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Trailer Hitch Bumper Guard

Item # 80400


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Tow Ready Hitch Accessory


  • Bumper Guard
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Tow Ready
  • Black

Tow Ready Hitch Accessories - 80400

"The Hitch Guide and Stop" Trailer Hitch and Bumper Guard

  • Protects the vehicle from coupler impact while backing up
  • Measures 5-3/4" wide x 5-1/4" tall
  • Works with 3/4" or 1" shank trailer hitch balls
  • Measures 2-1/2" from the center of the hitch ball hole to the center of the back of the upright plate
  • Does not include ball mount or ball

Note: Guard will not work on ball mounts in the drop position.

80400 Trailer Hitch Bumper Guard

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Video Transcript for Tow Ready Bumper Guard Review

Today we are going to show you a couple of different bumper guards. We are going to show you part numbers 80400, and these are both from Tow Ready, and this is the steel one with the hammered finish, and we also are going to show you part number 80470, also from Tow Ready, and that is the diamond-plate, aluminum one that you see here. All you need the item to do is fit between your ball mount and the ball itself. The idea behind these is that, if you have got your ball mount in the rise position, and yet the ball situated in front of the license plate, this will actually protect it from getting damaged. OK, what we will do next is go ahead and install one of these on a typical ball mount and give you a good idea of how it works and how it looks.

All right, we will pre-assemble on this ball mount right here. This is a ball mount in its rise position. What simply happens is put that on top, put the ball on there. Now that we have it loosely installed, we will go ahead and put the ball mount in the receiver and then tighten everything up. When we go ahead and tighten down the ball here, it is a good idea to have it actually offset to the side like we have here. It will give you a little bit better leverage when you tighten everything down. All right, right before it starts getting really tight, go ahead and make sure the bumper guard is straight. All right, as you can see here, your bumper is well protected when you back up to your trailer. All right, and there you have it for part number 80400, as shown, the bumper guard with the hammered finish, and 80470, the diamond-plate trailer hitch bumper guard.

Customer Reviews

Trailer Hitch Bumper Guard - 80400

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (40 Customer Reviews)

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by: Christopher C08/05/2013

I am very pleased with the robust, heavy duty quality of the Trailer Hitch Bumper Guard. I have just purchased a new tow vehicle and do not want to damage my new bumper by bumping into trailer coupler which I often did with my old truck....Thanks Etrailer will keep you book marked for all of my trailer needs! 93320


Dear E Trailer, My Trailer Hitch Bumper Guard continues to provide excellent protection. Have not scraped or scratched my bumper yet! Thanks for building such a tough accessory.

Christopher C - 02/03/2015


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by: jerry l10/17/2014

Had no problem. Everything went well. Received my order sooner then expected. 156439



jerry l - 10/17/2015


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by: G.07/02/2015

Rookie mistake, didn't verify the ball was on the trailer hitch completely, and it slid forward and ruined the bumper cover going down a hill. This plate should certainly reduce those chances of it happening again. Know next time when hitching to jump on the hitch make sure its securely locked in to the trailer ball and hitch. 208803

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by: Stu12/15/2013

Very well made & does a great job protecting you SUV or truck. A must have if you use hitch in a "Rise" position. My last 2 cars both had an trailer indentation in the rubber bumper from that one time the trailer rolled forward a few inches when disconnecting or connecting to the car. Just got a new SUV last week & I can be sure there will never be a mark in this bumper. 5 stars - MUST HAVE 110154

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by: Tom A.10/11/2014

I have not yet installed this bumper guard due to the fact that I don't have a 2" wrench or a 1 7/8" socket to remove and reinstall the hitch ball! However, I'd carefully examined this item upon receipt to make sure that it would perform as desired, and am very pleased with the way that it was manufactured. 155605

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by: mark10/01/2016

I purchased this after hitting the rear differential on my Polaris UTV, and cracking it, causing an expensive repair. I wish I would have purchased this item prior to the damage, as it's worked wonderfully and is well worth the money I've spent on it. 302188

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by: mark kiser08/26/2016

The new Colorado has a hitch that is built into the bumper my trailers were eating up the stock bumper the white plastic, got new fab four steel bumper the ball cover fits between the plate and ball like I hoped on the bumper no drop down 288068

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by: Pat B.12/24/2014

Very heavy gauge steel. Nicely finished. Should protect my plastic bumper for many years. Wish they had included a bushing so it would fit tight on a 3/4" stem ball. 'Oregon' makes one that will work - Part number 02-452 166778

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by: Charlie Mac08/25/2015

Ordered on Wednesday at 8pm, by Friday afternoon, it was sitting in the garage. No issues with the order and very fast shipping. Perfect fit for 2016 Mazda CX-5, protection and piece of mind worth the investment. Thanks! 221716

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by: Charlie Mac08/25/2015

Ordered on Wednesday at 8pm, by Friday afternoon, it was sitting in the garage. No issues with the order and very fast shipping. Perfect fit for 2016 Mazda CX-5, protection and piece of mind worth the investment. Thanks! 221712

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by: Wayne S05/03/2012

The picture on this item doesn't do it justice. Very nice quality for the price. I ordered this with the trailer hitch, so it was packaged nicely with it. Love this will not be disappointed in your purchases. 39338

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by: Judy B.06/05/2016

I am new to trailering with a new 2016 Canyon Pick Up, so the bumper guard was a great product for me. Ordering was very easy and delivery time was very fast. I would recommend this product!! 257297

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by: Tom05/23/2015

Great product just what I needed to keep from scratching bumper up anymore than it already is . I should have bought this years ago. Great communication from shipper and fast shipping 195061

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by: Bill S.08/10/2015

This bumper guard is great! Now I can use the reverse camera in my vehicle to align the hitch and ball with no concern about about mis-judging the distance and damaging the bumper. 218064

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by: GC04/27/2014

The build, materials and finish are excellent. It will easily help avoid hitch contact with bumper trim. Thank you for your follow-up and prompt delivery. 127610

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by: Eugene C12/20/2013

This was purchased as a Christmas gift so I can not rate it as of yet Communication was outstanding and product arrived quickly. Would order from again thanks 110757

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by: Scott06/12/2016

This is heavy duty and as advertised. We found t wasn't necessary with the backup camera on the tow vehicle but if you don't have that, this is essential. 260654

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by: lem10/08/2015

There are other manufacturers guards that are more effective. This one is satisfactory and the price is lower than the more effective ones 229526

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by: Anthony C04/02/2013

I wish it were slightly wider, but it is solid and will serve the purpose well. I am satisfied with the product. 73834

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by: Michael03/26/2013

Received the bumper guard and its exactly what I needed to help protect the back of my painted bumper. 72620

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by: Robert K10/07/2013

It looks good. I think it's a little pricey for a bent piece of metal . I guess supply and demand. 102945

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by: Steve D04/18/2015

The bumper guard is perfect for backing my truck up to my boat with confidence using my dash camera. 186088

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by: Steve J09/11/2015

Fits perfect and protects bumper on Mercedes GLK250. Seems to be good quality. I would recommend. 225072

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by: Peter j08/31/2015

Haven't used it yet but love the idea of protecting the plastic bumper on my Roadmaster wagon. 223129

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by: wd753208/02/2016

exactly as described... very high quality... works as it is designed too... highly recommend 278374

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by: CHARLIE02/09/2009


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by: PePe G09/10/2014

Looks ugly but serves the purpose: it protects the bumper from dings and scratches. 150515

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by: Donna B09/23/2016

Nice heavy duty. Using this to protect my bumper. Glad I purchased this product. 299337

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by: Jim L.05/13/2014

Great product fast delivery really needed this to protect my new bumper 130431

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by: Bumper Guard08/09/2012

Haven't used it yet but the delivery was extremely fast. Thanks 51176

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by: David06/21/2012

just what I was looking for, works great, will do business again. 45036

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by: Gary03/30/2011

Well made heavy piece with a nice finish & delivered on time. :-) 10768

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by: Jerry R.10/28/2009

Very Happy with this Went on very easy. Protects bumper well. 2511

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by: Mike D10/14/2011

Terrific product. Arrived early and was just what I needed. 25570

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by: Doug T.03/09/2015

Its just what I was looking for.. works great. 177642

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by: D. MORGAN11/05/2012

as all ways etrailer came through great product 58892

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by: Jeff10/21/2014

Really works well with an easy install 157204

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by: Jill L07/18/2014

Great customer service - Thank you. 142106

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by: Rick B.10/12/2015

Well made worked fine. 229788

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by: Bryan King06/03/2015

Product as shown 200078


Ask the Experts about this Tow Ready Hitch Accessories
Do you have a question about this Hitch Accessory?

  • Will Hidden Hitch Bumper Guard # 80400 Work on a 2-Inch Hitch Ball
  • The Hidden Hitch Bumper Guard # 80400 will work with any hitch ball that has a shank diameter of 3/4-inch or 1-inch. It can be used only on ball mounts that are used in the rise position. As long as your hitch balls have a 3/4- or 1-inch diameter shank then this will work for you. We also offer a diamond plate version from Draw-Tite, part # 80470, that fits the same shank sizes.
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  • Trailer Hitch Bumper Guard Will Work with 3/4 inch or 1 inch Ball Shank Diameters
  • The Trailer Hitch Bumper Guard, item # 80400, will work as long as the diameter of the ball shank is 3/4 inch or 1 inch.
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  • What Color Ball Trailer Hitch Bumper Guards Do You Carry
  • We offer the bumper guards in black or silver diamond plate, we do not have one in flat chrome. The guard is attached by sandwiching it between the ballmount (or bumper) and the ball. Once the ball is tightened on the guard becomes tightened into place as well. It works with 3/4 inch and 1 inch shank diameter balls. Once in position it protects your vehicle by not allowing the trailer to come into contact with the vehicle. As you are backing up the vehicle trying to get the trailer coupler...
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  • Using Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Bumper Guard # 80400 for 2014 Ram 1500
  • The Trailer Hitch Bumper Guard you mentioned, part # 80400 will allow the coupler to attach to the trailer ball, but the Bumper Guard will only install with the ball mount in the rise position, NOT the drop position. If your truck does not have the factory hitch, the Curt Class IV part # 14374 with its 10,000 lb towing 1000 lb tongue weight capacity would be a good choice of hitch. If you wish to see a hitch installation video, please click the provided link. You will want to choose...
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