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etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Flush - 3-5/8" Span - Chrome
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etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Flush - 3-5/8" Span - Chrome

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Designed for wide 2" and standard 2-1/2" hitches, this hitch lock has a covered keyhole and chrome plating to help prevent corrosion. Steel construction ensures long-lasting dependability. Can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch lock from etrailer. etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Flush - 3-5/8" Span - Chrome part number e98881 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch Lock - e98881

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Pin Lock
  • Keyed Alike
  • etrailer
  • 3-5/8 Inch Span
  • Steel
  • Flush Pin

Designed for wide 2" and standard 2-1/2" hitches, this hitch lock has a covered keyhole and chrome plating to help prevent corrosion. Steel construction ensures long-lasting dependability. 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 pin ensures excellent fit on wider than average, factory 2" hitches
  • Pick-proof screw-and-lock security
  • Hardened steel construction ensures long-lasting dependability
  • Double chrome plated for maximum rust resistance
  • Rubber end and textured lock core make it easy to grip
  • 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: 2" x 2" and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Inside pin length (span): 3-5/8"
  • Overall length: 6-7/8"
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • 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.

e98881 etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Extra Long - Flush Design for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches

Alternate part number: RH5-XL

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etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Flush - 3-5/8" Span - Chrome - e98881

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1002 Customer Reviews)

Designed for wide 2" and standard 2-1/2" hitches, this hitch lock has a covered keyhole and chrome plating to help prevent corrosion. Steel construction ensures long-lasting dependability. Can be keyed alike to match other etrailer locks.

- e98881

It’s a tough review because when I got the lock, I didn’t like the way that it locks but now I’ve used it, I still don’t like the way it locks but it’s better than my other lock that I do like more. I know, it’s weird in my head. The way this lock operates is you put the key into the key hole and then turn the key, round and round, to unscrew the locking end off the end of the post that goes through the hitch. This means that my old, fat butt and janky knees have to stay under the bumper a little longer than I’d like and the key ring I keep the key on so I don’t lose the little key with my failing eyes or fat dumb fingers gets all twisted as I use the key to turn and turn and turn the lock until it comes off. The one I like more has a box, like a padlock, that slides on and off the post much quicker and easier. But, the box gets in the way of my safety chains where this lock doesn’t. So the box is much more convenient if I need to remove the hitch often; but, this lock is much more convenient if you can put it on and leave it on because it won’t be in your way every time you tow. I hope this helps. Whatever you buy for your rig, buy from etrailer. They’re the best for service and support and no matter where I am in the country the shipping is fast and accurate. I won’t shop anywhere else if i can help it.

- e98881

This fits a 2021 Kia Telluride with towing package. We purchased this primarily to secure a bike rack, and feel confident now that we can lock the bikes to the rack and not worry about theft while unattended. The fitment is great. The protective cap to keep dirt out of the keyhole seems sufficient. And we are proud to buy an American made product.

- e98881

I bought 3 keyed alike, so much easier when switching hitches and bike racks around. Definitely would buy again if I had a need.

- e98881

Hitch lock works great and I believe its stronger than other hitch locks, had a little trouble getting it keyed like my spare lock but Dawn Z made it happen. Never dealt with a place that had this exceptional of customer service. Dawn Z is the best, I would have gotten tired of working with me, but she took GREAT care of me. I have recommended etrailer to my buddys not only for their high quility products but also their customer service. Thanks etrailer

- e98881

Seems well made. Locking it a bit different than other pins but seems secure. Love the fact that everything can be one key.

I have several. One for each hitch. Never have to worry about not having one. Work great. Love the 1 key.
John L - 04/30/2022

- e98881

Durable and easy to use. Really wanted a keyed-alike locks for the hitch and the trailer coupler, and etrailer was able to make that happen. I'm sure someone with the right equipment and a big set of balls could cut through these if they really wanted to, but so far that hasn't happened. Makes me feel a lot better knowing that my trailer is going to be there when I'm doing fishing 99% of the time.

- e98881

The receiver arrived on time, as described and adequately packaged. The problem I had was that the chain loops on my class v hitch looks like they have been rewelded. The truck was bought used. The standard hitch pin would rotate and the hairpin would get bent, making it hard to remove or reinstall. I tried inserting the pin from both sides and top and bottom. It bent the hairpin from every position. I bought this locking pin with hopes of not having to replace my hitch. I installed it and used it to pull my 6800# camper on the day I received it. It fit well across the 2.5" receiver and the locking device and knob cleared the welds on the safety chain loops. I feel much better about my set up now.

- e98881

etrailer is fantastic, the first hitch was stuck locked, after a quick call they sent out another and it worked great! How well the company handles little problems demonstrates their customer focus! I have no hesitation in ordering from them again. This hitch lock fits my Titan’s receiver just fine.

- e98881

Purchased to keep my new hitch safe from theft and has the 15k rating. Looks good and like the way it threads with the use of key. Just put it on today, haven’t pulled with it yet.

- e98881

Another great delivery and product from etrailer! love the rugged feel of the hitch and locking pin. fits perfect on my Ram 3500 dually! cant wait to pull some weight!

- e98881

Excellent product, serves its purpose. I have a longhorn hitch cover and it is a little tight to be able to get to the lock but I guess that helps from someone else trying to steal whatever I am towing. Highly recommend this product.

- e98881

Before ordering the locking hitch pin online I spoke with etrailer customer service. Extremely helpful customer service. I ordered the product for a 2015 Tundra Platinum. Pin was oversized like I needed, and was not a problem. Put a couple of rubber washers on each side of the pin to help with the slack and noise caused by vibration. Works like a champ. Love the key system on this pin. I would recommend it for Tundra owners who have the oversized heavy duty factory hitch on their truck. Etrailer shipped the product very quickly and had excellent follow up communications after the sale. I would not hesitate to buy from etrailer again.

- e98881

Lock works as advertised. Very solid and sturdy receiver lock. Would buy again.

Receiver lock is still going strong after being used for a year. High quality receiver lock. I definitely recommend.
Jimmy - 03/25/2022

- e98881

Very nice design for a 2.5" Receiver. The key locks a threaded connection, not a gate type lock. My old Master Lock froze up terribly over time. I hope this will not, but time will tell. Looks good on my 2017 F250 Super Duty.

Both products are still performing and looking great. I’ve had numerous people ask where I got them and I tell them to check out before they buy locally.
Jerry M - 06/13/2018

- e98881

So far I like the product. It was a good purchase for my needs. I have several trailers I use for the company and it was very helpful to keep my hitches locked to my trailers. Thank you.

- e98881

Love these etrailer pins work awesome on my f250 and my f350 the only reason I didn't give 5 stars was I thought I ordered both pins keyed alike and they are not, but it could be my fault can't find my order sheet but either way they work great.

- e98881

I have purchased similar products from etrailer and they have worked well. This is the first time I purchased so many with matching Keyes. They are packaged well and seem quality out of the box. Time well tell if they can last on the roads and in plants.

- e98881

This product is exactly what I needed for my Toyota Tacoma truck. The previous item that I had purchased, and subsequently returned, wasn't long enough to go through the hitch receiver and be locked. The RG5-XL was actually long enough and I put a water hose rubber gasket on both ends before and after going through the hitch to "snug it up" so It wouldn't rattle. Very Happy with this product and my hitch item won't get stolen.

- e98881

These function (around 20 - 30)...they all rusted within the first month and in many cases had to be cut off. We still use them, but they need frequent application of lubricant to ensure proper function.

Lubrication is key in keeping aftermarket items in good condition. Here are some other tips for rust prevention:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/16/2021

- e98881

There is 1 thing you will never beat etrailer on and that is shipping speed. Prices are hard to beat and even if you find a better deal, you still can't beat their service and shipping. Ordered this Sunday and sitting in my garage Tuesday morning. I have purchased many of these hitches, heavy fifth wheel hitches and continue to be impressed by etrailer and B&W.

- e98881

Got a $300 3-ball hitch mount and with this lock I don't have to worry about it hitching a ride in someone else's truck. Thanks for the quick ship too.

- e98881

Work great so far. I like having one key for all my different vehicles hitch lock!

- e98881

Adequate for the money. I added O rings on each side to prevent rattles. The keyed screw end seems to be a good thought. Haven’t owned long enough for five stars. etrailer is excellent!

- e98881

They work great. Had all of them keyed alike so 1 key works in all the locks

- e98881

Purchased for my 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Ordered arrived quickly. Fits perfectly! Great quality. Would highly recommend.

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