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    Thule hitch mount rack

    I have a 2-up hitch mount and want to use a locking botl on the reciever. The bolt I have doesn't fit through the threads in the Thule's mounting hole. Do you think it is ok to drill it out?

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    i would recommend getting a bolt that fits the thule bike rack instead. the thule stl2 is designed to be a locking hitch bolt for thule bike racks.

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    Thanks for the product link. that is definitely the "right" choice. But wouldn't it be cheaper to drill out the threads and use the lock I already own? $50 is a lot for a lock, but I could easily spend that much on drill bits or labor at a trailer company... I think..... That's why I am asking... I already use the lock I have for my trailer hitch.

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    if you drill out the threads and use just a locking hitchpin, then you'll have a bunch of play in the rack and it will wobble inside the hitch, eventually leading to metal fatigue and failure...
    better to use a bolt, rather than a pin. if you have a bolt already, you could re-tap the threads to match the thread pattern on your existing bolt.

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    gotcha... good info.

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