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Why do people use hitch covers ? I really have no idea, most of the vans at our storage site have them. Should I get one ?

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Ian

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Apart from the obvious reasons there aren't any reasons. The reasons for covering the hitch lock are the obvious reasons.

 

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Apart from the obvious reasons there aren't any reasons. The reasons for covering the hitch lock are the obvious reasons.

 

I know what I mean, it's what I say that's confusing.

 

Prevents the plastic parts on an Alkohitch becoming brittle & faded. Thats what someone else on here once said.

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Prevents the plastic parts on an Alkohitch becoming brittle & faded. Thats what someone else on here once said.

Hmm, had noticed the red plastic fading slightly. Might as well get one.

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Not only does it protect the hitch but also the electrical connectors. For a small outlay and a few minutes work, it does protect these items from the excesses of the weather.

 

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we got one with the caravan when we bought it. ...it advertises the dealer! It just keeps the worst of the weather off the plastic plugs and bits Al Ko bits!

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Ian to Jan96C how? :rolleyes:

 

As to hitch covers, Would you wear a dress shirt without a tie! However a tie serves no purpose, It's form before function. So it is with a towbar covers. So you have bought a cover mearely to be accepted and with pretensions of been better than those who hang convention. Or you are stopping your red bits going pink. You decide. :D

 

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Going for the most pretentious post of the year award.

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Ian to Jan96C how? :rolleyes:

 

As to hitch covers, Would you wear a dress shirt without a tie! However a tie serves no purpose, It's form before function. So it is with a towbar covers. So you have bought a cover mearely to be accepted and with pretensions of been better than those who hang convention. Or you are stopping your red bits going pink. You decide. :D

 

Kevin

Going for the most pretentious post of the year award.

I would be worried if my pink bits went red, thats for sure :lol::lol:

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Ian to Jan96C how? :rolleyes:

 

As to hitch covers, Would you wear a dress shirt without a tie! However a tie serves no purpose, It's form before function. So it is with a towbar covers. So you have bought a cover mearely to be accepted and with pretensions of been better than those who hang convention. Or you are stopping your red bits going pink. You decide. :D

 

Kevin

Going for the most pretentious post of the year award.

The Ian to Jan69c is a long story.

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Ian

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The hitch cover also contributes to security in its own small way. By covering up your hiitch anyone passing cannot see what, if any, measures you have in place and doesn't know how to come equipped to attack it.

 

Also, if you have the older type of greasy hitch, it can protect you from it and any road muck acquired on the journey.

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The hitch cover also contributes to security in its own small way. By covering up your hiitch anyone passing cannot see what, if any, measures you have in place and doesn't know how to come equipped to attack it.

 

Also, if you have the older type of greasy hitch, it can protect you from it and any road muck acquired on the journey.

 

A little note especially if it's stored at home. If there is no way you can check it's not been tampered with just by looking at it, check it regularly. I remember when I was younger my friend's Dad went out to check his just because it was on 'wonky' and discovered the lock had been cut through. Can only pressume they planned to return for the 'van!

 

Reason for hitch cover - because it'll get cold! :rolleyes:

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