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Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball Cover - 1-7/8" and 2" Balls - Black

Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball Cover - 1-7/8" and 2" Balls - Black

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Protect your hands and clothes from messy trailer hitch ball grease with this black cover. Durable rubber construction resists the elements. The cover also helps prevent dirt and rust from building up on the ball. Call 800-298-1624 to order Tow Ready accessories and parts part number 42250 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball Cover - 1-7/8" and 2" Balls - Black. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Tow Ready Accessories and Parts - 42250

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • Ball Cover
  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • Tow Ready

Protect your hands and clothes from messy trailer hitch ball grease with this black cover. Durable rubber construction resists the elements. The cover also helps prevent dirt and rust from building up on the ball.


Features:

  • Protective cover keeps your hands and clothes free of messy trailer hitch ball grease when you're not towing
    • Also reduces negative effects of weather, rust, and dirt on the ball
  • Durable rubber construction withstands the elements
  • Simple installation and removal in seconds - just slide on and off
  • Black color complements any other black trim on your vehicle


Specs:

  • Application: 1-7/8" and 2" trailer hitch balls
  • 1-Year limited warranty


42250 Tow Ready Ball Cover - 1-7/8" and 2" Hitch Balls - Black




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Video Transcript for Tow Ready Hitch Ball 42250 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number 42250. This is the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch ball cover for 1-7/8" and 2" hitch ball. The protective cover is going to keep your hands and clothes free of messy trailer hitch ball grease when you're not towing. It's also going to reduce negative effects of weather, rust, and dirt that could accumulate on the hitch ball itself. This is made from a durable rubber construction so it is designed to stand up really well against the elements. Very simple installation and removal. You can get it on and off in just a couple seconds.

It simply just slides on and off. Now the black color is going to compliment any other type of black trim that you may have on your vehicle so it's going to blend in well. Is going to look really good on the back of your vehicle. This is designed to fit 1-7/8" hitch balls as well as 2" hitch balls, but I do want to note that this is going to fit a 1-7/8" hitch ball a little bit easier than a 2" ball. If you put some grease on the inside here or if you have some grease on your hitch ball this should slide really easily onto a 1-7/8" ball and the grease and stuff should help assist it onto a 2" ball as well. I do have a 1-7/8" hitch ball here today.

It is not lubricated in any way. I just want to show you that it does fit the 1-7/8" hitch ball perfectly. It's going to be pretty tight once it gets down to about that far, but if you work it a little bit more you can actually get it all the way down to cover up the wrench flats and go right to the base of that hitch ball platform. That's going to do it for today's review of part number 42250. This is the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch ball cover for 1-7/8" hitch balls and 2" hitch balls. .


Customer Reviews

Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball Cover - 1-7/8" and 2" Balls - Black - 42250

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (123 Customer Reviews)

Protect your hands and clothes from messy trailer hitch ball grease with this black cover. Durable rubber construction resists the elements. The cover also helps prevent dirt and rust from building up on the ball.

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After getting grease on my pants yet again I ordered one of these Trailer Ball Covers for each of my hitches. No more grease marks! These also help to keep the ball clean and lubed up ready for use.


Comments
I have 3 hitches for various trailers to keep them rolling level, since purchasing three Trailer Ball Covers NO MORE GREASY PANTS!
Carroll W - 07/19/2017



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Works great over a 2 5/16" ball. It is easy to place and remove and it keeps the greased ball clean.



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Was skeptical after reading other reviews about using this on a 2" ball. Ungreased it wasn't going on but once I greased the ball up, it slid right on nicely. I got it because I use grease on my hitch otherwise I don't see that it would be that useful.



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These are too snug for the 2" ball. You really need separate sizes. There is not enough give in this material to fit that range of ball size. I had to add splits in my cover so I could use it. I would prefer a cover designed to fit a 2" ball that is easy to install and remove, but will not fall off.



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This is the first time I've used one of these. It only goes on if the ball is greased and comes off easy enough. This should keep my pants from knocking up against the ball and getting grease on them, keep the ball clean of dirt. and save on grease as well as WD40 which I used to clean off the grease so I wouldn't get the aforementioned pants greasy when the ball isn't in use.


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Still using it. Still doing the job.
Mark L - 06/06/2018



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Work as intended. Durable.


Comments
Still going strong, I have all 3 sizes and they keep the ball clean and free of rusting. Love em.
Bernard H - 08/06/2021


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This is a great product. I may be purchasing a truck soon and this will also fit a 2"ball. I have purchased other items and have had great success with good advice.


Comments
Excellent
James A - 06/02/2020


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I received everything that I requested in a short time even with the free shipping. The ball mount and the balls I requested and the 2-5/16th ball and the 2" ball were just what I needed. the ball cap for the 2-5/16 ball fit perfect the ball cap for the 2" was really just made for the smaller ball. I would recommend that they make a ball cap for just the 2" ball. Got it to fit but not that well. I will need breaks for my boat trailer after this season and I plan on using etrailer for those parts. will need to call them before I make purchase as Im not sure how to size them up.



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Thanks etrailer for stocking this product. Maybe the wife will quit fussing about getting grease on her slacks when at the trunk of the car. Shout and Zout don't help. Now if I am only able to remember to put the ball cover on it will certainly help keep marital bliss around this household!.



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This product is awesome! By covering my greasy tow ball, it has saved me from getting countless grease spots on my pants and shirts. It's also extremely easy to handle - I just throw it in my toolbox when not in use.



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Review for a ball cover? They asked so here it is. Etrailer is all about service. You hit submit it seems and get an email about your order immediately. I got a phone call in an hour on a Sat afternoon apologizing that something was out of stock and coming in and might be late. The order was here in three days!!!! I get this way heavy duty box dropped on porch with my tires and stuff. All perfect and way soon. What do you say? This is the best online company I've dealt with.



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I am using the covers to cap off a vehicle registration tube on a semi trailer and it seems to work well. I was unable to find the end caps that go on there, without buying a complete new tube so I improvised with this item. Etrailer has super quick response time and great customer service. Would recommend business with them.



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A year later still working good, only time it not on the truck doing its job is when I have a trailer on. etrailer.com was great to do business with. This is not the only part from etrailer.com always has fast shipping.



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I almost bought a tow package and had it installed from a local shop, but after seeing the excellent install videos on here realized how easy it was, including the wiring, which is what I was hesitant of. Sight design and product info is excellent also. I found the same products on two other sites a little cheaper, but I had to use this site just to check their spotty and/or non-existant product information. So naturally I supprorted this company for the customer service. Shipping was fast, free and accurate.



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Fit my 2 inch trailer ball well, looks really good on my hitch.



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When I first received this product, it wouldn't fit on my 2" ball. I tossed it aside, assuming it was useless. A few months later, after I had greased the ball, I figured I'd give the cover another try. The cover slid on easily. I've been using it regularly ever since. It's nothing fancy, but it does it's job by staying on and keeping my pants from getting grease stains every time I brush against the hitch.



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works great for kepping grease of you pants while getting in and out of your truck.and keeps dirt and grit from getting on the ball when hitch is removed.


Comments
Great keeps the grease off you knees and shins.
Munster - 06/06/2017



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Excellent ball cover for hitch storage. Simple but elegant solution for keeping grease off of everything else.


Comments
In the year I ve owned, Ive discovered the secret to putting the cover on a 2 ball is to squeeze the cover closed like a turkey baster as you slip onto the ball - the vacuum will allow the cover to slip on the greasy-ball more easily.
Rich - 10/19/2017



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They were hard to to install and hard to pull off. One split when installing. So I was not impressed with them. I buy things from your company and this was the only issue



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I used this covers 30 years ago, and was not a fan. Now perhaps in my slower life style these covers will come in handy keep my hitch ball clean, and grease other gear being stowed.



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i HAVE PURCHASED SEVERAL PRODUCTS FROM ETRAILER. HAVE ALWAYS HAD QUICK DELIVERY OF THE PRODUCT I ORDERED. PRODUCTS WORK WELL AND ARE EXCELLENT QUALITY. SERVICE, INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE FROM ETRAILER IS TOP NOTCH, THAT IS WHY i HAVE BEEN A REPEAT CUSTOMER FOR A LONG TIME.



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I order this item hoping to keep grease on a 2" hitch ball from making a mess. Unfortunately it seems very tight and I'm not sure it will be usable. I might try stretching it but it will likely be better suited for 17/8" balls.



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Great product Protect the finish of the trailer ball?? No. Protect your wifes pants from getting greasy and costing you a butt-chewing?? Oh Yes!! Cover slips right over the ball with no problems. I have had mine for over 2 years and it is still in perfect shape.



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Works well. Allows me to keep the ball on my hitch greased without it getting on me when I am at near my tailgate.



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Slides nicely over a lubed hitch, stays on without any problems. Definite Hallmarks Points for keeping the grease off the Mrs' pants.


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