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I put this for a cross-country camping trip, where I was frequently in secluded areas with little to no cell reception. A few times my keys were locked inside the vehicle, many many kms away from home. Luckily I anticipated this occurrence and had the vault with a spare remote and key. The rubber cap blends in well with the rest of the tow hitch, I don't think anybody ever suspected there was something hidden there. So thankful I had this vault installed. Saved me hours of headache and lots of locksmith money. The vault seems it might have long term rust problems, it doesn't seem like there are bearings or sliders inside so the surfaces might get stuck. I overstuffed the interior once and the compartment wouldn't pop out, had to get pliers to pull it out by the small tab. Don't overstuff! If you put an electronic remote, then maybe use a small ziplock bag because water can probably get inside and ruin the electronics. It's also good for a 1 spare credit card and money.
Pretty nifty idea. Fits well and locks up tight. The included rubber cover does an excellent job keeping salt and slush off the lock itself, but the rest of the body has gotten pretty rough. Even so, when unlocked the tray can be tough to slide out and I usually have to bang it around a bit with a plastic keychain to open it.
My vehicle (like most) requires a custom (expensive) key from the manufacturer to actually run the vehicle, but I went to a hardware store to get a standard key cut that will just open the doors. If you try to start the vehicle with it, the engine runs for a second and stalls. This is great as I'm assured that I can get into my vehicle if I lock my keys in, but vandals who bust the Hitchsafe open can't drive off.
Realistically, this is about the same price as a single call for a locksmith or tow truck to come pop the lock if you forget your keys inside so it's definitely worth it
It fit right into my hitch and setting the code was so easy.We goto beaches and swimming holes and my keys and money are always on the back of my mind. This just makes my outings so much better. I do live in Canada so I would recommend taking it out once and awhile after car washes or a good rain amd dry inside the hitch to avoid rusting. Seen some reviews on Youtube where it rusted right in hitch.***** update, have been using it since I got it and one of the secure lock bolts fell out. Only have one now and kinda cant use it anymore so buyer and installer beware
This has solved the issue on needing to leave the vehicle and go for a swim and net get the expensive electronic key fob wet. Well constructed and easy to install. The vault tray is just large enough for one or two key fobs. The access code can be changed easily so you can chose a 4 digit code that you can remember and it can be changed as often as you might need. Love it.
I was hesitant when I ordered this, but was really impressed once I got it! It’s very solid and heavy, which is perfect for something that needs to be secure. Installation seems complicated when you read the instructions, but it’s actually quite simple once you start doing it. Fits perfectly in the 2” hitch of my 2020 Ford Transit Connect. Different foam spacers are provided to account for different hitch lengths/pin positions. The locking mechanism is quite clever. Completely secure once locked, but easy to remove once opened (I prefer to remove it when washing the vehicle). The rubber cover was a nice touch to hide the device and keep it clean; it attaches very securely too. The inside isn’t particularly large; it will fit a key or two, and you might need to remove individual keys for them to fit, but that can’t be avoided since it’s constrained by the size of the hitch. Overall, very impressed and would highly recommend.
Very satisfied. I plugged the little hole in the front of the outer case to keep dirt out, and sprayed the components with fluid film to fight against Ontario road salts. Fits a Dodge fob/key with room for house keys and space to spare.
I was hoping it was going to be good, and without a doubt it is so I bought my wife one too! As another buyer mentioned there is a ventilation hole on the back of the drawer. Put duct dave over it like they suggested to keep out any water. For those who live in Canada or when it rains. The safe is awesome the dust cover is on TIGHT! I took my truck through a very powerful touch less truck and car was.No problem that bad boy stayed on didn't even loosen. So From Canada yes this item is awesome!
Muy buena cajita para guardar y transportar cosas, me hubiera gustado que fuera más amplio el espacio oara guardar ya que es muy reducido y que tuviera un complemento en caso de que el modelo de camioneta no se preste para la instalación, pero el Producto es bueno y vale la pena gracias
Love it, was looking for a hide a key for my truck & this is a great find. The key pad on my last truck of 8 yrs had a problem one day, may be water damage or fuse, anyway I couldn't get into the truck for quite some time & I was not close to home. From then on I could not trust leaving my keys behind. Having this hide a key gives me more secure feeling that I we'll never be locked out, even with a fuse or electrical problem.
The hitch safe is a genius idea. Perfect use for the hitch when not using it to tow. I keep a spare set of keys back there and have had to use it twice! It saved my ass big time!! I wish it was a little bigger but it can only be so big to fit into the hitch. If you own a pickup, you need this hitch safe for any number of reason. I love it.