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Trailer Hitch Safe for the RV: A Secure and Unexpected Storage Space

From time to time a situation arises where its necessary to stash valuables such as keys, credit cards, and other belongings outside your vehicle or RV. We have needed it several times for family arriving at our campsite early, when spouses are out and about on separate agendas, and even to leave items for friends watching over our RV while we are away. The Hitch Safe is designed specifically for this purpose and according to many accounts in addition to our own, it does a great job of it.

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The Hitch Safe Key Vault installs into most 2” hitch receivers. Its is of solid rust resistant aluminum alloy construction making it very durable and equally secure. Once installed the Hitch Safe offers a compartment drawer of 1.25” W x 3. 5625” L x 1.75” H that can be used to store keys, credit cards, cash, documents, or any other small sized belongings. It offers 10,000 different possible lock combinations, so worrying about cracking of your code shouldn’t be an issue. The included rubber dust cover ensures that the Hitch Safe stays disguised as passer-bys only see a discrete black rubber hitch cover. They also integrated a feature called “Zero-Locking”, which allows for easy opening of the safe in the dark by counting the clicks till you reach your number.

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Installation of the RV Hitch Safe

The Hitch Safe installs in minutes without the use of any tools. The two retaining bolts on either side of the Hitch Safe ensure that the safe stays securely housed in your trailer hitch. The unit also adjusts for pin hole variance for most hitch receivers. The max hole reach from the front of receiver to middle of the pin hole is 2.5625″ while the max body depth into receiver is 4.375″. Its importnat to note that of the few negative reviews we found for the Hitch Safe, most came from owners of 2005-current Toyota Tacoma or 07-current Tundra that have a OEM hitch receivers. It seems that you will require a different set of pins that are longer to accommodate the special design on Toyotas. They are an additional $8 currently on



Wrap Up

Using a device like the Hitch Safe is a much more reasonable alternative than throwing items under the gas cap or using a magnetic case in the tire well. We find it very useful and think that RV’ers will find many uses for it beyond the obvious. If you have any ideas on others ways to use the Hitch Safe please let us know in the comments below!

See the HitchSafe Brochure


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