If you’ve got a boat, trailer, or camper, then chances are you have a tow Hitch on the back of your vehicle. And if you’ve got a trailer hitch, you need a hitch cover. Not only does it hide unsightly parts from view, but a Trailer Hitch Cover can also be a stylish accessory to any vehicle. And since you’re covering it up, you might as well express some originality or personality while doing so.
Even if aesthetics aren’t a concern, a tow hitch cover can be a practical accessory instead of a vanity one. Many of today’s top tow hitch covers increase safety by incorporating brake/tail lights. Some even offer a step, making access to the truck bed that much easier.
Even if you could leave your trailer hitch exposed, why would you? There are so many uses for that dead space. So pick up one of these five great trailer hitch covers and let your truck work as hard as it possibly can.
Best Trailer Hitch Covers
1. Bully CR007F
Weight: 2.88 ounces
In our opinion, the best trailer hitch cover you can buy is the Bully CR007F. It covers up the dead air of your tow hitch with a lighted insignia that lets you express your pride in your vehicle subtly and safely. You can choose from Dodge Ram, GM, Ford, Chevy, and several different Jeep designs.
It’s a total plug-and-play device; simply push the Bully C700F into your trailer hitch, lock it in with whatever mechanism you typically use (usually a Cotter pin), and plug the four-prong electrical connector into the same standard outlet to which you connect your trailer lights. It’s a quality trailer hitch cover that’s made of solid ABS.
It fits snugly and won’t rattle around. With up to 100,000 hours of lamp life, it will adorn your hitch, providing safety and security to any 2-inch trailer hitch for years to come.
2. Curt 22276 Rubber Hitch Cover
Weight: 4.8 ounces
Some people don’t want fancy; that’s what makes the Curt 22276 Rubber Trailer Hitch Cover so fantastic. It’s the highest-rated trailer hitch cover we found, and it’s also the least expensive. But hey, some folks just want something to plug that hole in their tow hitch. And if that’s what you’re after, the Curt is the trailer hitch cover for you.
It’s not much more than a perfectly sized, well-made rubber plug that fits into any standard Class 3 through 5, two-inch-wide trailer hitch receiver post. No tools, pins, or clips are required for installation. It’s simply a rubber plug that protects the hitch receiver against dirt, water, debris, and rust while adding a finished look to your vehicle that’s not gaudy, with no adornments whatsoever save for a raised brand name. For many, it will be the perfect trailer hitch cover.
3. HitchSafe HS7000T Key Vault
Weight: 1 pound
The HitchSafe HS7000T Key Vault is nothing short of ingenious. Now you can stash your valuables on your truck without worrying whether they’ll be there when you return. It’s the perfect accessory for construction workers or anyone whose truck doubles as their office.
And it’s fantastic for surfers, hikers, mountain bikers and outdoor adventurers of all stripes who need to travel light. Dual bolts provide plenty of security. And the combination lock is smart because you don’t need keys to access the safe. Simply park and lock up your vehicle, stash your keys, cash, pen, or any other small personal items inside the HitchSafe, and close it up.
Insert the plain rubber cover and voila! Your valuables are secure and hidden. If you or someone you love tends to lose keys or get locked out occasionally, this is precisely the accessory you need.
4. EverHitch American Flag Hitch Cover
Weight: 15.2 ounces
Turn your tow hitch into a symbol of American pride with the EverHitch American Flag Trailer Hitch Cover. It comes in a variety of styles: all-black, black/chrome (shown), or classic red, white, and blue; you can even opt for a thin blue or red line across the black/chrome ones. Regardless of the style you choose, you get a quality, steel-made hitch with an embossed stainless steel American flag insignia.
It’s only 4×3 inches, so it’s a subtle, yet powerful tribute. Waterproof and UV-resistant, it will last for years on any standard two-inch receiver hitch. Made in the USA (but of course), some reviewers complain that the stainless steel flag feels cheaply attached. But over 80 percent of reviewers rate it the perfect five stars. Note: The hitch pin is not included.
5. Bully CR-605L LED Hitch Step
Weight: 4.8 pounds
If you have a pick-up or SUV and need easier access to your gear, tools, or whatever you lug around back there, pick up the Bully CR-605L Heavy-Duty LED Hitch Step. It’s way more than just a cover for your tow hitch; it’s a utility step, tail light, and bumper guard.
It fits standard 2-inch and 1-1/4-inch hitch mounts, so it has applications for any vehicle with a trailer hitch. Once locked into place, you’ll be able to readily access to your truck bed, roof rack, or the rear cargo area of your SUV. And it’s made from heavy-gauge stainless steel with a high-impact, non-skid step pad. You can select the Hitch Step only, but we recommend the version with LED brake lights for added visibility.
6. CURT 21728 Rubber Trailer Hitch Cover
Weight: 5.6 ounces
This trailer hitch cover fits any receiver tube measuring 2 x 2 inches. It is ideal for Class 3, 4, and 5 hitches. You won’t have a hard time installing it as it has friction fit for easy installation. You also won’t need installation tools like a hitch pin or a clip. The trailer hitch cover comes with a handy wiring holder that keeps your car’s four-way flat wiring connector safe when it’s not in use. The manufacturer gives a one-year limited warranty for it.
The cover is designed to enhance the appearance of any trailer. It is made from high-quality rubber and can withstand frequent exposure to mud, snow, and rain without corroding or wearing out. It will keep your receiver tube free of debris, water, dirt, and other road grime. The tube will be clean and free of rust. The cover fits snugly into the hitch tube, so you don’t have to worry about it getting lost as you drive.
In addition, the trailer hitch cover comes with a bracket that can be permanently fixed on the receiver tube. However, there is no way to lock this trailer hitch cover. It may come off easily, especially when you’re at the car wash. Also, the cover is quite bulky and makes the trailer hitch more prominent.
7. BougeRV 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Cover
Model: 2 Inch
Weight: 3.2 ounces
A useful retainer band keeps this hitch tube cover in place and ensures it doesn’t fall off at the car wash. It will offer you many years of service. Its bracket is permanently positioned on top of the receiver tube. The good news is you don’t have to remove it completely to use the hitch. Simply open the cap and connect a hitch accessory. You’ll save a lot of time you would have spent installing and uninstalling it every time you need to use the receiver tube.
This trailer hitch cover is ideal for a 2002-2013 Highlander, 2007-2014 FJ Cruiser, 2002-2013 4Runner, a Toyota PT228-35960-HP Receiver Hitch Plug, a 2003-2015 Dodge Ram 2500, and 2002-2014 Sequoia, Tacoma, and Tundra. However, it can also be used on any 2 x 2-inch receiver tube, including Class 3, class 4, and class 5 receiver hitches. It is easy to install and is made from high-quality black rubber for enhanced durability. All BougeRV products are backed by a one-year warranty.
This trailer hitch cover is available in two versions. One version fits 1 1/4-inch receiver tubes, while another is perfect for 2-inch hitch tubes. Measure your trailer’s receiver tube to ensure you buy the right size.
This hitch cover has a few downsides. Its rubber tends to crack or tear where it bends. Additionally, it is not resistant to weather elements or UV rays and splits easily, especially where it’s attached to the tube.
8. MAXXHAUL 70429 Trailer Hitch Cover with Brake Light
Weight: 14.6 ounces