23 unique Trailer Hitch Covers for your Tow Vehicle [2021]

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The trailer hitch covers featured in this article are a quick and easy way to add your personality to your vehicle, while protecting your hitch receiver from rain, snow, dirt, etc…

Let’s check them out.


unique hitch cover ideas
unique hitch cover ideas


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Measure your Hitch Receiver before buying a Hitch Cover

But first, before you get a hitch cover you need to measure your hitch receiver to make sure you buy the right size.

Trailer Hitch Sizes – the standard square hitch receiver sizes are:

Because it is a square opening, these measurements are the opening widths on both the vertical and horizontal sides.

Below is a photo of me measuring the hitch receiver opening on my truck. (Even though it looks like about 2-1/8 inches, it is considered a 2-inch hitch receiver.)

measuring the opening of the hitch receiver on my truck
Measuring the opening of the hitch receiver


measuring the opening of the hitch receiver on my truck



This is the hitch cover that came with my truck when I bought it used. It is a basic rubber Reese Towpower hitch cover. (And this makes sense considering it is a Reese hitch.)

A Reese hitch cover on my truck
The Reese Towpower hitch cover on my truck

It I wanted a more unique hitch cover I’d look for options that fit a 2-inch hitch receiver.


So measure your hitch receiver before you buy a hitch cover.






Unique Hitch Covers

So now that we’ve looked at how to measure your hitch receiver, let’s look at some unique hitch covers to add some personality to your tow vehicle while protecting your hitch receiver from the elements.






1) Darth Vader Hitch Cover

Plasticolor 002282R01 Star Wars Darth Vader Hitch Cover, 1 Pack

Ladies and gentlemen, the one – the only – Darth Vader!

If you’re a Star Wars fan (or you have one in your life), check out this Darth Vader hitch cover.

It is an all-metal hitch cover that inserts into a standard 2-inch or 1.25-inch hitch receiver. (And even though the name of the company that makes it is Plasticolor, this is a metal hitch cover.) It doesn’t come with a hitch pin, so you’ll need to use your own.

CLICK HERE to see more information on this Vader hitch cover.






2) Baby Yoda Hitch Cover

Baby Yoda Trailer Hitch Cover - Too Close

Continuing on the Star Wars theme, here is a Baby Yoda hitch cover politely letting tailgaters know they are too close.

This plastic hitch cover slides into a 2-inch hitch receiver and then you use a hitch pin to secure it in place (hitch pin doesn’t come with it).





3) Mickey Mouse Hitch Cover

Mickey Mouse Cookie Trailer Hitch Cover, Plastic Fits 2" Receiver

A Mickey Mouse hitch cover like this will instantly add some charm to your rig. It is for 2-inch hitch receivers.

It is plastic so make sure you or your kids don’t step on it while climbing into the back of the truck.

Click here for more details.






4) Yosemite Sam “Back Off” Hitch Cover

Plasticolor 002231R01 Yosemite Sam Back Off Hitch Cover, 1.25 inch

Here is a colorful aluminum hitch cover featuring Yosemite Sam with his message for tailgaters, “Back off.”

You can use it in either a 2-inch or 1.25-inch hitch receiver. You’ll need your own hitch pin to secure it into place.







5) American Flag Hitch Cover

American Flag Hitch Cover- Metal USA Flag Trailer Hitch Cover - Patriotic Flag Plug Hitch Cover(Fits 2" Receivers, Black)

Here is a USA flag hitch cover that fits 2-inch hitch receivers.

It stays in place by using a hitch pin…but you’ll have to use your own pin because the pin isn’t included with this product.







6) Light Up Hitch Cover (for brake lights)

MAXXHAUL 70429 Trailer Hitch Cover with 12 LEDs Brake Light

This trailer hitch cover by Maxxhaul has 12 LED lights that come on when you press the brakes.

Some people said it may be best for older vehicles with a 2-inch hitch (it may not work well in newer vehicles with bulb monitoring systems).

Before you commit to buying this light up hitch cover…have a read through the reviews. (Some purchasers said the wiring was wonky.)






Dodge hitch covers

Below are two Dodge hitch covers.



7) Dodge Ram logo all-metal hitch cover

H-A-Motorsports 2" Dodge Ram Dakota Durango Hitch Plug Cover Auto Truck Car Nitro Hemi 2" 1 1/4" Nw

This is an aluminum hitch cover that can fit into 1.25-inch or 2-inch hitch receivers.

The Ram is red so it may go best with a red Dodge truck…but it’d still look cool on a black truck.







8) Dodge Ram LED Hitch cover

Bully CR-007D Dodge RAM Tow Hitch Cover/Receiver Trailer Plug in Black with LED Brake Light Dodge Logo Emblem - Car, Truck and SUV Accessories - Genuine License Products, 2 inch

This LED hitch cover fits into a 2-inch hitch receiver and gets power by using a 4-pin wiring connector.

A complaint that some people have with this though is that the wiring cord may be too short for some trucks.

Read the reviews on Amazon to get an idea if it’ll work for your truck.






Chevy trailer hitch covers

There are so many Chevy trailer hitch covers out there I thought I’d feature a couple in this article. I’ve decided to show a fancy one, and a more basic one.


9) Chrome & Gold Logo Chevy hitch cover (by Bully)

Bully CR-132 Licensed Chevrolet Chevy Logo Truck Trailer Tow Hitch Receiver Cover Exterior Accessories fits 2 Inch Receivers and Plugs - Genuine Licensed Accessory

Here is a Chevy bow tie hitch cover that can fit either 2-inch or 1.25-inch hitch receivers.

It looks good, but some people complain about the black part that inserts into the hitch receiver: it is plastic. So yes, the Chevy bow tie is metal, but the insert is plastic.

This shouldn’t really matter…but if someone did accidently step on the bow tie, the plastic insert could break. Just something to keep in mind. And it doesn’t come with a hitch pin to keep it in place…you’ll need to use your own.





10) Black rubber Chevy trailer hitch cover

Trailer Hitch Tube Cover Plug Cap for Chevrolet,Rubber Receiver Tube Hitch Plug,Trailer Hitch Cover (fit Chevrolet)

Here is a basic, black rubber Chevy hitch cover that fits 2-inch receivers.

It should work well to help keep dust and dirt out of your hitch receiver, and since it is fairly plain, hopefully it won’t be a target for petty thieves. (Yet, it’ll still look cool on your Chevy.)






Ford trailer hitch covers

There are also lots of Ford trailer hitch covers on the market, so I’ve chosen two to share here.



11) Rubber Ford trailer hitch cover

Ford 1L2Z-17F000-CA Genuine Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover Cap

This Ford OEM trailer hitch cover fits into 2-inch hitch receivers.






12) Rubber Ford Hitch Cover with tether strap

fit Ford Trailer Hitch Tube Cover Plug Cap,Rubber Receiver Tube Hitch Plug,Trailer Hitch Cover Tow Hitch Cover (fit fd Ring Hitch)

Here is another simple rubber hitch cover, but this one has an attached tether strap too. So you can pull out the cover and let the cap dangle down while using your hitch. No more losing your hitch cover caps.

(I think it has the Ford logo blurred out because they aren’t an officially licensed Ford product.)

CLICK HERE to see more details on this Ford trailer hitch cover with tether…






13) Hyundai hitch cover

2" Towing Hitch Cover for Hyundai

Here is a black rubber hitch cover featuring the Hyundai logo. It is for 2-inch hitch receivers.

(I was surprised to see a Hyundai SUV towing a travel trailer the other day…it was towing a travel trailer made by “Pro Lite”: a manufacturer of lightweight travel trailers. Click here to see Pro Lite trailer models.)







14) Audi tow hitch cover

Genuine Audi ZAW092702A Trailer Hitch Cover

If you have an Audi Q5 or Q7, check out this Audi hitch cover. It is a plastic hitch cover with the Audi rings logo and has rubber ring to tether it to the hitch when you remove the cap.

They say it is a genuine Audi OEM accessory.

I’m not sure if you can find it locally, or at your Audi dealer, but it is available on Amazon if you can’t get it elsewhere.







15) Toyota trailer hitch cover

GENUINE TOYOTA - PT228-35960-HP - Towing Hitch Receiver Tube Plug PT22835960HP

Here is genuine Toyota OEM hitch cover. It is black in color, and fits inside a 2-inch hitch receiver. The Amazon product listing mentions a whole bunch of Toyota vehicles it should fit…but it should fit any standard 2-inch square hitch receiver.

Click here to see more details.







16) Toyota hitch cover with tether ring

with Ring fit Toyota Trailer Hitch Tube Cover Plug Cap,Rubber Receiver Tube Hitch Plug,Trailer Hitch Cover Tow Hitch Cover

This black rubber trailer hitch features the Toyota name and logo on the cap, and has a ring to secure it to your hitch. So you won’t lose your cap when you take it off to install your hitch mount.

Will this work for your Toyota truck or SUV?

Click here to see more details.







17) Honda Hitch Cover

fit Honda Trailer Hitch Tube Cover Plug Cap,Rubber Receiver Tube Hitch Plug,Trailer Hitch Cover Tow Hitch Cover (fit Tube Hitch Plug Honda)

Here is a black rubber Honda hitch cover featuring the company name and logo.

This is a for a 2-inch hitch receiver.

A great branded way to keep snow, dirt and rain out of the hitch on your Honda Pilot, Ridgeline or other Honda model featuring a 2-inch hitch.

CLICK HERE to see more details on this Honda hitch cover.







Illuminated hitch cover

Below are some illuminated hitch covers to add some extra flare to your vehicle.



18) Light Up Skull Hitch Cover (by Reese Towpower)

Reese Towpower 86529 Black Finish Skull Lighted Hitch Cover

This hitch cover appears black when not illuminated, and turns red when its LED light is lit (as shown above). It has a flat 4-pin wiring connector that you plug into your vehicle’s hitch power. (My truck has the 7-pin circular wiring connector so I’d need to use an adapter.)

The manufacturer, Reese Towpower, claims that this skull hitch cover is dimly lit when the tail lights are on, and brighter when the brakes are applied.







19) Light Up Bow Tie Chevy Hitch Cover

Reese Towpower 86530 Black Finish Chevrolet Bow Tie Lighted Hitch Cover, 1.25 inch

Here is another LED hitch light cover by Reese Towpower. This one features the Chevy bow tie.

It also has the 4-pin wiring connector, and it fits 1.25-inch or 2-inch hitch receivers.

Will this look cool on your Chevy?

See more details…








20) Propeller tow hitch cover

Bully CR402 Propeller Hitch Cover

Isn’t this a unique hitch cover! It makes your vehicle look like a boat whirling down the highway.

It fits into a 1.25-inch or 2-inch hitch receiver, and the wind spins the propeller as you drive.

And you can get it with no brake lights (like the one shown above), or you can get it with a brake light as shown below.






21) Hitch Armor by Tyger (a hitch step)

Tyger Auto TG-HS8U81238 Hitch Armor Compatible with Vehicles with 2" Hitch Receiver | Textured Black | Hitch Step | Rear Bumper Guard Protector | with Pin Lock and Stabilizer

This is a handy accessory for any 2-inch hitch. It provides a step so you can get a little lift if you’re grabbing something out of the back of your truck or reaching something off the roof of your van.

It is a very popular, and well-rated hitch step that is available on Amazon.

Above is a picture of it mounted to several different vehicle types, and below is a picture of the hitch step itself.

Tyger Auto TG-HS8U81238 Hitch Armor Compatible with Vehicles with 2" Hitch Receiver | Textured Black | Hitch Step | Rear Bumper Guard Protector | with Pin Lock and Stabilizer

CLICK HERE to see more details on this popular hitch step.







22) Hitch Safe (convert your hitch into mini safe)

HitchSafe HS7000T Key Vault, Black

Jeez there are some clever people out there. The HitchSafe Key Vault converts your hitch receiver into a mini safe with a combination lock.

So you already need a hitch cover right?? Why not, get a functional one like this one

It could be a great place to store an extra set of keys. (Are you prone to locking your keys in the car?)

Plus, it’s a good option if you don’t want to bring your vehicle keys boating or swimming: you can stash them inside the HitchSafe.

(It comes with a cover to hide the fact that there’s something valuable stored inside it.)

If you want to check out this clever, functional hitch cover, click here to see more details.






23) NFL Hitch Covers

FANMATS 22598 NFL - Las Vegas Raiders 3D Metal Color Emblem on Black Hitch Cover,Type III

Are you an NFL fan? Or do you have one on your gift list?

If so, the company Fanmats make some well-rated NFL hitch covers. Here is their Las Vegas Raiders hitch cover…

But you can click here to see their other NFL hitch covers. (Opens in a new window.)

This hitch cover slides into a 2-inch hitch receiver and then you need to use your own hitch pin to secure it in place.







I hope you’ve enjoyed a look at these unique hitch covers.

Did you find one that matches your personality and will work on your vehicle?



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