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.
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Table of Contents
- 1 Measure your Hitch Receiver before buying a Hitch Cover
- 2 Unique Hitch Covers
- 2.1 1) Darth Vader Hitch Cover
- 2.2 2) Baby Yoda Hitch Cover
- 2.3 3) Mickey Mouse Hitch Cover
- 2.4 4) Yosemite Sam “Back Off” Hitch Cover
- 2.5 5) American Flag Hitch Cover
- 2.6 6) Light Up Hitch Cover (for brake lights)
- 2.7 Dodge hitch covers
- 2.8 Chevy trailer hitch covers
- 2.9 Ford trailer hitch covers
- 2.10 13) Hyundai hitch cover
- 2.11 14) Audi tow hitch cover
- 2.12 15) Toyota trailer hitch cover
- 2.13 17) Honda Hitch Cover
- 2.14 Illuminated hitch cover
- 2.15 20) Propeller tow hitch cover
- 2.16 21) Hitch Armor by Tyger (a hitch step)
- 2.17 22) Hitch Safe (convert your hitch into mini safe)
- 2.18 23) NFL Hitch Covers
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:
- 3-inch. (Reference)
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.)
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.)
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
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.
2) Baby Yoda Hitch Cover
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
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.
4) Yosemite Sam “Back Off” Hitch Cover
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
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)
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
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
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)
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
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
This Ford OEM trailer hitch cover fits into 2-inch hitch receivers.
12) Rubber Ford Hitch Cover with tether strap
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
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
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
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.
16) Toyota hitch cover with tether ring
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?
17) Honda Hitch Cover
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.
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)
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
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?
20) Propeller tow 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)
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.
22) Hitch Safe (convert your hitch into mini safe)
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
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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