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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/8" Span - Chrome

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/8" Span - Chrome

Item # e98879
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Chris R says:

Yes, if you:

  • Your vehicle's hitch receiver opening is not 1-1/4"
  • The distance between your receiver's outside walls is greater than 2-1/8"
  • You want the key to be specific to one lock

No, if you:

  • Your vehicle's hitch receiver opening is 1-1/4"
  • The distance between your receiver's outside walls is 2-1/8" or less
  • You want to use one key for multiple locks
Designed for wider than average 1-1/4" hitches, this pin lock has a covered keyhole and chrome plating to prevent corrosion. Sturdy steel construction ensures long-lasting durability. Can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch lock from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/8" Span - Chrome part number e98879 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch Lock - e98879

  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Pin Lock
  • Keyed Alike
  • etrailer
  • 2-1/8 Inch Span
  • Chrome
  • Flush Pin

Designed for wider than average 1-1/4" hitches, this pin lock has a covered keyhole and chrome plating to prevent corrosion. Sturdy steel construction ensures long-lasting durability. Can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks.


  • Flush-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
  • Extended length ensures excellent fit on wider than average factory hitches
  • Pick-proof screw-and-lock security
  • Rubber end and textured lock core make it easy to grip
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Chrome plating resists rust
  • Covered key slot prevents internal corrosion
  • 2 Reversible, automotive-style keys included
  • Locks can be keyed-alike to match other etrailer locks
    • Select "Keyed Alike" from drop down menu above and enter number of locks into Quantity box
  • Made in the USA


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

etrailer Lock Compatibility


  • Lock can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks.
  • To order keyed alike locks, select "Keyed Alike" from drop-down menu above and enter number of locks in Quantity box.

e98879 etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4" Hitches - Flush - 2" Span - Chrome

Alternate part number: RH2-XL

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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/8" Span - Chrome - e98879

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (200 Customer Reviews)

Designed for wider than average 1-1/4" hitches, this pin lock has a covered keyhole and chrome plating to prevent corrosion. Sturdy steel construction ensures long-lasting durability. Can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks.


Used this to lock my Hitch Adapter to the 1.25" hitch of my 08 Honda Fit. Works great. Still had to get a hitch clamp due to too much play between the adapter and my hitch, but the lock does what it's supposed to do. Very easy to use and comes with (2) keys. Would highly recommend buying if you want to secure any accessory to your 1.25" hitch.


used to lock 5th wheel plate to 5th wheel hitch body. Worked just as I wanted. Good product, keyed alike, fair price. Thank you.

one year later and Still completely satisfied. Thank You1
Gene M - 02/03/2020


This product has some very subtle features that add substantially to it's functionality. There is no "UP" or "DOWN" for the key - it fits both ways! You can turn the lock end or the pin end to undo it - good if one side is difficult to reach! And I was able to buy three of them from that were all keyed alike! I have two Model Ts and a Model A all with trailer hitches for pulling a vintage camper and now I don't have to worry about having the right key when I go on a trip.


I just received the Hitch Receiver lock. I like the fact that you can lock it as opposed to the pin lock. I have not used it yet but so far ordering, delivery and product has been great. Thanks.


Because this product screws on tight I feel our bicycle rack and bicycles are better protected from being stolen.


Got this to insure that my receiver light doesn't disappear.

Great product that has kept my trailers safe and my hitch brake light safe.
Walter D - 05/03/2022


Purchased two of these for a custom dual 1.5" auxiliary receivers. Wasn't sure if it was going to fit because they have a 2" OD receiver, but these fit nice and snug. No slop or play which is exactly what I was looking for and they were keyed alike.


Doesn't fit through the receiver and the extension to lock it onto my car so it pretty much worthless. Cannot seem to make contact with anyone at e-trailer to return it


The lock will work very well with my 1-1/4" hitch. I am very satisfied


I count on it both for the hitch and for my ebike. Thanks for a strong lock.


This is an easy lock to use, and stows really well whenever it's not in use, and is well constructed! I look forward to many more years of good use. I especially like that I was able to get it keyed to match a similar lock for my 2" hitch!


Not that happy with the lock.
You have
to spin the key way too many times to lock.


The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock came as promised and worked well on my 1-1/4" hitch receiver. The instructions for locking and unlocking were clear, and I now feel that my bike rack is safe and sound locked on the receiver. Great product!


Like the fact that you can get several that are keyed the same. We have a drop extension, and need two locks. So far, no rust in the Pacific NW.


This is a nice beefy lock! Using this to replace my old one - I never really had confidence in the old one - I like the way this one screws together, feels a lot more substantial, with a positive locked in feel. Well done!


Very fast and efficient service. Locks seem solid and good quality, super excited to have them all keyed alike. Happy with purchase so far.


Fit and function was great. A+


Solid lock. EXCELLENT customer service.


Special thanks to Goerge J. for expedititing my latest order. I am completely satisfied with all of the items that I ordered from etrailer and would recommend the entire package to anyone who wants to make their Chevy Trax a "little hauler". My next move is to go out and buy the trailer so that I can put all of those great products to work. Thanks again etrailer.

Bought my trailer from [store]. Pulled the 5x8 trailer from Colorado to Michigan and back and it went without a hitch you might say. At 400 lbs I hardly knew it was being pulled behind me and I would have to say that the whole package of items I purchased from etrailer performed flawlessly. Thanks again etrailer.
David - 04/05/2021


This lock has different way of unlocking and locking by turning the key in the lock until it opens or is locked. Not a bad thing as the lock appears to have excellent security against attempts to break it by thieves. The finish on the lock appears to have good protection against the elements. All hitch locks should be designed this well. The one that matches it is the Bulldog hitch lock for a 2 inch receiver.


Clean and quick installation, as advertised (and expected from etrailer)!


What do you do when you need three trailers coupler locks and two trailer hitch receiver locks all keyed the same.......order them from Etrailer.

Thanks for all your help Katie, awsome customer service!!!

by: has an incredible selection, web site, and knowledgable customer service to match. I needed keyed alike hitch receiver locks for a 2" and 1"1/4 receivers, because I move by bike rack between 2 vehicles.They answered my email request the same day and were able to provide the EXACT solution I needed. I would not have been able to get this solution from any of the big box stores. The product shipped quickly, worked like a charm, and was exactly what I needed. This is the second successful order I have made from and will definitely use them again.


Great service ... the young ladies whom I dealt with at Etrailer were courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable. After placing my initial order, I shortly recognized the advisability of adding a bolt-lock to the order (it WAS suggested to me by the young lady who first took my order but I declined it) --- I appreciated the effort Tamara in Customer Service put into modifying my order and still getting everything shipped the same day. The items arrived at my house in western New York State sooner than I expected. I was able to install the hitch to the underside of my 2007 Honda Fit with reasonable effort -- I am very satisfied with the hitch too. I haven't actually used the platform bike carrier yet but will do so in a few days and I think I will be pleased with it. I'm also glad I got the bolt-lock.


While this seems to be a sturdy, well-made product, it is not the optimum set-up for a Subaru Outback equipped with a factory-installed 1.25" hitch.
Quite simply, the pin hole drilled in the 1.25" section is not where it should be. In order for it to line up with the hole in the Subaru hitch, the hole would need to be another 1.5" or so closer to the "rear". Not that this doesn't work, for it does--- but with the unit sticking out yet another 1.5" or so from the hitch. To remedy this, I drilled another half inch hole into the unit where it should be located. Now it works great, but it took considerable effort (and a $20 titanium drill bit) to get it right.
Again, this unit will work in a Subaru Outback without drilling another hole in it; it's just not optimal.

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    Yes, the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4" Hitches part # e98879 can be ordered so that both keys are the same. To do this you will need to select the "keyed alike" option from the drop down menu on the product page. I have attached a video review of this product for your viewing.
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