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etrailer.com Rubber Hitch Cover for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches - Qty 1

etrailer.com Rubber Hitch Cover for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches - Qty 1

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This black rubber hitch cover protects your receiver from dirt and debris when your hitch is not in use. No pins or clips needed. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer hitch covers part number 22281 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for etrailer.com Rubber Hitch Cover for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches - Qty 1. Hitch Covers reviews from real customers.
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This black rubber hitch cover protects your receiver from dirt and debris when your hitch is not in use. No pins or clips needed.


Features:

  • Hitch cover protects your receiver from dirt and debris
  • Cover is pushed into the receiver opening - no pins or clips needed to hold in place
  • Durable, rubber construction


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
  • Quantity: 1


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Video Transcript for etrailer.com Rubber Hitch Cover Review

Speaker 1: Today you're going to be getting a look at the rubber hitch cover from etrailer.com. It's available for two inch hitches, part number 22282. It's also available for inch and a quarter hitches, part number 22281.If you've got several hundred dollars invested in a trailer hitch, you may want to consider spending a few more dollars to protect it. An empty receiver tube could invite water, road grime, or other environmental hazards into the opening creating rust and corrosion. This can even spread to your bull mount. The hitch cover serves a dual purpose, preventing rust and corrosion while adding to the overall appearance of a hitch.The etrailer.com hitch cover is black in appearance so it's going to blend in with your hitch.

Compared to other hitch covers, it doesn't require a pin and clip. It simply just pressure fits in place.The wide rubber face is also going to protect the collar of your hitch. Because the whole thing is rubber, it's going to be more durable than plastic hitch covers. Now you've had a look at the rubber hitch cover from etrailer.com.


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etrailer.com Rubber Hitch Cover for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches - Qty 1 - 22281

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (256 Customer Reviews)

This black rubber hitch cover protects your receiver from dirt and debris when your hitch is not in use. No pins or clips needed.

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The products met my specifications to the T. 666746



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great product great price 571099



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I really did like this little hitch cover. The stupid sods at the Subaru dealership lost the bloody thing while they were servicing the car. They 'promised' to replace it. That was about six months ago. I'll probably buy another e-trailer rubber hitch cover, but it is unlikely that I'll buy another Subaru. 563640



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This hitch cover does it's job of covering the receiver opening (which naturally gets rusty looking with use) and, being flat black, making the hitch a little less obvious in its appearance. The only down side is it can be accidentally lost if you scrape it pulling out of a driveway or off a steep slope. But at $.$$ you can always buy another one. 336554



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Nice plug but lost it first week - that’s why 3 stars instead of 4 - may have come out at the car wash because it just slides in and isn’t really tight - 575988



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Plugs right in to the trailer reciever. I bought this on the website recommendation as I suppose it will keep water out and prevent rust. Glad I did. 427110


Comments

Still going strong. Great products and absolutely no complaints

John H - 09/01/2018

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We had a little mishap with this delivery but as soon as I contacted Michelle S she rectified everything in a very quick and professional manner. Unfortunately I could not install this myself it was too difficult for me to get underneath my car so I had my local mechanic do it. He said it was easy to install and it fit well without any additional drilling. Now I have to purchase another anti wobble pin for my bike rack so I can attach it to the hitch. In the meantime I place the hitch cap over the hole and it looks very good. Thank you etrailer for all your support! 401755



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Great price, cheap enough that I bought four because these things occasionally disappear. It fits well and does what it's supposed to do, and now I have spares. Inexpensive and fast-enough shipping to my mailbox via USPS. I bought a hitch from etrailer a decade ago without issues. Very thorough web presence. Carry on. 434125


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The fit is a bit loose they fall out, or get blown out or washed out, and get lost without a retaining spring. I installed a long stretchy spring that I could hook to the front end of the tube no losses thereafter.

Bob i - 09/19/2018

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VERY PLEASED WITH THE PRODUCT AND ESPECIALLY THE SERVICE 650144



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I went all over my local area to find this simple part and no one had it, most saying they had no idea what I was talking about. I did finally find a source that wanted $12.95 for it. Going on line, I found etrailer.com and spoke with Customer Service Rep. Jennifer and in 5 minutes, the part was ordered and delivered for less than half the previous sources cost. I know who I'm contacting first for future trailer part needs. Jennifer even gave me her direct line incase of any problems. That is customer service! 291800


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The advice you gave me at the time of purchase was right on the money! A year later, all is well. Thank you for your concern.

Nick S - 10/26/2017

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Good snug fit 505786



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Jameson and Donna P. were very helpful with my order. An item was out of stock and Donna quickly noticed this and ordered it directly from the manufacturer and updated my delivery date and my shipping address. Everything arrived on time and that was appreciated. Jameson answered my initial concerns and explained in detail what I would need to complete the job. Thanks to both and etrailer. I never realized there was so much to learn about towing a trailer, but they made it easy to learn. 403173



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Fit perfectly. Will prevent shin bruises in the future. 732544



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Fits perfect on Draw-tite 1 1/4 hitch 2 4956. 730183



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Looks good fits snug good product 730156



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Great fit and easy to install. The video helped so much, I appreciate yall taking the time to do that. I was skeptical at first because it looked too easy but it was a breeze. Took me less than an hour start to finish. I did not have to take the bottom part of the bumper off like the video suggested, just the license plate area. Would buy again if I needed to. Perfect for hauling my 4x6 trailer 730012



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I went to at least 5 different stores looking for a cap for a 1 1/4” cover for my 1 1/4” receiver hitch. All carried 2” only. Finally when I order a bike rack for my car etrailer recommended a cover for my 1 1/4 receiver. So easy and cheap! 728943



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The shipping was flawless. The hitch for my Honda Element took less than half hour to assemble. Had to make access hole a bit bigger, but had the tool to easily do that. 726255



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Cannot be wrong. Is etrailer!! 725064



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Cheap, fit perfectly, good product. 722881



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I did not use these as I thought I would, so I gave them to my son, who has the 1.25 receivers and they fit nice. 722120



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Perfect fit and seems to be good quality rubber. 721822



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Nice snug fit will keep dirt mud and road salt out of the hitch 721188



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excellent product Installed very easy terrific seller 720251



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I really like this product. It fits per fect. 718101



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Simple, keeps the hitch from accumulating debris. Nice snug fit, great value! Gives the hitch a finished look. 717812



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This is the 2nd time I’ve ordered items from Noah at etrailer and each time I received great service and speedy delivery. Thank you 717692



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Solid product, installation is straight forward, you don’t really need to remove the bumper fascia completely, just the 2 clips at the bottom. It can be a little time consuming if you’re doing it solo.. I think it took me 45 minutes, but mostly because I didn’t have an extra set of hands to hold it in position while I secured the bolts. Finish is great, seems super solid. Very happy with this, now I can haul all my bikes / skis. 716971



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Still looks as good, and works as well, as it did on day one. Great value. 713849



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Did the install myself and had no problems. Everything works great! 715320



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Was exactly as pictured. Fits and works well 711480



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Unit fits well, and is not cheaply made. The price including shipping is as under $5.00 well worth it. Received it in three days! 710585



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You had what I wanted. Even with my mix up, I have the proper hitch and the other returned. 714745



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Fits as it should. I won’t have a hitch with out a cover. 705281



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Very nice product 700428



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It fell off, fit is not tight enough or it needs a leash. 697974



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It's fine for now, but its fit in my new Curt hitch is not overly snug, so I don't know how long it will be with me. 695151



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This Curt is the 3rd car hitch I purchased from etrailer. My other 2 were draw tite hitches for other vehicles. I would recommend the Curt over the draw tite. Better made product. The last draw tite hitch I purchased I had to spend an an hour filing the inside out so my 3 different hitches would slide in better. Draw tite also has a metal tab in front that prevents me from sliding my bike rack in far enough to use the bolt in hole. 2014 Chrysler 200 convertible. 691614



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I was very happy with this company they're excellent people and the product is wonderful 688215



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Works as it should 683767



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What can one say? It plugs the hole. 683457



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This is just the cover and of course it fits the class 1 hitch perfectly. It was shipped with my new hitch. 682961



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Fits snugly 681177



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Easy install 680652



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I was very suspicious how will it fit and suit Dodge Challenger. But when I received trailer hitch, and by they way it travelled across the planet to reach me, I was totally impressed with the quality, ease of installation and accessories which I ordered with it. I basically installed it myself with a help of a friend, it took about 30 minutes to fix it. It really saved me as I needed the trailer to transport my bike to the race track and I didn't want to change the car. So the conclusion, I own it for more than a year and have zero issues or complaints about the hitch or accessories. I used to travel long and short distances and in average I use it every second week. You barely can notice it when you remove drawbar so it is very good solution. 681807



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Good product line. Bought trailer hitch, etc. A few years ago. Traded cars. Bought more stuff recently. Complete product line. Good website. Instant service. 681385



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Fits perfect on my hitch. 679672



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Very easy to install, excellent price. 680883



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Fits, looks good. only problem is when I forget to put it on! 678636



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Fits perfectly and well made. 678259


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