Protecting my Hitch from Weathering

If you own a trailer hitch, you understand that it can take a real beating from Mother Nature. From extreme cold to extreme heat, your trailer hitch can be subjected to all sorts of weathering over the course of its lifetime. That’s why it’s important to know how to protect your hitch from the elements and keep it in good working order for years to come. Let’s take a look at some tips for keeping your hitch in great condition no matter what Mother Nature throws its way.

Coating Your Hitch with a Protective Agent

One way to protect your hitch is to coat it with a protective agent such as a trailer hitch gel or spray. This will prevent rust and corrosion due to moisture, dirt, other environmental factors. Depending on the brand, a high quality protective spray can last for up to a year and withstand temperature highs and lows without losing efficacy. Of course, these coatings will be at their most effective if you treat your hitch with regular attention and cleaning.

Using a Hitch Cover

A simple yet effective way to protect your hitch is by using a hitch cover. Hitch covers are made out of durable materials like leather or canvas that will shield your hitch from rain, sun, wind, dirt, dust, and other debris. Buying a hitch cover is an affordable solution that provides year-round protection for your investment. For an affordable and grease-resistant hitch ball cover, check out Fastway Trailer’s Tethered Ball Cover today.

Storing Your Hitch Properly

If possible, storing your trailer indoors when not in use is always the best option for protecting it from weather-related damage. However, if indoor storage isn’t an option then be sure to store your trailer outside in an area sheltered from direct sunlight and rain whenever possible. You should also cover the trailer when not in use with a tarp or waterproof cover, so that no water seeps through during bad weather conditions.

In cold weather, consider a covering or wrap to protect the delicate parts of your hitch from being exposed to excess moisture. In hot weather, the shade can also help counteract overheating. And when there’s humidity in the air, try to move your hitch some place cool and unaffected. Depending on where you live, it may be worth investing in a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture in the air.

Protecting Your Hitch for Long Term Use

Taking proactive steps towards protecting your hitch helps ensure its longevity and performance over time no matter what conditions you may encounter. Whether you’re using a hitch spray, purchasing a cover, or looking for tips on trailer hitch storage; you can find all this and more right here on the Fastway Trailer Products blog.

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