Hitch Cover-Up


I have a travel trailer and sometimes use my Barker Tote-Along portable sewage tank to empty the gray water. I use an Equal-i-zer hitch, and the portable tank’s tow arm would scratch off the paint on the ball mount. To protect the paint on the ball mount, I cut a 4×4-inch piece of 1⁄8-inch-thick leather and snipped a 25⁄16-inch hole in the center of it. I place the hole in the leather square over the ball before putting on the tow arm. I also put a rubber bungee around the tow arm to keep it from popping up and off. Now there are no more scratches around the ball, and it’s also less noisy when towing.

Peter Riehl | Portland, Oregon



  1. I drive a 4×4 that sits up a bit. The handle of my tank does not reach the ball, so I got a length of rope to tie to the handle, and then to the ball of the hitch. There is no noise, and the rope allows me to secure the tank for storage, also.


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