Thursday, August 25, 2016

Product Review: Dover Trailer Hitch Cover

Well I have just spent quality time trolling the Internet tack stores ordering supplements and a few extras. This takes me a ton of time since I go between multiple retailers checking prices and shipping rates. It is amazing how many times the product will be more expensive, but when shipping is added the total is cheaper than at another store where the price is lower.
Anyway one of my purchases was a replacement trailer hitch cover from Dover. I have had my trailer for eight years now and have used this hitch cover for at least six. Our first one was a Tent Sale find, but we were hooked. This cover is easy to use and fits great over the tongue of my trailer, protecting the hitch and electronics. Though I originally paid about $20 for the first and second, the current price is $29.99. Still not bad for about $10 bucks a year.

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The cover has a zipper for easy use and a strap to go under the tongue with a clip to secure it to the trailer. There are small vent holes by the hitch so it breathes. The nylon is durable and seems to last about three years. I love this cover and highly recommend it to any bumper pull trailer owners. Definitely a trailer must have!

And for those who like Riding Warehouse, I found that they have one similarly made for $25.95. I almost tried it, but decided to go with the one I knew worked for my trailer. So if anyone gets one let me know how you like it. The shape is slightly different and it does not have a zipper or vent holes (that I can see), but otherwise it looks like the same concept.

7 comments:

  1. I have the RW one. No complaints. The only difference is no zipper. but I don't find that I need it. It just drops over the hitch (and covers the chains etc well too) and secure with the clip strap underneath.

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    1. I can believe it since it looks so similar. I honestly don't use the zipper on mine since it slips over. I may have to try that one in 3 years or so.

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  2. i bought this same one when i bought my trailer and it's basically done its job all year long for a couple years. very faded (only on one side tho bc i park my trailer the same direction every time haha) and the material is starting to crackle a little bit but it's still water tight for now. definitely will buy again when my current one gives up the ghost after working day in day out for years.

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    1. Ah yes that is how mine is looking. Definitely happy with how long it lasts with all the weather.

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  3. I did not know that this was a thing. Now I totally need it!

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    1. YES! Our previous method was putting a muck bucket over the hitch, so this is much better.

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  4. I have the RW one. It doesn't have the zipper, but I haven't had an issue with it. It goes on fine and buckles underneath to stay on.

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