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Old 10-18-2015, 08:02 PM   #11
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I grease too.

As a kid I was taught steel either needed to painted or greased. I pretty much live by that still today.

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Old 10-18-2015, 08:07 PM   #12
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Guess I'll be the odd man out here lol, been in and around the construction business for 15 years. Never have I greased a ball or hitch or seen anyone else doing it that I can remember. Have hitches,balls, and trailer couplers 15+ years (and 100k+ miles) old that still work fine thats never had grease.

...but, if it works for you thats all that matters. .

I do use a teflon plate on my fiver.

I wouldn't really be against greasing any hitch,ball, or coupler, but I can do without the mess of it. Its worked fine for me thus far so I see no need to change now.

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Old 10-18-2015, 08:39 PM   #13
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Gotta clean it and grease it for every trip for what they said.
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Old 10-19-2015, 05:42 AM   #14
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I clean the ball & hitch with a rag and use some spraycan lube I got at an auto parts store. It says its made just for the ball & hitch. I only do it once a season.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:22 AM   #15
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+1 for grease. No real good reason not to, plenty of reasons to. I use general purpose marine grease because I have a bunch of it laying around. Clean and reapply about 2-3x per season.

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Old 10-19-2015, 08:35 AM   #16
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I never have,but I'm new to this.In the 6 trips I've made with my trailer my hitch ball is starting to look hammered.Im going to grease it before next trip.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:55 AM   #17
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I spray mine with lithium grease, easy and never had an issue. Wipe off with rag and spray a new coating as needed. I've seen and heard more balls and WD hitches squealing, simple spritz and it's gone. No rust never had a problem getting ball of the hitch either. I agree you never want to leave raw steel raw, either paint or grease just makes sense to me.
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:10 AM   #18
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How about some Reese ball lube?

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Old 10-19-2015, 12:49 PM   #19
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A couple of months ago I purchased a new utility trailer. Try as I might I couldn't get the two coupled together. A quick shot of white spray on grease (purchased many years earlier) did the trick.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:09 PM   #20
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I use the Reese lube on my ball and Equalizer lube points.

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