I lift/carry mine with one hand on the receiver part of the shank and the other on the nut that holds the ball. No grease in those locations. No mess. No need to wash hands.
$35? My wife would say to give her the $35 and she will deal with the hitch.
Chuck - Sparta, TN
2012 Jay Flight 22FB, 2 x Honda EU2000i
2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD
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