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

etrailer 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. 1-636-306-4830 to order etrailer hitch covers part number 22281 or order online at Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for etrailer 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.


  • 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


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

22281 etrailer Rubber Tube Cover for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches - Qty 1

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Speaker 1: Today you're going to be getting a look at the rubber hitch cover from 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 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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (740 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.


My order arrived quickly and damage free! Looks great! Half the price that the dealership wanted for installing a hitch. I ordered the rubber hitch cover to protect the hitch from dirt and debris.
Very happy with my purchase.

After installing the hitch to my car it’s just like new it’s holding up well. Totally satisfied with this purchase! Highly recommend!
Warren M - 07/15/2022


It's a rubber receiver cover, it says etrailer. Well made, stays in the receiver. We shall see how well it does over the winter.


Good looking product with the exception to the fit... I feel it's a bit loose and after awhile fall out.

When in use, still does the job... hasnt fallen out yet.
John - 08/30/2022


I got the rubber hitch covers very quickly after I ordered them. They seem like they are made of high-quality rubber, and they fit my trailer hitch well.


It is well made and a nice addition to a trailer hitch when you are not towing something

The product is still fine and in good condition.
Denise - 10/20/2022


easy installation, using for utility trailer home use, like new smooth rubber hitch cover should be easier to clean.


Excellent product. Fit perfectly. But was very challenging installing. Unlike the many videos showing otherwise. Took me about three hours. But I did it by myself. Looks awesome. Can't wait to do some recreational towing..


This cover works very well, it is easy to insert and remove but does a good job of keeping water and dirt out of the hitch. I like that it is made of a fairly soft rubber, which makes the seal more effective.


Did not receive rubber hitch cover

That isnt good! I have sent this to our customer service team and they will be reaching back out to you soon. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 08/23/2022


Practice safe driving. Waer a Rubber hitch cover when not getting hooked up.


Lost my original hitch cover. This one fits the bill perfectly.


Looks and works great keeping dirt out of the receiver.


Works great for our two bikes! We have hauled them both short distance and long distance with no issues! Easy to load and use.


Really nice product, cover fits perfectly into the receiver.
Would have been a 5-star, but every time I take the cover off I feel like I am going to loose it. If there was a way to attach it when it is not inserted into the receiver it would have been Excellent.


Excellent little bag to carry ball hitch


Should do what it was designed for. It does seem a bit loose but hasn't fallen out yet. Only use it occasionally when I take the bike rack off the car.


Fell off the same day I installed it on the hitch. It may have come off when I ran the car through a car wash. I couldn’t believe it! I thought it fit snug enough.


Subaru wanted over $30 for the same rubber plug. It was 90% cheaper at etrailer. It’s a little looser but it’ll do the trick.


Soft rubber cover. Wiped the inside of the 1-1/4 tube with waterproof grease, then keep it covered. Almost no rusting after a decade.


People it's a piece of rubber that covers a hole, I'm sure you've had plenty of practice!


I have an Audi sports car and use the trailer hitch for a bike hitch. When I'm not using the hitch, this very inexpensive little rubber plug makes my car look nicer.


Simplistic look, durable, fits well. And I don't mind advertising because I had a great experience with my hitch purchase! Besides, the logo is subtle. The price is right, too!


Fits nice and snug. I've had one on my Mazda MX5 also for many years and it stays put in hot and cold weather! When I purchased my trailer hitch for my Honda CRV I had another put in with the order. They keep your receiver tube nice and clean and look good too!
Very good product and very good price from E trailer.
E trailer has excellent service and fast shipping!


It didn't fit securely. I wrapped it with duct tape in order to make it tighter in the hitch. And just not as high a grade of rubber as I have on one that I bought locally for our 2" hitch.


It fits and does what I bought it for.

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  • Hitch Cover for 2015 Honda CR-V with 1-1/4 inch Hitch Size
    Sounds like you have a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch size so you'd want the etrailer hitch plug part # 22281. This will cover the hitch opening and prevent dirt and debris from getting into it.
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  • Hitch Covers Compatible With 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    It sounds like you have a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver opening with a lip on the outside. The 2x2 inch cover is designed for a bigger hitch. For a 1-1/4 inch cover, you can use the Rubber Hitch Cover for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches - Qty 1 # 22281 to keep out dirt and grime. There are many other options of hitch covers with different looks and features. I've attached a page to your options, you will just want to make sure you select a 1-1/4 inch hitch cover.
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  • Availability of Hitch Cover for 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    It sounds like you are looking for a hitch cover for your 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver. We do have a large selection of covers that are designed specifically for this hitch size. I have attached a link that will take you to this selection so you can look through all the different options. For example, the Rubber Hitch Cover # 22281 is a nice, black rubber cover that will work perfectly for your hitch receiver.
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  • Hitch Cover For 1-1/4 Inch Class I Reese Hitch On 1996 Plymouth Neon
    For your hitch cover on your 1996 Plymouth Neon, I recommend the Rubber Hitch Cover for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches - Qty 1 # 22281. There is also the Rubber Tube Cover 1-1/4" # 2211.
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  • Recommended Rubber Hitch Cover For 1-1/4 Inch Receiver
    We do not modify the Hitch Reducer # HTAD. Cutting the adapter will void the warranty. We do offer a rubber hitch cover # 22281. This will fit in the 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver and helps protect the end of the receiver by keeping dirt and debris out of the hitch.
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  • Availability of a Hitch cover for a 2016 Cadillac SRX
    We carry a large selection of hitch covers that will fit your 2016 Cadillac SRX's hitch. Our covers can fit 1-1/4, 2, and 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver openings. Just measure the you trailer hitch opening to find the correct fit. I have attached a link that will display every hitch cover that we carry on our site. We carry everything from a standard rubber hitch covers like # 22282 for 2 inch hitches and # 22281 for 1-1/4 inch hitches to novelty and branded covers. Now, if you are...
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  • Recommendation for Installing 2 Inch Hitch Cover on 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
    I recommend first verifying the receiver size on your vehicle, as a 1-1/2 inch hitch is very uncommon. We do not have any adapters available for this sized hitch receiver. If you actually have a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver, you will just need to use an adapter like the Brophy # HTAD. This adapter will slide into your existing hitch receiver and provide a 2 inch receiver opening that you can use with your cover. We do also have a large selection of hitch covers that fit directly with 1-1/4...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2011 BMW 328i
    Unfortunately we do not have a hitch listed as a fit for your 2011 BMW 323i. In general, all of our products are designed for vehicles in the U.S.A. but it is highly unlikely that they are different than the Canadian models but again are not specifically designed.
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  • Recommended Hitch Cover for 1-1/4" Hitch Receiver
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  • Hitch Recommendation For 2020 Infiniti Q50
    Our Class I Curt Trailer Hitch # C11407 will fit your vehicle, and while it is not completely hidden, it protrudes very minimally from the rear of the vehicle. You can also get a hitch cover such as the # 22281 to give it more of a finished look when not in use, as well as protect it from any dust or debris that can enter the receiver tube when left open.
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  • Recommended Hitch Cover for Curt Class I Trailer Hitch on 2015 Acura TLX
    For a rubber hitch cover that will work perfectly with the Class I Curt trailer hitch installed on your 2015 Acura TLX, I recommend the Curt # C22271 or the # 22281. Either option will push right into the hitch receiver to protect it from dirt and debris when you aren't using it for towing. I have attached a couple short video demonstrations on these covers that you can also check out.
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  • Hitch & Bike Rack Recommendation For 2020 Kia Rio S
    Great question! I reached out to Draw-Tite and confirmed that their hitch Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24964 will fit your 2020 Kia Rio S. I'd also recommend getting a receiver tube cover such as the # 22281 to keep dirt out of the tube when the hitch is not in use. As for a bike rack, I'd recommend the Thule Camber 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH9058. Keep in mind, your Kia Rio S only has the capability of using a Class...
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  • Hitch Recommendation For 2013 Buick Verano
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Class I - 1-1/4" # 24882 will work well for you, assuming your Verano is not a Turbo or Dual Exhaust model. This hitch will support a hauling gross trailer weight (GTW) of 2,000 lbs. It's a good idea to check your owner's manual for your Verano to ensure the weight of your cargo trailer does not exceed your Verano's hauling limit. For the best experience in pulling a cargo trailer with your Verano, I also recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118564 , the Draw-Tite...
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  • Parts Needed to Install the EcoHitch Part # 306-X7267 on a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
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    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver with Standard Drawbar part # C11166 will fit an Audi A6 Avant Wagon from 1999-2004. As long as your Audi is within this year range then yes this hitch will work well for you. If you have a different year Audi A6 then please let me know what year that is and I would be glad to see if we have other options available for you. Please note that in order to abide by Curt's warranty, the use of a stabilizer strap such as the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap part...
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    The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24966 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and will work well for you. The Draw-Tite Sportframe is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. In order to keep dirt and debris from getting inside the receiver tube opening, I recommend using the Rubber Hitch Cover part # 22281 while not in use. If you can tell me what you will be using the trailer hitch for I would be glad to offer some additional recommendations...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For A 2022 Toyota Prius V
    Currently the only confirmed fitting trailer hitch available for your 2022 Toyota Prius V is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11473. This is a Class I 1-1/4" receiver that has a maximum gross trailer weight capacity of 2,000lbs and maximum tongue weight capacity of 200lbs. It is a custom fit so there will be no drilling or welding required, just a simple bolt-on design. It has a gloss black powder coat finish over a protective base coat that offers superior rust resistance. You can also...
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    Yes, the Curt Hitch Receiver # C11367 will fit your 2015 BMW 2 Series. If you are going to be using a bike rack, like the Thule Camber # TH9058, keep in mind that your max Tongue Weight is 200 lbs and that you will be limited to carrying only 2 bikes. If you will be using the hitch for anything but towing, Curt recommends using the Support Strap # 18050, otherwise your warranty from Curt will be voided. You might also be interested in the Rubber Hitch Cover # 22281 which inserts into your...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install a Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2021 Kia Forte?
    Yes, you will need to drill into the frame of your 2021 Kia Forte Sedan to install a trailer hitch. Out of the available options I recommend going with the Curt # C55HR because it has a hidden crosstube so the installation will look a lot more clean when installed. If you don't already have a bike rack then I recommend checking out the Kuat Sherpa # SH12B because this is a lightweight platform rack at 32 lbs and it is compatible with most adult bikes that don't have a front fender. When...
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