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Old 06-07-2022, 07:52 AM   #1
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Hitch head/shank cover bag in yellow?

Looking for a yellow bag to cover the hitch head/ball /shank to make it obvious and protect it from the weather when I make short runs while travelling. Mine is bolted in and not removable without a lot of work.

Considering these. Any suggestions?

https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Pak-Wat...146&th=1&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014TQCEG8...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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Old 06-07-2022, 10:40 AM   #2
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I don't see why either one of those wouldn't work.
You could probably also go to a local canvas shop and have them make a custom canvas bag for not a lot of money.
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Something else that might work is a bright yellow soccer or basketball. Cut a slit that allows it to be pushed over hitch head and onto shank.
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If I might ask, what type of receiver/hitch head do you have that is "bolted" in?
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If I might ask, what type of receiver/hitch head do you have that is "bolted" in?
Don't know about the one mentioned but I've seen numerous regular WDH shanks secured by a bolt with a stop or nylock nut rather than hitch pin and clip.

Meant to prevent theft or mischief.
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Don't know about the one mentioned but I've seen numerous regular WDH shanks secured by a bolt with a stop or nylock nut rather than hitch pin and clip.

Meant to prevent theft or mischief.
I just use a locking hitch pin for that. Once camping season starts I don't remove the shank/hitch head until the season is over. Throw a tennis ball over the ball and I'm done. Not going to pull the hitch off and have to put it back on at every stop.
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I just use a locking hitch pin for that. Once camping season starts I don't remove the shank/hitch head until the season is over. Throw a tennis ball over the ball and I'm done. Not going to pull the hitch off and have to put it back on at every stop.
I use a locking hitch pin too. I have to remove the shank and hitch head after each trip as I park my truck in the garage and if I don't the hitch head would end up in a closet

Some use the bolt/nut approach because it's cheaper than a locking hitch pin and you know how that goes. Cheaper rules in a lot of cases.
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Blue ox sway pro with a 2 1/2" shank

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If I might ask, what type of receiver/hitch head do you have that is "bolted" in?
Blue ox sway pro with a 2 1/2" shank. When i say Bolted in, I have the Blue ox stabilizer installed and a locking pin.

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Bought a bag

I'll take pictures of the bag once I figure out how to attach it so I can easily remove it and still not have it blown off or pulled off in car wash like my ball cover has been taken off before in a car wash.
Putting the Lippert anti billow device on my awning as well. Will take pictures of that and post em on that thread. Headed to the Mackinaw bridge in a few weeks where there is pile of awnings on both ends of bridge. We will see if my awning survives.
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