Hitch Pin length

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Same, none of the pins I had were long enough, but the following one worked (just barely):

2.5" receiver pin

I think the key here is to look for pins that fit 2.5"+ receivers.

 
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They may not have it yet. I ordered the same and from the dimensions I suspect it'll be fine and in most cases used in the "drop" position to achieve proper tongue weight. BTW, the price through Costco is a steal versus most as $160 - $200 for the same setup.

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Thanks for the info. I worry about the space between the pin hole and the down shaft. In another post on a different forum, somebody mentioned that the 3 1/8" should really be a 4 1/2" space.

They used a Weigh Safe with a 4" drop successfully. The Weigh Safe one doesn't have that tapering support shown in the picture that shortens the spacing.

Please let us know once you receive the Costco one whether it fits. It is a steal and I would order one only if I knew it would actually fit.
 

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Thanks for the info. I worry about the space between the pin hole and the down shaft. In another post on a different forum, somebody mentioned that the 3 1/8" should really be a 4 1/2" space.

They used a Weigh Safe with a 4" drop successfully. The Weigh Safe one doesn't have that tapering support shown in the picture that shortens the spacing.

Please let us know once you receive the Costco one whether it fits. It is a steal and I would order one only if I knew it would actually fit.

I will report back once I have it.
 

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I ordered this today on sale from Costco. Hopefully it fits and the pins are long enough. I liked that it’s aluminum, adjustable and comes with 3 different sized balls. Seemed like a decent deal.

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https://www.costco.com/uriah-aluma-tow-12,000-lbs-capacity-adjustable-aluminum-drop-hitch,-6"-drop,-6-34"-rise.product.100989282.html
Replying to my own post with an update. Hitch arrived yesterday from Costco. Installed it this morning and the locking pin is plenty long enough to get through the Rivian receiver with about 1/2” to spare.

Seems to be plenty of clearance around the bumper as well; however, it will NOT work in the inverse position where the vertical shaft is providing rise vs drop. It does not extend out far enough for that.

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I tried several different pins and I am confirming that using a pin for a 2.5” receiver is required due to the extra length. I also tried several anti-rattle clamps. This did not reauire a clamp for a 2.5” hitch-the 2” hitch model fit.
 


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Replying to my own post with an update. Hitch arrived yesterday from Costco. Installed it this morning and the locking pin is plenty long enough to get through the Rivian receiver with about 1/2” to spare.

Seems to be plenty of clearance around the bumper as well; however, it will NOT work in the inverse position where the vertical shaft is providing rise vs drop. It does not extend out far enough for that.
So what do you think? Better to go with something that has a bit more length to it instead?
 

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So what do you think? Better to go with something that has a bit more length to it instead?
I guess it really depends on what you’re planning to tow and the “level” tongue height for the trailer. I primarily tow a flatbed utility trailer that has a pretty low level tongue height, so not being able to invert the hitch isn’t really an issue for me.
 

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Is it possible to have the hitch receiver cover installed with the pin inserted? Could be nice to have a longer pin always in position and at-the-ready rather than having to store it inside the truck.
 

 
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