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Platinum Rear End Appearance With Tow Hitch Cover Removed

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by pwscott, June 30, 2016.

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  1. pwscott

    pwscott Elite Explorer

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    So I pulled the tow hitch cover off my '16 Platinum and installed a hitch to help move a friend's mower to his GF's new house. All went weel, but when I look at the opening there with the hitch installed, it just really seemes to spoil the look...there's a big black plastic lip that sticks out at the top and it just looks unfinished.
    I don;t recall that my '12 Limited looked that way. Anyone else unhappy with how that looks...may be I will try and reinstall the cover since I don't normally tow....On the '12 I installed a 3rd (4th?) brake light that slid into the hitch receiver...don't think that will look very good here though.
    Thoughts?
     
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  3. Machine090767

    Machine090767 Active Member

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    Hey, at least you have a cover. Until 2011 Explorers didn't have a cover option.
     
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    Seriously?? you are concerned about what your behind looks like?
     
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    LOL some people like a nice behind.
     
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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    A picture of what you're referring to would be nice for those of us that don't have the Platinum to check out.;)

    Peter
     
  7. rtsittner

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    Yeah. I want to see your behind.

    Wait... that doesn't sound quite righto_O
     
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    While it doesn't bother me in the least, and it's very similar to what my 2012 looked like, one thing you could do is buy a spare cover and cut it with an oscillating or rotary tool to accommodate the hitch and power connector you use, then swap it on whenever you need to.
     
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    Only feasible option I can see as well.
     
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    I like the Hitch showing. It tells others "I use this vehicle to tow big things!"
     
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    Looks like the male part of the hitch cover broke off and it looks like a small tongue sticking out at you?
     
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    :pics::pics:
     

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