How to hide trailer home tongue/hitch?

by Lynn

I have a 1960 trailer home w/the tongue/hitch still attached, I have covered it by placing a square plywood board over it then covering that w/a large piece of green astroturf and some potted plants on top of that but aft 10 yrs the elements have done their damage. I am unable to find anything on-line re a cover-up that a 72 yr old female can do easily.

  7 answers
  • Tonya Peri Tonya Peri on Feb 01, 2019

    I agree with most however step 1 dig up and mulch all of the greenery around the front of the house. Step 2 if it’s in the budget expand your porch about 2.5 feet on each side. Step 3 yes add upper shutters Step 4 Ready for paint because the roof appear to be black possibly dark brown mixed with black shutters should be a complement reserve right to chose color when picking door color go one shade darker you could use teal, turquoise, step outside of what you or others think is the norm. Step 5 paint consider Storm Cloud Gray it’s in the blue family but it’s gray muted and adorable I painted my lower cabinets in this color to complement my gray stone floors and I am in love.... trim windows and door frame in Sterling white it’s fresh and timeless paint your porch ceiling a very almost white blue, or if you feel frisky go with glossy black you can stain the addition or existing porch in black stain called Ebony

    pause before ore you pick shutters and door now what flowers are you putting in your empty mulched flower bed. What colors wer you thinking about adding back?

    If you look at at your flowers you will find your door & shutters. No matter what you decide be true to yourself and listen to your gut and ignore nay sayers at the end of the day

    Every home should stand up

    make up smile and salute you when you come home. I look at my shiplapped walls daily and smile


  • Lynn Lynn on Feb 01, 2019

    thx but I am a 72 yr old renter just looking to upgrade my trailer tongue/hitch w/something other than my large astro-turf green carpet.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Feb 01, 2019

    You can put up a trellis or two so they form an angle. Plant rose bushes or climbing ivy so it will cover the trellis’. Rose bushes and ivy grow fast and will look amazing. And the job wouldn’t be too taxing for you. Perhaps you can even have a family member or friend do the job.

  • Lynn Lynn on Feb 01, 2019

    thx but I do not have a green thumb, a trellis or two would only accentuate what I want to hide, have no family members and friends too old or too far away. have thought of everything and what people have suggested, is why I went on this site to ask.

  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Feb 02, 2019

    Yes. Put up the trellis at a rectangle and also cover the top. If you live south of the Manson/Dahmer line, instead of roses, plant Gardenia bushes. You can keep them trimmed so they don't get too large, but after blooming, the beautiful green foliage will last through the winter.

  • Grace Gleason Grace Gleason on Feb 02, 2019

    NO IVY! You're 72? If it gets away from you, you'll never stop it. (I'm 73)

  • Grace Gleason Grace Gleason on Feb 02, 2019

    You could replace it with exactly what you already have. Many places have Astroturf or something similar. It really isn't that difficult. There's nothing magic that will do it for you (just ask me!). Just do a little bit at a time. Here are two places that sell the grass:

    Good luck with your cover-up. grace