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Old 10-22-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Fifth Wheel Hitch Lock

I have a 2014 Ford F250 with fifth wheel prep. Planning to get the Reese Elite Fifth Wheel Hitch. The lynch pins that keep the hitch secured to the bed of the truck are very small and somewhat easily removed. Does anyone have a locking mechanism for these pins? It looks too small for a pad lock. I'm concerned that someone could easily steal the hitch.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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I know what you're talking about. I have the fifth wheel prep package on a 2013 F250 and a Reese Elite 18K slider hitch. I keep a tonneau cover on my truck so am not too concerned about theft, but if I were to lock it I might use a gun lock. There are those that are on a cable wire and designed to thread through the finger guards. That's one idea. Good luck.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Something like these? Pull Pin Lock Plates


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Old 10-22-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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This is the type of lock I was thinking of;
Amazon.com: Remington Safety Cable Lock (18364): Sports & Outdoors
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Fabricated one using a regular padlock.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:20 PM   #7
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I have the B&W 3300 hitch on my F250 with the prep package. The puck handles come together to allow a lock through the holes if you want. I love my hitch, since it is in 2 parts it's easy to put on or take off, and I can do it by myself.
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Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs Reese Fifth Wheel RP30142

That is the link to the hitch. They place that needs to be locked is at the bottom/middle.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:56 PM   #9
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There are padlocks that will fit fine. They are small enough to get through, but snug enough to keep it from moving more then necessary. I can move them around to unlock when necessary. Much better than the pins.

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Old 10-22-2013, 09:05 PM   #10
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I just use the standard hitch pin and lock to secure mine to the bed
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