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Old 06-21-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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We have been told that we weren't suppose to lube the ball joint on the trailer hitch. Any comments on this subject. Larry& karen
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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I did when I had pull behinds - I used reese hitch ball lube. A high temp lithium grease will do. Can get messy so watch your clothes around it. I wiped the hitch ball off when I got to my destination and put on some fresh lube before I left.
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I don't like metal to metal so I did as Norskeny. Got to stop that wear.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:13 AM   #4
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You can also get a plastic cover from CW for a few bucks to keep the grease off when you get too close.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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I greased mine (as NorskeNY said - didn't like metal on metal). It was a mess at times and I ruined a few jeans bumping into it. I think some small utility trailers (like U-Haul) don't grease theirs as the ball provides the ground connection for the lights.



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Old 06-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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Always used the Reese lube when we had a TT. I split a tennis ball part way and put it on the ball so I wouldn,t get grease on me if I bumped into it.
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Are you sure they said ball ornot to lube the anti-sway control.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:28 AM   #8
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As in Ball!!!
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:24 AM   #9
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If going on a long trip with the boat I will lube the ball. Did you ask for an explanation why not to lube the ball?Just curious...
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