes there will be a breakaway kit on the trailer to engage the trailer brakes automatically in the event of the trailer becoming uncoupled from the hitch ball. An example of a breakaway...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Tahoe
    Are you sure you need a span that large? Typically a 2 inch hitch like what you have wouldn't require nearly as much as that. For example the Tow Ready hitch lock part # 5201 (which is an excellent choice for a hitch lock has a span of 3-1/2 inches and works well on 2-1/2 inch hitches which would be bigger than what you would have. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Padlock Style Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock 5201 Cannot be Keyed Alike
    The Padlock Style Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, part # 5201, cannot be keyed alike. If you need two or more locks keyed alike, you may want to look into the Flush Design Hitch Lock, part # e98880, as this lock can be keyed alike.
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    I was unable to find the trailer hitch number you mentioned. From my research I found that most if not all of the 2016 Expeditions came with a factory trailer hitch. You can take a quick measurement to see that the inside dimension of the receiver opening is to make sure you get a locking hitch pin that will work for you. It is likely that you have a 2-inch receiver. For a locking hitch pin I recommend part # 5201. This locking pin will work with 2-inch or 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch...
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  • Titan Trailer Hitch Receiver Locks
    Yes the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Padlock Style for Class III, IV and V Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 5201, will work with the 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers. The link below will take you to all the locks that will work with the 2-1/2 inch receivers.
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  • What Type of Hitch Lock to Secure Hitch Cover on 2012 GMC Yukon
    If you are using a decorative hitch cover in the 2-inch OEM receiver on your 2012 GMC Yukon you can use a standard pin-type hitch lock such as # 5201 or the extra-long 6-7/8-inch # e98881 from DeadBolt if the width of your hitch requires a lock with a longer center span. Both locks use a 5/8-inch diameter pin and include 2 keys. All such locks for 2-inch hitches are shown on the link provided.
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  • Hitch Lock for Reese Eclipse Bike Carrier
    To lock the Reese bike carrier # 63124 you will actually need lock # 5200. You would only use the lock part, not the pin. The lock part will fit on the end of the threaded hitch bolt that comes with the bike carrier.
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  • What is the Black Portion of the Tow Ready Hitch Lock part # 5201 Made Of
    I spoke to my contact at Tow Ready and he informed me that the black portion of the Tow Ready Hitch Lock part # 5201 is a painted steel. I attached a review video for this lock for you to check out.
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    This particular lock, part # 5201 is not available to be keyed alike. If you wish to have several keyed alike, your best bet would be to go with a flush design receiver lock like part # e98880. On the product description screen, there is a drop down menu for ordering multiple locks that are keyed alike.
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    The pin diameter of the part # 5201 is 5/8 of an inch so it would work well on your 2006 Honda Odyssey that has a pin diameter also of 5/8 of an inch. I attached a review video for this lock for you to check out as well.
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    Hitch pins like the Tow Ready Reciever Lock part # 5201 that you referenced do not have weight ratings because they do not actually bear any weight, the key is to find one that is long enough for the hitch on your vehicle. The # 5201 has been confirmed to fit the dimensions of Class III, IV and V hitches so it should work well for you. I attached a review video for you to check out also.
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  • Removing Draw-Tite Hitch Receiver Lock That Will Not Unlock
    Before resorting to cutting off the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 5201 I recommend first trying to clean out what might be preventing the lock from working. Try applying a spray lubricant inside the lock mechanism and letting it sit for a bit. Then use the key to see if you can loosen up any rust or debris that might have built up inside. You may need to repeat this process a few times. If this still doesn't work then the easiest option will be to try and drill the lock cylinder out....
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    The correct size locking hitch pin you will need will be dependent on what size trailer hitch receiver you have. If the trailer hitch receiver has a 1-1/4" opening then you need a 1/2" pin, the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock part # 5200 but if the trailer hitch receiver has a 2" or 2-1/2" opening then you will need a 5/8" pin, the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock part # 5201.
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    You'd want to use a hitch lock like the part # 5201 to lock the shank of your Blue Ox weight distribution system like the part # BXW1000 that you referenced. This replaces the hitch pin of the system with one that requires a key to open.
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