3 Reasons to Have a Trailer Hitch Cover 3 Reasons to Have a Trailer Hitch Cover

A trailer hitch cover is vital to properly protect the trailer from damage during periods of idleness. There are many different kinds of trailer hitch covers available for use. Here are 3 reasons to consider installing a hitch cover on your trailer.

1. Protection

This is probably the first, and biggest, reason why you should use a trailer hitch cover. Leaving your trailer hitch exposed to the elements can cause rusting and other water damage. It can becomes unreliable and difficult to maneuver, and you may have to replace the entire hitch before you can use the trailer after a period of idleness if the rust or damage is sufficient to make the hitch dangerous to use. If you are not using your trailer every single day and it is left outside, a trailer hitch cover is highly recommended to protect it from the elements. A cover will help keep your hitch parts in good condition, no matter how long you leave them alone, and you can reuse it several times without it becoming less able to protect the hitch when it is reinstalled.

2. Ease of Fitting

Another great reason to have a trailer hitch cover is because it is easy to fit. They are available in two sizes, and you have to measure the diameter of your hitch to get the right size. Once that is done you can easily slide the cover over your hitch and it will work fine. The most commonly used hitch cover is two inches across, but you should find that both of these covers will protect just as well as the other. Considering the cost and expense of replacing your hitch and the frustrations with having one that doesn't work properly, fitting a hitch cover can be a handy solution.

3. Appearance

Many people who use trailers have hitch covers because they provide an attractive embellishment to the trailer. You can choose to display the name of your favorite football team or a band that you support. Even a simple hitch cover can have the team colors on the outside. Types of styles on the cover include cartoons, military designs, sports covers, and even logos of your favorite beer or food. Decorative hitch covers can reveal some of your own personality, and are exceptionally useful too.

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