2. Is it
The HitchSafe is
water resistant with a protective double
seal cover, EVA foam for both the pin
bolts and the flange and a drawer that
rides above the interior of the
HitchSafe Body. Although not
waterproof (submersed in water, etc.),
the HitchSafe keeps your keys and
valuables inside the HitchSafe quite
3. What happens if I
If you forgot your
combination and it the HitchSafe is
inside the Hitch, you will need to take
your vehicle to a locksmith.
If you forgot your combination or
messed up the dials while setting the
HitchSafe and it is not in your Hitch
Receiver, try the first below and then
ship just the drawer back to us and we
have a free service where our machine
will reset your drawer combination and
then ship it back to you free.
Testing for accidentally turning the
dials up or down one combination while
a. Confirm the combination is on your intended
b. Try on the first dial up one and
then down one number
each time testing the
c. Return the first dial to the first
number in your intended
d. Repeat b & c on the remaining 3
e. If you still can not
discover your combination, send the drawer to us
and we have a machine
and a free service whereby
we will reset the combination for you.
manufactures the HitchSafe?
HitchSafe is a division of the Frank J
Martin Company. Clicker
here to learn more.
5. Will it corrode or
HitchSafe is far more corrosion
resistant than the receivers in
which they reside and most items
placed inside the receiver.
HitchSafe is constructed of a
lightweight, strong aluminum alloy
that has good inherent corrosion
resistance combined with a rust
resistant E.D. Coating and chrome
plated bolts make the HitchSafe
quite rust resistant. Salt such as
road salt or sea air are the worst
on any kind of
metal. Rust/corrosion is when
hydroxide ions react with iron ions
to form iron oxide-rust and seawater
or saltwater causes corrosion to
progress faster due to a higher
concentration of sodium chloride
ions making everything more
Fe2+ + 2OH−
4Fe(OH)2 + O2
Aluminum does corrode but in the
initial corrosion process forms a
clear protective coat on the surface
that then is resistant to corrosion.
This process is called passivation.
Passivation is the spontaneous
formation of a hard non-reactive
surface film that inhibits further
corrosion. This layer is an oxide
that is a few atoms thick.
Aluminum naturally forms an oxide
almost immediately that protects it
from further oxidation in many
environments. Unfortunately, this
naturally-occurring oxide provides
no protection during exposure to any
high concentration of saltwater
spray environments, such as occurs
in areas next to bodies of
saltwater. In such coastal
environments, unprotected aluminum
will turn white, corrode, and
largely vanish over periods of
exposure as short as a few years.
The process of putting the black E.D.
coating on the surface of
the HitchSafe further anodizes the
aluminum protecting it from
Summary- Corrosion resistant and
more so than the receiver in which
they reside. Corrosion proof...
no... Corrosion proof metal does not
6. Where can I