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Installing a Trailer Hitch Cover


As a trailer hitch cover distributor, the most common concern I hear from potential customers is the fear that the trailer hitch cover they purchase won’t fit into their receiver. In reality, this is something you rarely need to worry about. Trailer hitch cover manufacturers know this, and have, of course, taken it into consideration in the hitch covers they create and distribute.

To understand why trailer hitch covers fit in nearly any hitch, a brief explanation of the trailer hitch classification system is necessary. Trailer hitches come in five main classes, based on towing capacity. Although there is some variance between manufacturers, most class I and class II trailer hitches have a receiver size of 1 1/4 inches, class III trailer hitches (which are the most common type)have a receiver opening of 2 inches, and class IV and V can have openings up to 2.5 inches.

Trailer hitch cover manufacturers assemble trailer hitch covers with these size variances in mind, and as such, most hitch covers come with multiple mounting pieces to fit different size receivers. As such, consumers need not worry about a trailer hitch cover simply not fitting on their vehicle’s hitch receiver.

Choosing the right attachment to use for your car or truck is easy. Simply measure the receiver hitch opening (inside edge to inside edge). Once this measurement is made, have a look at the mounting pieces that your hitch cover came with. Measure these pieces, and use whichever one is closest, but smaller in size.

Attaching the mounting pieces to the hitch cover is generally simple, and requires only a Phillips head screwdriver. Once the hitch cover is assembled, you're ready to attach the hitch cover to the hitch. It's as easy as it looks - simply slide the hitch cover into the receiver, making sure that the hitch pin hole on the receiver is lined up with one of the holes on the trailer hitch cover, then slide your hitch pin through the side to secure the cover. In some cases, your trailer hitch cover may stick out a bit from the hitch, but don't worry, your hitch cover is still perfectly secure and the slight difference is virtually unnoticeable from behind.

Finally, you might want to consider purchasing a hitch pin lock to better secure your hitch cover or anything else you’ve attached to your trailer hitch. Please consider checking my store, TrailerHitchUniverse.com for trailer hitch covers, hitch pin locks, and other quality trailer hitch accessories.

Submitted by:

Peter Butler

Peter Butler is an avid outdoorsman who protects his trailer hitch with a Denver Broncos Trailer Hitch cover found at his store, http://TrailerHitchUniverse.com.





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