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Old 02-11-2017, 05:51 AM   #1
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Ball grease

Should you grease the ball when towing? Also are the chains on the torsion bars supposed to dig into the frame of the trailer?
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:07 AM   #2
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-yes on the grease , just a film. buy a ball cover (or soup can)to cover ball when unhooked to stop grease from getting on pant legs.
-dont have answer for chains.
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thanks Harley
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If you can, post a picture about those chains. On mine (and others I've seen), the torsion bars ride under the frame. The chains pull those bars upward and connect to a hook mechanism which is mounted on the frame. The upward pull is straight up, and onto the hook. The chain never touches the TT frame. I assume you're talking about these chains, and not the safety tow chains at the hitch, which BTW, should also hang freely and not bind anything.
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
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Yes the chains on the torsion bars. I have a spot on both sides of the frame. I'm assuming it's from tight turns and backing into the sites! I will post a picture tomorrow!
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Yes the chains on the torsion bars. I have a spot on both sides of the frame. I'm assuming it's from tight turns and backing into the sites! I will post a picture tomorrow!
Agreed. Lightly coat the ball with grease. Most torsion bars have 3-5 links used that keep the TB's below the frame. If you're having to tighten them up too much and hit, make the necessary adjustments or add air bags.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:26 PM   #7
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So I finally got the pics done! Here is what it looks like.
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That looks very wrong. It looks like your pull-up brackets are upside down.
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That looks very wrong. It looks like your pull-up brackets are upside down.
I was thinking the same thing, but it looks like there is only one way to mount the bracket. What the heck?
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:23 PM   #10
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I don't know why the pics did that. They posted sideways! In this pic I have the bracket open and the hook is pointed toward the ground.
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