- Can I use it while
towing a trailer?
- Is it waterproof
inside my trailer hitch?
- What happens if
I forget my combination?
- Who manufactures
the HitchSafe for trailer hitches?
- Will it corrode or
- Where can I purchase
- Is the
HitchSafe easy to install?
- What are the uses
for the HitchSafe?
Will the HitchSafe work on all vehicles?
1. Can I use it while towing a
No, the HitchSafe fits inside the trailer hitch receiver
and can be easily be removed when you are towing a trailer
and then just as easily placed back in once you are finished
towing. The HitchSafe only takes seconds to install/uninstall
with no tools required (most people tow less than 5% of the
2. Is it waterproof?
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
3. What happens if I forget
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 setting:
- Confirm the combination is on your intended number.
- Try on the first dial up one and then down one number
each time testing the release button.
- Return the first dial to the first number in your intended
- Repeat b & c on the remaining 3 dials.
- 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.
4. Who manufactures the
HitchSafe is a division of the Frank J Martin Company.
here to learn more.
5. Will it corrode or rust?
The HitchSafe is far more corrosion resistant than the receivers
in which they reside and most items placed inside the receiver.
The 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
- Fe2+ + 2OH− → Fe(OH)2
- 4Fe(OH)2 + O2 → 2(Fe2O3.xH2O)
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 corrosion. Summary- Corrosion resistant
and more so than the receiver in which they reside.
Corrosion proof... no... Corrosion proof metal does not exist.
6. Where can I purchase the
7. Is the HitchSafe easy
Very easy with no tools required. The HitchSafe only
takes seconds to install. See the instructions
8. What are the uses for the
The primary function of the HitchSafe is the Peace of Mind
that you will never be locked out again. You will always
be assured that your spare key will be there when you need
it the most! If you have owned a number of magnetic
key holders in the past, you know exactly what we mean by
"there when you need it most!" With
the first major bump, the magnetic holder pops off and you
discover it fell off when you actually need the spare key
to get into your vehicle!
A secondary, very popular function of the HitchSafe is storing
your keys, credit card and license while taking part in outdoor
sports. Whether it is surfing, skiing, hunting or hiking,
taking those items along during those activities is not only
a hassle, but chance losing those items during outdoor activities.
Thirdly, cover that gaping black hitch receiver hole
with something functional! HitchSafe.
Will the HitchSafe work on all vehicles?
The HitchSafe fits all standard 2" hitch receivers (does
not fit the 1-1/4" receivers that are not very common)
with the following exceptions:
- Toyota Tacoma 05-07 and 07 Tundra has an extra
band of metal around the receiver and requires longer bolts.
- 05 Toyota Forerunner- some, not all OEM factory
hitches have rounded corners on the receivers which is resolved
by slightly filing off each corner on the HitchSafe.