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Old 12-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by 336muffin View Post
I'm not saying you must cover your stuff, I just like my junk covered.LOL

A pharmacy might have just what you are looking for,

in the soft drink section, of course. My goodness what ever were you thinking?

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #16
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Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Cover Fits 1 7 8" 2" Balls Bulk 21800 | eBay

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:53 AM   #17
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After mine got lost, I just don't bother anymore. With the pins removed, the sockets aren't very noticeable. And I don't think that the covers make them any less noticeable.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:12 PM   #18
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Hole Covers

Just bought my Blue Ox base plate and Tow bar this year, I did not get any pin hole covers. To date no problems. 2012 CRV

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #19
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I have never coverd the holes when my pins are removed. I havent had any issues. If dirt got into it, brake parts cleaner or a good hose and water
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #20
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I guess I have driven in more nasty conditions with salt, sand qnd mud etc debris flying around than others who have never had any issues with guck getting lodged in the holes.

I have had to clean the holes with a wire brush a few times so the inserts would go in smoothly. I am getting the ball hitch covers ASAP.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:58 PM   #21
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Guess I will have to measure mine because when I cut the new grill slots for things to fit - they fit, quite snugly.

Sounds like the best solution thus far though.

Thank you for this idea - will measure mine and I also must go to the RV center here in the area tomorrow and can see what they have for those ball covers.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:50 AM   #22
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Measured the OD of pin holders, they measure at just barely over 2 inches. The only issue is that the bottom and both sides have about 1/4 inch of room around them, however the top fits snugly up against the plastic bumper housing and will not allow for any movement.

Then - went out to the local RV center and sure enough, they didn't have the ball covers so since I will be going to WalMart this morning, will try and find them there.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:06 AM   #23
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While not covering the adapter receivers means occasionally wiping them clean, I prefer leaving them uncovered. This allows moisture to dry quickly. Covers tend to hold the moisture against the metal increasing the corrosion potential. If you use a cover you might consider allowing for a vent/weep hole.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #24
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Would these rubber stoppers work? The one pictured may not be the right size. Don't know if they would stay in any better that the original plugs.

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