something really neat comes along and we just have to tell you about
it. This time, that neat thing comes from Cityline Design Ltd. and
is called the HitchDog.
serves a dual function. First, it's a plug for your 2" x 2"
hitch receiver. Secondly, and more importantly, it acts as a safe
deposit box in your truck. The HitchDog is basically a slide-in
drawer made of cast aluminum and powder-coated with Polyester. Though
it's not 100% waterproof, it is water-resistant and won't rust.
is comprised of two main pieces; the HitchDog itself and a combination
lock produced by Trimax. The drawer holds 18 cubic inches of your
stuff, but keep in mind that the lock needs to slide through the
middle of it. We found it perfect for storing some pocket money
and a set of keys.
comes in three sizes to fit just about every Class III or Class
IV hitch on the market. The sizes correspond to the distance between
the edge of the hitch and the center of the safety pin hole. The
HitchDogs all measure 5.38" long, but the holes are either
2.000, 2.500, or 2.875 inches from the front. According to Cityline,
75% of all hitches will use the 2.500" model, and our Tahoe
did, in fact, use this size. There is a size chart on the HitchDog
website to assist you if you need help in choosing your size.
At the time
of writing, the HitchDog is being offered online for only $29.95
and includes the combination lock. If you ever actually use your
hitch to tow then you probably want a combination lock anyway, so
think of the HitchDog as a $10 to $15 accessory and kill two birds
with one stone. The lock also includes a rubber sleeve to help protect
the combination part of the lock.
Though we tested
the HitchDog on our Tahoe, it will probably find a permanent home
on our Project TJ and here's why. The TJ has very few places to
store anything securely. The places we can store things all require
keys. Well, what if we want to lock up our keys so we don't have
to carry them with us when we head down to the lake or to the theater,
etc? Toss them in the HitchDog and forget all about them. The combination
lock is all we'll need to retrieve your stash when it's time to
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