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Gen-Y Hitch Pin and Clip for 2-1/2" and 3" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter x 4" Long

Gen-Y Hitch Pin and Clip for 2-1/2" and 3" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter x 4" Long

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Gen-Y Hitch Pin for 2", 2-1/2" Receivers - 5/8" Diameter x 4" Usable Length 4 Inch Span 325-GH-099
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Use this durable hitch pin to secure your ball mount or hitch-mounted accessory to your 2-1/2" or 3" hitch receiver. Includes retaining clip. Usable length is 4". Call 800-298-1624 to order Gen-Y Hitch hitch pins and clips part number 325-GH-099 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Gen-Y Hitch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Gen-Y Hitch Pin and Clip for 2-1/2" and 3" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter x 4" Long. Hitch Pins and Clips reviews from real customers.
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Gen-Y Hitch Hitch Pins and Clips - 325-GH-099

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Hitch Pin
  • 5/8 Inch Diameter
  • Gen-Y Hitch
  • 4 Inch Span
  • 4 Inch Long

Use this durable hitch pin to secure your ball mount or hitch-mounted accessory to your 2-1/2" or 3" hitch receiver. Includes retaining clip. Usable length is 4".


  • Hitch pin secures ball mount or other hitch-mounted accessory in your trailer hitch receiver
  • Clip inserts into end of pin to hold pin in place
    • Twist to secure
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Zinc finish resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" and 3" x 3" trailer hitch receivers
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Usable length: 4"
  • Overall length: 5-5/8"

GH-099 GenY Pin and Clip for 2.5" and 3" Hitch Receivers - 5/8" Diameter x 4" Usable Length

Video of Gen-Y Hitch Pin and Clip for 2-1/2" and 3" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter x 4" Long

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

Video Transcript for Gen-Y 2-1/2 and 3 inch Hitch Pin and Clip Review

Colin: Hey guys, Colin here at Etrailer. Today I'm going to take some time and show you guys this hitch pin from Gen Y. This is for 2-1/2 inch and three inch hitch receivers. This is going to be a direct replacement for your hitch pin. It's going to allow you to get matching pins for your hitch pin, as well as the pins that are on your Gen Y ball mount. But it isn't just limited to your Gen Y ball mount.

If you've got to take this out and maybe put a cargo carrier in, you can use it for that as well.As you can see, it's the exact same design as the pins that are for our ball mount. The difference being the pins for our ball mount are a little bit thicker in diameter. The one for our hitch pin is going to be 5/8 inches in diameter. There other one's going to be a little bit bigger so that it can fit your ball mount accessories for your Gen Y. And what's nice is that it does have the twisting hitch pin right there, the clips I should say, so that when we insert it, you can see it's good for 2-1/2 inch and three inch receivers.In my opinion, these clips are much easier to use.

So personally, I'd go with that over just the standard clips that come right off. We've all been there, where just is a little bit rusted and then you just feel like you have to just yank as hard as you can. And when you finally get it off your arm flies back with it. It's not really ideal, but the twisting action, it just makes it much easier to get it on and off.The pin itself is going to be a really sturdy steel construction. It's going to be just as strong as the pins that come on your Gen Y ball mount.

We'll go ahead and take the clip off real quick. Now it's also going to have a zinc coating that's going to help it resist rust and corrosion. And for usable space, so from the bottom edge of our hole down to the base of the head of our pin, we're going to have about four inches of usable length. The overall length is going to be 5-5/8 inch.So like I said, it's going to be good for your 2-1/2 inch and three inch hitch receivers. And as we talked about, we do have that 5/8 inch diameter.

Now I really liked the Gen Y made a pin for my hitch receiver so that it can get it matching, and looking better with all of my other pins for my Gen Y ball mount. Now something I do want to advise, is that if you plan on leaving your really nice Gen Y ball mounts in your hitch receiver for long periods of time, I'd recommend just going ahead and getting a locking pin.We have plenty of those available and plenty of different manufacturers of them here on our website. We have our own brand, the Etrailer brand. We also have Infinite Rule and other locking pins available. So check out our website if that's something of interested in. But personally, I don't like leaving my ball mount in my hitch receiver when I'm not using it. So I just take it out when I'm done and put it in my truck. And because I don't leave it unattended for long periods of time, I'm good to go with this hitch pin right here. I don't have to make that investment into a lock.Well, thank you all for watching and I hope this information helped you out. That'll do it in front of it for our look at the Gen Y hitch pin for 2-1/2 inch and three inch hitch receivers.

Customer Reviews

Gen-Y Hitch Pin and Clip for 2-1/2" and 3" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter x 4" Long - 325-GH-099

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Use this durable hitch pin to secure your ball mount or hitch-mounted accessory to your 2-1/2" or 3" hitch receiver. Includes retaining clip. Usable length is 4".

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The Gen-Y 4" hitch pin provides extra length when trying to put your hitch on your receiver. The knob end makes it easier to position for clip placement, sometimes the angle end is in the way and won't rotate enough. The hitch pin is very strong and durable, have used on a solid hitch with a 2 5/16" ball. No wear, continues to fit into hitch and receiver easily.

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The pin looks great and is very functional in summer time conditions. Unfortunately the salt in the NY winter really rusted the pin much quicker than I anticipated. My truck is babied in the winter and not driven that much in the snow and wintry conditions so the fact that the pin rusted so quickly indicates that the coating is not very good for corrosive environments.

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Had them for a year and still working great. I highly recommend etrailer. They’re a great company to work with. they actually care about the customer.

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Great pin. doesn't have the bent handle which an be a problem in some hitch applications. Well made great shoulder size on the head end. Thanks!

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nice product thanks

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new style pin like the way it works

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Purchasing experience was outstanding. Order placed on Monday March 26 and received on March 27. Noah was very helpful and great to work with. Shipment came in 2 packages and was complete. I would highly recommend etrailer.com for purchasing your towing needs. This was the second time I have ordered from etrailer.com and both times they have exceeded expectations.

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Very heavy duty, worth the investment. Fast shipping, easy website to navigate.

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Works well. Definitely like the extra length needed for the larger hitches. Twist clip works much easier than the push clips.

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They work great and look nice.

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works great, the pin it super easy to get on and off

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Good Quality

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Very quick delivery


Ask the Experts about this Gen-Y Hitch Hitch Pins and Clips

  • Can Grade 8 Bolts on an Adjustable Trailer Coupler Be Replaced with Hitch Pins
    I spoke to my contact at Bulldog and they cannot recommend substituting the grade 8 bolts that came with the coupler for a set of hitch pins. This would void the warranty of the coupler and more than likely a few SAE requirements. If you choose to do so anyway then you would need a hitch pin with a 5/8" diameter and a usable span of at least 3-1/2" for which you can use part # 325-GH-099.
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  • Tow Rating for Gen-Y Hitch Pin # 325-GH-099
    I confirmed with my contacts at Gen-Y Hitch that Gen-Y Hitch Pin # 325-GH-099 tow rating is 32000 lb (shear strength) without the reducer sleeve. This hitch pin is designed for use with 2" by 2" and 2-1/2" by 2-1/2" hitches.
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  • Material Specification For Hitch Pin & Clip
    The manufacturer was able to verify the following material specification of part # 325-GH-099 The steel is AISI Type 303 Stainless Steel, cold drawn bar, tested at RT. The Tensile Strength, Ultimate is measured at 690 MPa or 100000 PSI The Tensile Strength, Yield is measured at 415 MPa or 60200 PSI The Elongation at Break is 40% The Modulus of Elasticity is 193 GPa or 28000 ksi
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  • Replacement Clip Needed for Gen-Y Hitch
    The Gen-Y Pin and Clips are available as part # 325-GH-096 for a 2" hitch and part # 325-GH-099 for a 2-1/2" hitch, but the clips are not available separately. We do have standard pins, like the Curt # C21600 which fits both options, but none from Gen-Y with that turn at the end.
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  • Steel Hitch Pin for 2-1/2 Inch Receiver and Steel Hitch Reducer
    There are steel hitch pins for your 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch but all of them have a zinc coating, such as the Gen-Y Hitch Pin and Clip for 2-1/2" and 3" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter x 4" Long # 325-GH-099; as you mentioned, for a stainless steel pin you would need a lock, the Curt Hitch Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Stainless Steel # C23519. If you didn't want a lock because you didn't want to keep track of another key, there is the option of BOLT locks, which are made of stainless steel,...
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  • Hitch Pin Recommendation that Long Enough to Be Used on Chevy 2500HD With 2-1/2 in Hitch
    You need a longer usable portion of a pin and clip than what the # AM-PIN has so you'd want the Gen-Y part # 325-GH-099 which has a usable span of 4 inches.
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  • Lock to Secure Ball in Gen-Y 2-1/2-Inch Adjustable 2-Ball Mount 325-GH-624
    Locking pins are not included in the Gen-Y 2-1/2-Inch Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # 325-GH-624 since it is easy to remove the hitch ball for safe storage. The ball mount includes Gen-Y Hitch Pin and Clip # 325-GH-099 for easy removal of the ball. But if you wish to add a lock you can use extra-long hitch lock # RH5-XL. I measured the mount to confirm this will work.
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  • Locking Hitch Pin Needed for a Gen-Y Hitch Being Used with a 2017 Toyota Tundra
    You most likely have a Gen-Y hitch that is compatible with a 2" receiver like part # 325-GH-516. This means that you would need to use the Gen-Y Hitch Pin # 325-GH-096 which is comparable to the locking hitch pin # WS05. If you happen to be using a Gen-Y hitch that fits a 2-1/2" receiver, like part # 325-GH-624, then the Gen-Y Hitch Pin # 325-GH-099 that comes with it is comparable to the locking hitch pin # BD580412.
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  • Cushioned Shank For Use With Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
    We do have an option for you, though there isn't a standalone cushioned ball mount like the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount # C45949-22516 that is compatible or rated for use with a weight distribution system. What you can use instead is a cushioned shank that is compatible with your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system; the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank will mount directly in your trailer hitch and you'll simply replace your Equal-i-zer's shank with...
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  • Replacement Mounting Brackets for Square Pipe Mount Swivel Jack w Footplate TJDP-7000S-B
    In regards to the Square Pipe Mount Swivel Jack w Footplate part # TJDP-7000S-B, we offer both the Replacement Male Pipe part # TJP-OP58 and the Replacement Female Pipe part # TJP-FP58 but the chain and pin is not available separately. It just takes a standard 5/8" diameter pin like part # 325-GH-099.
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