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Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover with Tether - 2-5/16" Ball

Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover with Tether - 2-5/16" Ball

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Shield your hitch ball from the elements and keep messy grease from getting everywhere at the same time. This durable, weather-resistant cover guards your hitch ball when it's not in use and hangs from it while you tow. 1-800-940-8924 to order Fastway accessories and parts part number FA82-00-3216 or order online at Free expert support on all Fastway products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover with Tether - 2-5/16" Ball. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Fastway Accessories and Parts - FA82-00-3216

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • Ball Cover
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Fastway

Shield your hitch ball from the elements and keep messy grease from getting everywhere at the same time. This durable, weather-resistant cover guards your hitch ball when it's not in use and hangs from it while you tow.


  • Protects trailer hitch ball from the elements when you're not towing
  • Keeps hitch ball grease on the ball where it belongs
  • Hangs from ball while you tow so you won't lose cover
    • Built-in tether wraps around ball during installation so all you have to do to tow is pop the cover off
  • Constructed of durable, weather-resistant rubber
  • Installs quickly and easily - just slip over hitch ball
    • Integrated fins and tabs help grip ball
  • Fits 2-5/16" trailer hitch balls
  • Made in the USA

82-00-3216 Fast Way Tethered Hitch Ball Cover - 2-5/16" Ball

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Video Transcript for Review of Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover - FA82-00-3216

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at Today we're gonna take a look at this Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover with the tether for a two and five sixteenths diameter hitch ball. Now this cover will help protect your trailer hitch ball from the elements when you're not towing. Helps keep the hitch ball grease on the ball where it belongs. And what's nice, this'll hang from the ball while you're towing, so you won't lose the cover. Has this built-in tether here that'll wrap around the ball during installation.

So all you have to do is pop the cover off and then it'll hang in place. This is constructed of a nice durable weather resistant rubber. And it does install very quickly and easily. You just slip it over the hitch ball. The integrated fins on the inside and these tabs here help grip the ball, help hold it in place.

And it is designed to fit two and five sixteenths diameter trailer hitch balls. Now I happened to pull one of those hitch balls, just to show you how this would install. So basically what you would do is take your circle portion of the tether here and first put that, stretch this over the ball itself. Once you get that over there, now you can see that it'll just hang in place when you're towing. And when you're not towing, you just take this, push it down over there and it is a nice snug fit.

And once you get it down over the ball, just like that. And now it's protecting it. And again, it stays in place. And then when you're ready to tow, all you have to do is just pry this off. And as I mentioned, as you can see, it is a very snug fit, so you don't have to worry about it bouncing around or flopping.

And then once you get this off the ball, go ahead and hook up your trailer and then just leave that hanging. Simple as that. But that should do it for the review on this Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover with the tether for a two and five sixteenths diameter hitch ball..

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Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover with Tether - 2-5/16" Ball - FA82-00-3216

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (95 Customer Reviews)

Shield your hitch ball from the elements and keep messy grease from getting everywhere at the same time. This durable, weather-resistant cover guards your hitch ball when it's not in use and hangs from it while you tow.


I've never used a hitch ball cover but, I'm excited to give this new product a try. I'm hoping it will protect and extend the life of my current hitch ball for many years to come.


A breeze to install, no more grease on my trousers. We will see how it performs over the long term.



the teather broke off almost right fault. this item still protects me from hitch ball grease.


Performs as expected


Fits great!!


Good product for the price.


This is a really good product for preventing grease on pant leg when trailer is unhooked. The cover dangles when pulling trailer but the rubber leash has not yet broken after 3k miles at 70+ mph.


Fastway ball covers fit well and the tether is a great idea, don't have to find something to wrap it in and a place to store it until your done towing. The ball mount bag is another great idea, but use the ball cover so you don't get grease inside the bag.

Dean S.




The trailer hitch cover works like it should. I like that it attaches with an extra band around the ball so when you take the top off it dangles so you can't lose it. It also has rubber sections that close the bottom so less dirt and mud can get onto the ball. Looks very easy to clean if needed...just rinse off. Happy customer.


Very practical, keeps my shins, clean and unharmed!


Holding up well after a year of frequent use.


Most hitch ball covers are designed by people who do not know how their product should work.
Using other covers with a tight fit bottom simply wipes the grease off of the ball and onto the bottom of the cover making more of a mess, and where do you store it?
Someone who designed this cover actually took the time to realize what is required and maybe used the product.


The best ball cover I have seen and I will order a few more in the future for my 2" balls, which this also fits. Most of the covers are a flexible plastic and this one is more like rubber. I purchased this one solely due to the retention strap so the cover stays with the ball in use or in storage. This cover fits my 2 5/16" balls snugly and my 2" balls okay.

Inside the cover where it slips over the ball, there are two methods of keeping the cover on the ball; 1) three vertical ribs from bottom to top and 2) five petals spread around the bottom. On my 2 5/16" balls, the petals contact the grease as it slides over the balls and tends to spread a small amount of grease onto the ball mount assembly, which just creates more of a potential, future mess possibly, in my storage bag. I removed the petals and the cover still fits well in a static test. Time will tell how this mod works in practice going down the road with the cover in place over the ball, which I think the petals are designed to help retain. I will not remove the petals on the balls for my weight distributing head assembly since that is not stored in a bag.


Easy to install. Covers the ball completely and will keep you from getting grease on your pants by bumping into it. Plus it will keep your hitch ball from rusting. If the hitch ball has a little bit of grease on it the retainer ring will slip on easily.


just what i expected, fits well and does what it's intended to do. i'm more impressed with e trailer's communication and fast shipping

Barry S.


still working fine, l i really like the band that keeps it there where you need it.


The cap fits just fine, should do an excellent job of keeping dirt and rain out of plug. It's too bad the cat got to it before I had a chance to install it, and chewed the tether ring in two. Have not used ball cover yet but fits well.


This keeps the grease from the ball off your clothes! The attached ring is great and prevents you having to remember to get a cover and put it back on. Just let it dangle when towing.


Great product. Used both the 2 inch and 2 5/16 to cover balls that were greased. The design works, staying on the ball and not removing the grease when taking them off and on.


Great product. The only ball cover I know of that does not remove the grease on the ball.
Also, being rubber not PVC could weather does not affect its flexibility. I have the same comments for all three sizes.


Nice item. Keeps hitch freshly greased ready for trailer hook up.


I use a ball grease that easy gets on my cloths, when not hooked up I right away cap the ball. Love this product.


The strap holding the cover on tore within the first week. Garbage! Etrailer did nothing to help. DO NOT BUY. It's a great idea but poorly made.


As I was putting one of the ball covers on, the circular strap that retains the cover when not on the ball broke as I was trying to stretch it over the ball.


This is the only hitch cover I could find that had an attachment ring. In my opinion they are useless without it. Thanks for providing this


great product, thanks again Etrailer

Bob H.


Works great and does the job! thanks for quality products.


Product was delivered right on time as has been with all my past purchases from e-trailer. Happy with the product and the service.

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See what our Experts say about this Fastway Accessories and Parts

  • Will Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover # FA82-00-3216 Whip Around in Wind When Not Attached to Ball
    When you are towing with the # FA82-00-3216 and you have the cap off it would not whip around in the wind as the amount of wind at the rear of a vehicle is much less significant than at the front.
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  • Rubber Hitch Ball Cover Recommendation for 2-5/16 inch Hitch Ball
    For a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball we do have rubber hitch covers like the Fastway part # FA82-00-3216 which would work well. The cover has a tether on it as well that keeps it from getting lost when there is a trailer hooked up to it.
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  • Would the Hitch Ball Cover fit on the Gooseneck Ball of a B and W Gooseneck Hitch Stowed
    Yes, the Hitch Ball Cover # FA82-00-3216 would fit on the ball of a B and W Turnover Gooseneck Hitch with the hitch ball up. We haven't ever tested it with the hitch ball down and neither has either manufacturer so I can't confirm.
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  • Can Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount, # DTALBM6800 withstand Indiana Winters
    I would always recommend storing a ball mount of any type and in any geographic location because I personally hate bumping by shins or knees on them! I have also seen some get corroded and stuck in the hitch receiver so that is another reason to take it out when not in use. The outer parts of the Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount, # DTALBM6800, will withstand those harsh Indiana winters, salt brine, debris, and all. The unit is made of aluminum so it is strong and corrosion...
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  • Availability of Rubber Cover that fits Over Entire Hitch Ball
    We have covers that will fit over the entire hitch ball, though at present we do not have covers that will fit over the mount. The mount will be powder coated or aluminum in some cases so they should resist rust without issue. If your hitch ball has a 2-5/16 inch diameter we have # FA82-00-3216. For a 1-7/8 inch and 2 inch diameter hitch ball there is # FA82-00-3220. These units slide nicely over the ball and covers the whole thing. The fit is good and it stays on until you take it...
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball Cover For 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
    There is a cover you can use for your 2-5/16" hitch ball, but the Anderson cap is just for their greaseless Hardball hitch ball, so it would not be used on the 2-5/16" Andersen Ultimate hitch ball. However, if you did want a cover for that or a different hitch ball, there is an option from Fastway: - Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover with Tether - 2-5/16" Ball # FA82-00-3216
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  • Should the Hitch Ball on a Weight Distribution System Be Greased
    Yes, you should absolutely be using some grease on the top of your hitch ball, the White Grease Hitch Ball Lube part # 58117 in particular which is formulated specifically to reduce friction which is what is causing the chrome coating to wear off. The absence of this chrome coating is then going to allow for rust to occur therefore, I recommend you either cover the hitch ball while not in use with the Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover part # FA82-00-3216 or you can replace it. For replacement,...
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  • Ways to Prevent Rust on Interchangeable Hitch Ball Sets
    Yes, I am sure that there are many people out there with your similar concerns. Since an interchangeable hitch ball set like part # 63803 has the quick-release mechanism on the top of the ball, it is very possible for water to get in here. In an effort to prevent this, we recommend doing just as you said, keep things greased with a light weight oil and stored when not in use. As for using a cover, the good news about a cover is that it will prevent the ball from direct contact with the...
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