Locking hitch bolt

(2 customer reviews)


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Locking hitch bolt for the ALTA bike racks internal stabilizer

Fits 2 and 2.5 inch receivers

Machined with 1.5 inches thread

Grade 8 steel and zinc plated

Lock not included, see link in the description as an example lock

Accepts 3/16 shackle lock

Replaces current hitch bolt provided with rack

Select this product under add-on when purchasing rack to avoid shipping charges


Locking hitch bolt with a 1/4 inch hole drilled to accept padlocks with 3/16 shackle diameter

Grade 8 hard bolt and zinc plated

We do not sell locks or include a lock with this purchase

Threads in to the current internal stabilizer for the ALTA bike racks

Tested lock Master Lock 131D Covered Aluminum Keyed Padlock (Link)

This is a deterrence product and not a theft prevention, We still recommend locking the rack per video on our videos page

Never take your eyes of your bikes, that's the rule we live by

2 reviews for Locking hitch bolt

  1. Alex (verified owner)

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    I couldn’t find a lock that could work with the spacing and tight design of my 3rd gen Tacoma’s spacing. Couldn’t tighten the bolt secure enough either without the lock hitting the wall of the hitch.

    And the tiny hole for the bolt doesn’t provide very many options for a strong secure lock (I went to Lowe’s, ace, and Home Depot and couldn’t find anything the would work properly). Finally I found masters smallest key lock that could fit in the hole, but it still would not tighten in right position as the hole’s position wouldn’t not allow access.
    The design and security system hopefully will be improved as I thought the bolt was expensive providing really little to no security for the vehicle I have to prevent a thief from running off with the rack and bikes.

    • altaracks (store manager)

      We tried to explain clearly that the lock is a small lock that will fit this bolt, we do have a longer bolt in the works. cabling the rack to the hitch loops is the best way to lock the racks, there is a video on our videos page.

  2. Trevor M. (verified owner)

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    yes it’s a locking hitch bolt 🙂 It’s not cheap but it’s solid. Honestly I haven’t figured out how to lock it or what type of lock I need to get, I’m sure it’s in the videos somewhere.

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