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    Need travel trailer coupler latch pin

    I've been towing my travel without a pin to to keep the coupler latch from lifting away from the ball. I'm not sure of the law in California but someone suggested to me that it might be unlawful in some states to not have a pin to secure the coupler latch. I have purchased two locking coupler pins but neither of of them fit. The bottom of the hole in the latch is even with the top of the tongue so the locking type of coupler latch pin can't be inserted into the hole. The tongue at that point is so wide that I haven't been able to find anything that will work.

    I was wondering what others with similar coupler latches are using to secure the latch when traveling.
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    Need travel trailer coupler latch pin

    Would this work for you?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ref_=pd_gw_unk

    You could also use a bolt, lockwasher and two nuts. Use the nuts and lockwasher to lock them together.
    Last edited by Chewwi; 02-12-2021 at 07:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewwi View Post
    You could also use a bolt, lockwasher and two nuts. Use the nuts and lockwasher to lock them together.
    Yes that would work. If I can't find something made specifically made for the purpose I will probably do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryS1964 View Post
    I've been towing my travel without a pin to to keep the coupler latch from lifting away from the ball. I'm not sure of the law in California but someone suggested to me that it might be unlawful in some states to not have a pin to secure the coupler latch. I have purchased two locking coupler pins but neither of of them fit. The bottom of the hole in the latch is even with the top of the tongue so the locking type of coupler latch pin can't be inserted into the hole. The tongue at that point is so wide that I haven't been able to find anything that will work.

    I was wondering what others with similar coupler latches are using to secure the latch when traveling.

    I use one like these: https://www.amazon.ca/INCREWAY-Locki...50022325&psc=1 on all my bumper pulls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bungy View Post
    I use one like these: https://www.amazon.ca/INCREWAY-Locki...50022325&psc=1 on all my bumper pulls.
    That is what I use also. HD or Lowell's them. I also feed my cord from the truck through it to help keep the cord up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bungy View Post
    I use one like these: https://www.amazon.ca/INCREWAY-Locki...50022325&psc=1 on all my bumper pulls.
    That is what I use also. HD or Lowes them. I also feed my cord from the truck through it to help keep the cord up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bungy View Post
    I use one like these: https://www.amazon.ca/INCREWAY-Locki...50022325&psc=1 on all my bumper pulls.
    I looked at those and that was going to be my next purchase. Not lockable but I'm really just looking for something to keep the latch from moving when traveling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnmatt View Post
    That is what I use also. HD or Lowell's them. I also feed my cord from the truck through it to help keep the cord up.
    Exactly what I use and how I use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryS1964 View Post
    I looked at those and that was going to be my next purchase. Not lockable but I'm really just looking for something to keep the latch from moving when traveling.
    Search: "Reese coupler lock" on Amazon. There is a bunch of options for locks made for couplers similar to the one I use to keep anyone from lifting my coupler latch without my knowledge.
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    I just use a long padlock :shrug:
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