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Old 12-16-2015, 11:56 AM   #43
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I have a habit of checking our tow equipment EVERY TIME we stop at a rest area. One time we stopped for lunch after about a 4 hour drive and as usual I walked past the toad and checked.......all looked good. After lunch we started to get back on the coach and when I walked past the tow bar I noticed ONE of the Lynch pins missing. I was 99.9 % sure it was there before we left the coach for lunch.


I still find it hard to believe someone would intentionally pull that pin. It has made us even more attentive to our surroundings when we leave the coach for a short time ....even when we are fueling up.


Luckily I always carry extra tow pins and Lynch pins.
I checked my chains, straps, hitch and lights went inside the rest area and was gone about 10 minutes. Stopped for the night about an hour later and found my 7 prong adapter to two 4 flats light plug was gone and the "hair-pin" on the low side of my adjustable hitch was gone. Luckily the lower pin has to be tapped out as it is a real tight fit due to my shimming for "wiggle reduction". I have no doubt someone was responsible, no accident, I was parked between two big rigs. I do my checks now on the way out, rather than when first stopping.
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:54 PM   #44
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Pad locks are wonderful in place of the pin I got them at home depot Came with 3 keys Keep one in toad one on my key ring and one in the rv around 15.00
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:17 PM   #45
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Found these about a hour ago and ordered from Amazon

Blue Ox BX88177 4-Lock Kit

(2) 5/8 diameter for the receiver, (2) 1/2 diameter for the yokes all keyed the same. Highlight the part number, right click and select google search.
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:18 PM   #46
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Found these about a hour ago and ordered from Amazon

Blue Ox BX88177 4-Lock Kit

(2) 5/8 diameter for the receiver, (2) 1/2 diameter for the yokes all keyed the same. Highlight the part number, right click and select google search.
You guys are always making me spend money

Just ordered these (1/2" pins only) since I already had a hitch lock.
2 pin hitch lock

Were the Blue Ox locks all keyed alike....the description did not specify.

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The 4 lock kit is great! A receiver lock for the tow bar and one for whatever might be connected to the toad. The other 2 for the base plate brackets. All with just one "flat" key for the pocket ... priceless!
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Were the Blue Ox locks all keyed alike....the description did not specify.

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Yes all are keyed alike
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I agree with what 70ChevelleSS said. It just makes sense to do it that way.



BTW Hank, and way , do you still have the 70ChevelleSS?????
Sure do, have had it a little over 11 years now.
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dpinvidic The locks are keyed the same and you get two keys per oin.
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1/2" Rotating Locking Hitch Pin


I use the 1/2" on the towbar and the 5/8 on the receiver. No worries anymore and after a LOT of miles no wear at all (and I don't worry about my towbar walking off or as some rumors have circulated little villains unhooking them).
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Thumbs up to Blue Ox for getting us a replacement bar to our campground so we could head out on the 2nd leg of our trip together!

A heads up to those who might want to submit the warranty claim online... don't. It delayed the whole process 3 days as they had no idea where that form was submitted to or who worked on it. Call them and use their email address. They were top notch ONCE they finally got the email!

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I saw the title of this thread about the Blue Ox Aventa hitch failing and then read the thread. It seems the hitch did fine but one of the lock pins was over-looked, popped out by unknown means, or stolen. Can't say this is a FAIL on Blue Ox's part, maybe some design issues though.
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Had the same problem last year. Not user fault. Found temporary replacement at Tractor Supply.
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:07 PM   #55
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Received my Blue Ox 4 pc set yesterday. One of the 5/8 pins is stiff to lock, put it on the drop receiver, probably never take it off again. They are made by TRI-Mark.
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