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 800-298-8924 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

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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.



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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 Hitch Covers - Misc Covers - RP86529 Review

Male: Today we're going to be taking a look at part number RP86529, this is the skull LED lighted trailer hitch cover for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. Today I have it set up as if we are installing it in a two inch hitch. This is going to light up, it's got the 3D skull that's going to add a lot of style to the vehicle. Hitch covers are also going to keep dirt and grime out of your hitch, which going to protect it from rust and corrosion. The skull is going to glow red when the running lights are on, and it's going to brighten up when the brake pedal is pressed. It's going to come with a converter. If you can look in there, there's going to be a little black box, you can choose to install this a couple of different ways.

Assembly is very easy, all you have to do is assemble these tabs on the back here. It's going to come with the tabs for both two inch and inch and a quarter, it's going to come with your foam gaskets and mounting hardware for either set. That converter box does not have to be installed inside there, I have ours installed because it's still going to give me clearance for the pin holes and my hitch pin and clip or hitch lock, so it's not going to interfere with it in that tube. If you're using this plug right here, then you probably would have to mount that to the wiring or underneath, so that's what the zip tie is included for. That way you can get that converter box kind of secured, but the converter is included, it's pre-installed.

What that does, it isolates the brake signal from the turn signal that way the hitch cover doesn't flash every time you activate your vehicle's turn signals. We're going to have a high gloss black coating that's going to appear transparent when the lights are activated. It's going to feature red LEDs, very long lasting, as well as energy efficient. The hitch cover is going to slide into your hitch and then you're going to secure it with a hitch pin and clip or a hitch lock. Those are going to be sold separately, but that's going to secure it or lock it to the hitch. You can see here that on the plugs we're going to have two pin hole locations, you can choose what ever one works best for your application.

You're also going to have two pin hole locations on the inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter plugs as well. The foam gaskets are going to go over that shank area or that hitch plug. That's going to help reduce rattle and noise during travel, it's also going to provide a nice snug fit. The wiring harness is designed to plug into your vehicle's existing 4-pole trailer connector. The unit is going to be made from a durable plastic construction. Again, your hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock are sold separately.

One of the other things I want to point out is here over the wires, we're going to have a black casing. That's really going to hide the wires, so it's not really going to obstruct the appearance with this in your hitch. It's going to do a really good job at hiding those wires. What I want to do now is go ahead and get it ready to install in our hitch, very simple process. I already have the foam gasket on. We're simply going to take it and slide it into the receiver tube until we get our pin holes to line up, then we'll need to secure it with our hitch pin and clip or hitch lock. The one I'm using for demonstration today is part number PC3, it's going to come with your standard five eights inch pin and clip. Once we have that secured in our hitch, again whether you are doing it on a two inch application or inch and a quarter application, we'd be then ready to make our connection with the 4-pole flat plugs. Then we can turn off our overhead lights, you can see here that it's going to glow red. This is going to be the tail lights, then when we apply the brakes, it's going to illuminate for a brighter signal output. Again, tail lights, and brake lights. That's going to do it for today's look at part number RP86529.


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   (32 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.

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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. 427535



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Service was outstanding! 212689



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Awesome look and easy to install. The only problem was that the wires were not long enough unless they are run on the outside. 269690



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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 479593



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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. 218767



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Love it! 183334



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An impulse buy to get free shipping... Looks great on the truck for Halloween 574036



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So far everything works great. Very bright for added safety. Would buy again and again. Cord reaches on a 2017 Silverado 1500. Easy assembly 567959



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Looks Awesome ....Now To Get A Lock For It 463894


Comments

David,Thank you for your review. I recommend part# 7683

-- Heather A - 12/30/2017

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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 607836



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Great product and shippung was on time with a good tracking option very pleased 596624



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Super fast shipping! I definitely would recommend this seller. 559588



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Better than expected! 557485



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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. 539184



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Works and looks great. I even get people taking pics of the hitch cover while at stop lights. 506425



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This is a great hitch cover. Looks good on my black Toyota Tundra. 462028



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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. 453410



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IT LOOKS SO AWESOME ON MY PICKUP. WHEN IT LIGHTS UP IT IS TOTALLY BADASS. COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED WITH THIS PURCHASE. 424295



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Item as promised, extremely fast shipping, very satisfied! 384494



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Quick delivery and exactly as described very pleased 377265



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Great product, would recommend to other s. 376817



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Not surprised to get another great product from them. 349219



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Looks Great. Really stands out and is quite a nice added touch!! 346360



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Good product 301180



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Absolutely love this! Great addition to my vehicle! 264000



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Looks awesome on my 2015 Blackout Ram! 207007



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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. 194009



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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! 185162



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Fit well into 2 inch class iv hitch 161485



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Super bright and it really stands out . 160573



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Excellent product, I love it! 149813



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My hubby loved it,and I was very happy with the update of my delivery 130528


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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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  • 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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  • 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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