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Old 04-26-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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What does everybody use to lubricate their tongue jack and hitch ball latch? Also what do you use to lubricate your stabilizer jacks? And while were on the subject what grease do you use for your bearings? I have the Dexter E-Z lube. Thanks for any input.

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Old 04-26-2010, 05:50 PM   #2
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WD-40 on the corner jacks, bicycle chain oil on the tongue jack & regular 'ol bearing grease for the bearings.

Never thought to put anything on the ball....but you've got me curious now. S'pose a light grease wouldn't hurt.

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Old 04-27-2010, 07:01 AM   #3
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As for my stab jacks, I use a White Lithium Grease
http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-81981...d_sbs_indust_1 that I got from Home Depot. You can get it at Lowe's, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, etc....

As for the the hitch ball, I have only lubed it once and that was about a year ago. I used the same lube that I bought for our Equal-i-zer system.
I keep this in the trailer at all times so when I need to clean and lube the WD system, I can do it at the campsite or at home.

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Old 04-29-2010, 08:31 AM   #4
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Good rule of thumb on those EZ lube axles, it is easy to lube them as you just pump a little grease into them, I strongly suggest that you pull the wheels and clean the bearings every 2 years, that way you can inspect the bearings and the brakes. I am a heavy equipment mechanic and have replaced bearings in my EZ lube axles more than once. A thought to go with that, when a bearing hub is totally full of grease as with the EZ Lube axles the bearings tend to run warmer than with just a good coating of grease. Use a high impact bearing lube as it will protect your bearings better and will not break down when heated. I also use it on my hitch ball, Reese makes a great foam ball cover that will keep the grease on the ball and not your pants
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