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Skull LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black

Skull LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black

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Let your personality shine with this distinctive hitch cover. Red LEDs beneath the durable, black plastic of this 3-D skull illuminate with a sinister glow when you activate your vehicle's tail lights or brakes. Call 800-298-1624 to order Reese hitch covers part number RP86529 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Skull LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black. Hitch Covers reviews from real customers.
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Reese Hitch Covers - RP86529

  • Misc Covers
  • Novelty
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Skulls
  • Plastic Face
  • Light-Up
  • Reese
  • Emblem

Let your personality shine with this distinctive hitch cover. Red LEDs beneath the durable, black plastic of this 3-D skull illuminate with a sinister glow when you activate your vehicle's tail lights or brakes.


  • Light-up 3-D skull adds some sinister style to your vehicle
  • Skull glows red when running lights are on and brightens when the brake pedal is pressed
    • Low illumination while you're using tail lights
    • High illumination when you brake or turn on the hazard lights
  • High-gloss black coating appears transparent when lights are activated
  • Red LEDs are long-lasting and energy efficient
  • Hitch cover slides into receiver, keeping out dirt and grime
    • Mounting brackets and hardware included for both 1-1/4" and 2" receiver tubes
  • Foam gaskets ensure a snug, rattle-free fit
  • Wiring harness plugs into your vehicle's existing 4-pole trailer connector
  • Durable plastic is corrosion resistant
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Reese has created this skull-shaped, light-up hitch cover to look like an ordinary hitch cover in daytime, non-braking situations. When you turn on your vehicle's tail lights or activate the brakes, the cover's unique black coating appears transparent and bright red LEDs shine through. The long-lasting LEDs have 2 intensity levels. The red lights remain set at low illumination when your vehicle's tail lights are on. When you activate your brakes or turn on your hazard lights, the LEDs burn brighter to draw attention to your vehicle. The hitch cover will not flash when your turn signals are activated.

Hitch covers are fun to show off and they look cool, but they do more than just accessorize your vehicle. A hitch cover helps to keep dirt out of your receiver and deters rust, so you can easily insert ball mounts and other hitch accessories when you need them. This hitch cover is a great way to protect your receiver and show off your own personal sense of style, all in one.

Simple Assembly

Mounting brackets for both 1-1/4" and 2" hitch receivers are included. These 2-piece brackets attach to the hitch cover face with the supplied hardware.

The 2" bracket has countersunk bolt holes that allow it to sit flush on the back of the skull when fully assembled. There is a slot built into this bracket that allows you to pass the wiring through. The 1-1/4" bracket mounts on top of the threaded posts. Instead of passing the wires the wires through a built-in slot, you are required to run the wires between the bracket and the skull with this setup.

Note that the converter, which is necessary to keep the hitch cover from flashing when your turn signals are activated, can be tucked inside the assembled 2" mounting bracket. However, the module doesn't fit inside of the 1-1/4" bracket, so if you use this hitch cover on your 1-1/4" receiver, the converter will hang on the outside of the mounting bracket.

86529 Reese Towpower Light-Up Skull Hitch Cover - Black

Video of Skull LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Reese Skull LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover Review

Dustin: Hey everybody, Dustin here at etrailer.com. Today we're taking a look at the Light Up Skull Hitch Cover for two inch and inch and a quarter hitches from Reese. In addition to making the back of your vehicle look super bad to the bone, this hitch cover is going to help keep out dirt and debris from your hitch, keeping it easier to use for future applications. Cool thing about this, unlike most hitch covers on the market is it plugs right into your four-pole connection so it gets power when your running lights are on. That's what gives you that glowing red skull at night.It's a highly durable plastic construction so you don't have to worry about rocks or anything chipping it while you're going down the road. Also, you can see right here, it's got a foam gasket on the side that's going to reduce any rattles and shakes going down the road.

So this guy is staying in place. It's going to look tough. It's going to act tough.It's going to operate with your headlights or your hazard lights, keeping you more visible at night. And let's be honest, making it look a little cooler, going down the road. It's illuminated with red LEDs that are going to last an extraordinarily long time.

You'll never have to worry about changing the lights for the life of your hitch cover. That's going to complete our look at the Light Up Skull Hitch Receiver Cover for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches from Reese..

Customer Reviews

Skull LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black - RP86529

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (45 Customer Reviews)

Let your personality shine with this distinctive hitch cover. Red LEDs beneath the durable, black plastic of this 3-D skull illuminate with a sinister glow when you activate your vehicle's tail lights or brakes.

- RP86529

So far everything works great. Very bright for added safety. Would buy again and again. Cord reaches on a 2017 Silverado 1500. Easy assembly

- RP86529

Looks Awesome ....Now To Get A Lock For It

David,Thank you for your review. I recommend part# 7683
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 12/30/2017

- RP86529

Great product and shippung was on time with a good tracking option very pleased

- RP86529

It was two months late but it is cool I like it works good

- RP86529

This was a replacement i destroyed the other in a snow bank you have never been disappointed with your products or shipping...thanks etrailer

- RP86529

The plug wire is too short, it won't reach the trailer plug. It is supposed to be long enough for most vehicles, only 1% are supposed to need extension wire to make it work. Lucky me, I'm in the 1%, I guess. It's about an inch or so too short. 2017 GMC Sierra hitch. I have to go search to find the extension now, I guess. The foam is also too thick, I can't put the bolt through with the foam on it.

- RP86529

this is the second one i have ordered they look and work great

- RP86529

My hubby loved it,and I was very happy with the update of my delivery

- RP86529

Absolutely love this! Great addition to my vehicle!

- RP86529

Love it!

- RP86529

The scull trailer hitch cover is exactly as advertised. No complaints. The only recommendation would be that the wires were a hair longer to accomadate the vehicles where the trailer light plug-in isn't right next to the hitch. Fast shipping and overall very happy with it! Looks great on my SUV.

- RP86529

etrailer has been great with shipping, communication, etc!!!! NO complaints, great experience and will certainly look forward to purchasing from them again. Skull is just as described and very cool cover for my trailer hitch!

- RP86529

I purchased a skull lighted hitch cover black in colour and when you apply your brakes the whole skull glows red. It's the best one I've ever bought . I had one before but only the eye's lit up this is by far the best . The shipping was also great on time like they said it would arrive at my home . Thank you to all at etrailer

- RP86529

I think this skull hitch cover is awesome. Putting it together was a bit of a pain due to having to get a screwdriver long enough to fit down the two halfs of the assembled shaft in order to attach the shaft to the skull. Please be aware during assembly of the two shaft pieces that there is a small square cut out on the shaft assembly that the wiring needs to go into. I recommend feeding the wiring into the shaft enough so that the wiring shielding is inside the shaft and the bare wires do not protrude outside the shaft. It looks great and works well.

- RP86529

These are cool looking. I had to replace mine because some on ripped the skull off cause the liked it too. Lights well. Looks great. Plugs right into 4 wire plug. Fast shipping

- RP86529

Works and looks great. I even get people taking pics of the hitch cover while at stop lights.

- RP86529

The part fit into the tow receiver and cable length was adequate to connect with the 4 pin receptacle. The electronics worked as advertised. Assemble took about 10 minutes. The directions were vague however.

- RP86529

Perfekt and easy to install Thanks

- RP86529

Love it good quality and works great all my friends like it better then my chrome plated skull it's so bright at day or night

- RP86529

Fit well into 2 inch class iv hitch

- RP86529

Everything arrived faster than I thought it would and everything looks great!!! I will be buying more when I need trailer parts in future. Things should go alright installing unless I screw it up.

- RP86529

Very cool and well made. Looks great on my Truck, lots of compliments!

- RP86529

Great product, would recommend to other s.

- RP86529

Quality product,shipped on time

- RP86529

This is a great hitch cover. Looks good on my black Toyota Tundra.

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Ask the Experts about this Reese Hitch Covers

  • Height of Skull Above Shank and Length of 4-Way Wiring for Lighted Skull Hitch Cover RP86529
    I went out to the warehouse to measure the lighted skull hitch cover # RP86529. If used in a 2 inch trailer hitch the distance from the top of the shank to the top of the skull is 1-1/2 inches. When used in a 1-1/4 inch hitch the distance is 1-3/4 inches. The wiring measures 19 inches long from end to end.
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  • Recommended 4-Way Flat Wiring Extension for Lighted Accessory
    For a 4-way trailer wiring extender, I recommend the Hopkins 4-Pole Loop - 12" Long # HM48145. If you need a slightly longer extender than that, I recommend the Hopkins Endurance Easy-Pull 4-Flat Extension w/ 2 Grip Rings - Vehicle and Trailer Ends - 24" # HM47004.
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  • Will Skull LED Hitch Cover RP86529 Fit Hitch on 2014 Chevy Equinox
    Yes, the Skull LED Hitch Receiver Cover # RP86529 will fit the hitch on your 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. Your car could be equipped with either a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III trailer hitch, and the Pilot hitch cover is designed to be able to work with both sizes. If you need a 4-pole trailer wiring harness to power your LED-equipped hitch cover you can use part # 56094 from Curt, which is a simple plug-and-play harness that plugs in to your tail lights without the need to cut...
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  • Harley-Davidson Hitch Covers and LED Options
    We have a wide variety of Harley-Davidson hitch covers, but unfortunately that LED version you are referencing isn't one of them. I wish we had it as I'm sure that is really nice like the Ford, Chevy, GMC, and Ram options we carry. I have linked the page to all the options we currently have available to assist. We don't have any that light up, but we do have the classic look like the bar and shield # PC002238. I've linked the page to all the hitch cover options for HD. If you want...
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  • Light Up Trailer Hitch Cover for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    There are a number of trailer hitch receiver that fit a 2 inch hitch and light up, and I'll go over a few options for you, though there isn't a light up Harley-Davidson cover as of this writing. You have a number of choices though, including the following: - Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-017 - Skull LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - Black # RP86529 - Dodge Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover for 2" Trailer Hitches # CR-007D - GMC Brake Light Trailer Hitch...
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