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Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball Cover - 2-5/16" Balls - Black

Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball Cover - 2-5/16" Balls - Black

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  • Hitch Ball
  • Ball Cover
  • 2-5/16 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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tow Ready accessories and parts part number 42251 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 - 2-5/16" Balls - Black. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Tow Ready Accessories and Parts - 42251

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: 2-5/16" trailer hitch balls
  • 1-Year limited warranty


42251 Tow Ready Ball Cover - 2-5/16" Hitch Balls - Black







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Video Transcript for Tow Ready Hitch Ball 42251 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number 42251. This is the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Ball Cover for 2 5/16" hitch balls. 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 from compiling or building up on to the ball. This is made from a durable rubber construction. It's going to stand up really well against the elements.

Very simple installation and removal, you can do that in just a couple seconds. All you have to do is slide it on and pull it back off. The black color is going to complement any other type of black trim that you may have on your vehicle. It's going to look really nice at the back of your car. Now, this is designed for 2 5/16" trailer hitch balls. Just want to show you real quick how to install.

I have a 2 5/16" hitch ball here today. All you have to do is to slide it over. Provides a nice tight secure fit so you just wiggle that down and push it all the way on to the hitch ball. That's going to do it for our review of part number 42251. This is the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Ball Cover for 2 5/16" hitch balls.

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Customer Reviews

Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball Cover - 2-5/16" Balls - Black - 42251

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (110 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. 365345



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I received the hitch ball cover within 4 days of my order and it fit perfectly. Wish I had looked online sooner since I wasted my time looking in the local stores. No one carries the 2 5/16 size. Thanks a bunch. I'll be a repeat Customer. 228688


Comments

Its been just fine. I recommend it to other people that are looking for one and mentioned it to the guys at our NAPA store. May be an opportunity for you since, much to their surprise, they didnt carry one in their catalog.

Jim A - 10/01/2016

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Ball cover. Decent material. Fits appropriately. Still need to invent a self cleaning version that remembers to reinstall itself so I keep my kids cleaner! 642023



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It arrived early and already installed on hitch ball no more mess. etrailer is always prompt to answer at our e mail. 606963



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Works well and fits like a glove on 2 5/16 ball. 604079



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Bought this to use during storage of weight distribution hitch (WDH) and more importantly while I've got the WDH on the truck with no trailer so I don't get grease on me WHEN, not if, I bump into the ball. 602450



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worked great to cover a grease hitch ball when not in use. 596975



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Everything’s all ok and happy with the product I received. 595600



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Works just like it ought to! 592830



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I grease the hitch balls , so these help to keep the grease from getting everywhere since I remove my hitch when not in use 578287



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Work alot better than plastic grocery bags for keeping dirt and grit from sticking to the grease on the ball. Ended up buying 3 different sizes for my hitches. Good quality stuff here. 578013



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Good product speedy service 552665



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Does the job. I'll tell you more when I see how it long they last 548577



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Works perfect. 547285



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Nice fit and easier to get on/off than my other brand that I had. 545173



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Works great over a 2" ball. Beats a tennis ball, that's for sure... 525450



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Great tools to have. Easy installation. Everything works as expected. 520715



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It's very hard to find a cover for a 2 5/16 inch trailer ball, this one fit perfectly and will do the trick for me! 510638



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product was delivered in a timely manner. very satisfied. 504959



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Part looks of good quality, thanks for the fast service. 489388



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Good product. No problems with it. 486687



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work great 460828


Comments

very good product keeps grease off of me

Richard K - 12/16/2018

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Fits snug and will save you a good pair of pants! 458042



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No frills solution to covering up that greasy hitch ball. Fits perfectly! 457549



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5 ?????????? All the way..... quick service no hassle, I purchased a trailer ball hitch cover and it looks great....... 454137



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Good quality. Easy to slip on and off in summer, snug fit in winter. Also doubles as insulated mug in a pinch. Would recommend. 450853



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Top quality and fast shipping- thanks 450265



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Good heavy construction 425161



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This ball cover works well. It's just the right size in that it doesn't slip off too easily, but also doesn't require a lot of force to pull off (a problem I've had with previous ball covers). 424191



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Perfect fit for the right price. 405250



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Just what I needed when I needed it. Great price, superb customer service, and impressive follow up. Dealt with company several times in the past and will continue to as long as I have trailers. 403474



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Perfect fit for my larger ball hitch. Keeps the grease off me and on the hitch. No problem company to work with. They always ship within a day. Awesome. Thank you. 396020



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Great Service 389207



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Unfortunately it was stolen 3 days after I put it on. Someday I will order another one. 378648



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Great product and service!!! 375775



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Great product and fast shipping. 368393



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Keeps my ball greased and clean, what more could a guy want. 357090



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not much to say .. its a BALL cover, keeps grease away from where its not supposed to be ... like my dogs face when she tries to steel my tennis ball covers used to cover the balls on all of my hitches ... 351856



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Got the item, timely manner, no problems....would use them again. 331676



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It's been great. When we pulled it off two days ago it stuck to the ball and had a tough time removing it. 326120


Comments

Thanks for your review and your business, Kira! To ease install and removal of your ball cover, I suggest using a thin layer of grease, such as part number 58117.

-- Laura E - 12/21/2016

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Great Product, and Service. 322953



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Nice ball cover. Keeps you from getting grease on you clothes. 318091



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Great product and I bought a couple different sizes. I would buy again. 315174



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No more greasy pant legs from my trailer ball. etrailer have these 2 5/16" ball covers at a very good price with fair shipping costs. Other sellers want way too much for a piece of rubber. 315127


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Works Fine so far. Takes the heat and cold well.

DougD - 11/09/2017

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Excellent product, fit my balls perfectly. Only problem was shipping cost was almost as much as the cover. 308231



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Good product. Use one in a while but afraid someone will steal it. Very good quality. 303604



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Inexpensive and now I won't be covered in grease. 299687



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Works as advertised. 293793



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it works 289971



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We searched all over for this item - camping supply stores, trailer hitch stores, hardware stores, auto parts stores, farm supply stores, and even Wal-Mart. We could find it nowhere! Finally etrailer.com came to the rescue. Next time we are looking for something we will try them first. 287662


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  • Ways to Prevent Rust on Interchangeable Hitch Ball Sets Like Tow Ready # 63803
  • 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...
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  • Would the Hitch Ball Cover # 42251 fit on the Gooseneck Ball of a B and W Gooseneck Hitch Stowed
  • Yes, the Hitch Ball Cover # 42251 would fit on the ball of a B and W Turnover Gooseneck Hitch even with it in the stowed position. The only problem is that it might fall off while upside down and end up lost on the highway.
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  • Are Black Hitch Balls Available for the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount part # BWTS20040B is not offended with a set of black hitch balls. The reason you do not see many black hitch ball is due to rust. The chrome coating and or stainless construction which has a silver color are made this way as they have a very strong coating which is needed to prevent the hitch ball from rusting. I recommend using a black cap over each ball if aesthetics is all you are concerned about. For the 2" ball you can use part # 42250 and for the...
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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 and shank, though at present we do not have covers that will fit over the mount. If your hitch ball has a 2-5/16 inch diameter we have # 42251. For a 1-7/8 inch and 2 inch diameter hitch ball there is # 42250. These units slide nicely over the ball and covers the whole thing. The fit is good and it stays on until you take it off.
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  • Diversi-Tech Replacement Stainless Double Ball for Diversi-Tech DTSTBM Ball Mounts # DTBM28
  • Yes, the Diversi-Tech Replacement Stainless Double Ball for DTSTBM Ball Mounts, part # DTBM28, is a direct replacement double ball for their Solid-Tow series adjustable aluminum ball mounts. This replacement stainless steel double ball installs using a 5/16-inch hex wrench. The procedure is as follows: 1) Loosen the hex bolt that holds the ball platform to the ball mount and slide the platform off the mount; 2) Run the hex bolt that holds the balls in the ball platform all the way in...
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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 Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball Cover part # 42251 or you replace it. For replacement, the...
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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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