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BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Codes to Ford Key

BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Codes to Ford Key

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This 5/8" diameter receiver lock codes to your vehicle's ignition key. Made of automotive-grade materials and nearly impossible to pick or bump, this corrosion-resistant lock helps keep your ball mount safe and secure. 1-800-940-8924 to order Bolt bolt locks part number BL7018447 or order online at Free expert support on all Bolt products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Codes to Ford Key. BOLT Locks reviews from real customers.
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This 5/8" diameter receiver lock codes to your vehicle's ignition key. Made of automotive-grade materials and nearly impossible to pick or bump, this corrosion-resistant lock helps keep your ball mount safe and secure.


  • Hitch lock is used in place of a standard pin and clip to prevent theft of your ball mount or hitch-mounted accessories
  • Lock uses your vehicle's ignition key - you'll always have the right key with you
    • Insert your ignition key into the BOLT cylinder
    • Turn the key once
    • Lock is permanently coded to your key
  • 6-Plate tumbler sidebar prevents picking or bumping
  • Automotive-quality lock is durable and weatherproof
    • Cast zinc cylinder offers superior corrosion resistance
    • Stainless steel lock shutter keeps out dirt and moisture
    • Durable, easy-to-grip hard rubber casing protects lock
    • Attached hard rubber dust cover protects lock face
  • Lock cylinder attaches to shaft with double ball bearing locking mechanism
    • Locks automatically when key is removed
  • Stainless steel pin shaft is rustproof


  • Application: 2", 2-1/2" (Class III, IV, and V), and 3" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,600 lbs
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: BOLT locks permanently code to only 1 vehicle. They cannot be re-coded or re-keyed.

Key Compatibility

Diagram showing compatible key styles

BOLT Locks for Convenience and Security

Are you tired of carrying a bulky ring of keys - for your hitch lock and coupler lock, your pickup cover or trailer door, and all the various padlocks securing your equipment? Tired of fumbling for the right key or having to replace a lost key?

BOLT (Breakthrough One-key Lock Technology) has solved that problem by designing a line of locks that can operate with a key you already have handy - your vehicle ignition key.

When you insert your own key into the cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched exactly to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key. When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position. When the key is turned again, it will rotate to the unlocked position.

BOLT for Commercial Applications

BOLT is particularly useful in commercial applications. Imagine being able to send a crew without having to sign out multiple keys for a work truck, trailer, hitch pins, and equipment locks. With BOLT, the vehicle key becomes a master key. It opens all those locks and you no longer have the hassle of getting to a work site only to find that you've brought the wrong keys.

7018447 Strattec Programmable BOLT Hitch Receiver Lock - Ford

Item # BL7018447

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BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Codes to Ford Key - BL7018447

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (154 Customer Reviews)

This 5/8" diameter receiver lock codes to your vehicle's ignition key. Made of automotive-grade materials and nearly impossible to pick or bump, this corrosion-resistant lock helps keep your ball mount safe and secure.


I have not had one issue this pin! And better yet no one has stolen my hitch. It is fantastic not having to have another key to carry around or lose. It came super fast (as I recall). Opened it, I sorted my key gave it a twist and I now always have the key with me. It stays in my pickup or I stalled and so it is always ready to go when I am.


I own several of these for multiple vehicles. I use them to secure costly hitches and winches to trucks. This is a great product!


Works great! Inserted my Ford key into the slot and now it’s keyed to my truck. Easy install and now my hitch is protected from thieves!

2018 Forest River Rockwood Roo Travel Trailer

Very easy to set up with vehicle key and seems to be well made. My only con thus far is that the head is big and partially blocks where my tow chain clips to on the hitch. It still works but you have to get it just right.


I can’t tell you how many locks I’ve had to cut off because I couldn’t find my hitch lock key. This is a life saver. Easy, convenient and good quality


It's great to not add yet another key to the RV keyring! This is a great idea, BUT the locking portion is large. Depending on how your RV's hitch and safety cable attachment points are configured, this may not allow enough space for your safety cable hook to attach to the RV, unless you're using fairly lightweight cables that attach with S hooks.

Still a happy buyer a year later! If you need a locking hitch pin, get one of these. You wont be disappointed.
WALTER B - 12/27/2021


I have multiples of these for locking various cables and hitches to my vehicle. It is the best thing since sliced bread. It keeps my key bring down to just a couple of keys instead of 7 or 8 different lock keys for various locks. You can also pick them up in a shackle style lock as well.


There’s a CNN lot better locks out there at the same price. Is it having it keyed the same that makes it a hood lock. For me no.


I have ordered several of the Bolt products in the past and they all are top notch.


Does the job


One key for every lock, from boat, utility trailer, locker room to the tool shed! Amazing product, thank you.


This locking pin looks even better in person, heavy duty, and also like that I can lock it then push it onto the pin. Highly recommend!


I am sorry but would not give a good review. I reached out for help before 2 different orders. Then each time made the trusting mistake to try the products before spending the time to see that they sent me the correct items from our conversations. I can't send them back and can't use them either.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/08/2022

2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I’m on my second BOLT lock because I bought a new truck. Works great. Service from was great as well.

2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Nice quality, easy to install.

Ford Escape

Works great on a pickup but lock cylinder is quite large. It is 3 1/8" long and 1 5/8" wide so if you have a Ford SUV like an Escape you might want to measure available space before ordering. You would need about 6 3/4" of available space to be able to insert the key into the lock. Nice to have only one key for my F-350 that has an lockable auxiliary tank/toolbox combo and is double pulling a fifth wheel with a dog trailer behind it.

Very happy with the Bolt locks and having all the locks keyed alike.
ranchdog - 08/05/2016


I don't know what to say except this is a great receiver pin/ lock. Other receiver pins either don't lock or you have to keep track of keys. Then if they do lock, weather corrode the lock. The bolt lock solved this. The key is my car key. I can't lose it. And the oring, on the pin and rubber cap keep the lock sealed . Highly recommend this!

Still awesome to have a lock with a key that virtually cannot be lost
James - 05/08/2017


Easy to use

2013 Ford Expedition

ordered 2 sets of hitch receiver locks and spare tire cable locks for my Expedition and Raptor. great products and quality. no more extra keys to use and easy to use the ignition key to unlock them


I like it, especially be coded to my regular vehicle (truck) key.


These are excellent locks, vehicle keyed specific to yours. I highly recommend these. I give as gifts, but also have one for my truck.

Strong, sturdy, looks good and no extra keys on my key ring.

Awesome!!! Highly recommend
Michael P - 07/03/2021


I have ordered a second hitch pin, I like the first one.


I’ve received my Bolt Trailer Receiver Lock in a timely manner. I bought one about 13 years ago for my boat trailer and have loved the ease of its use and being able to key it to the truck key so I don’t have to look around for the key! I now got one for my horse trailer!. I bought a couple extra to leave in my truck hitch and my other vehicle that can also be keyed to the day lock!


I returned they would not work with my truck

The correct BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for your 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty is the BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2, 2-12, and 3 Hitches - Ford Side-Cut Key Part # BL7023585
BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2", 2-1/2", and 3" Hitches - Ford Side-Cut Key
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/26/2022


Convenient having my tow hitch securely locked to my truck and keyed to the vehicle key.

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