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Old 03-31-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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Just wrap it with a piece of old fashioned wax paper. It is a lot cleaner.

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Old 04-01-2012, 05:31 AM   #12
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That's an excellent idea, Clutch. Wax paper... when we were kids, we'd take a sheet of wax paper, sit on it and use it to go down the slide. Surprised I didn't kill myself!

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Old 04-01-2012, 05:52 AM   #13
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One other problem I have had with "dry" hitch mechanisms (mainly on boat trailers) is they stay partially closed after unhitching and when you go to hitch up they remain closed so the coupler will not go over the ball. Of course a shot of lubricant freed things up quickly, and it will then open up and slide over the ball.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by bradsr63 View Post
When bringing our trailer home for the first time, we had fun unhitching at the storage facility. Could not get it to release. Tried backing up & pulling forward to try & take pressure off ball & hitch, but it didn't work. Tried jumping up & down on the bumper, but that didn't work. The ball had grease on it and wasn't dry. Ended up using a screw driver in the safety lever mechanism. That did the trick. I called the rv dealer later in the week and tech told me to block front & back of trailer wheels, with jack touching ground, & put truck in gear and move just a pinch to relieve pressure. Has anyone else had this problem? I've towed smaller trailers and never had this problem.
My maiden voyage camping, mine did not want to unhitch. Finally, with help from new campsite neighbors, we got it to release. Moving the tt a tad to unlatch the ball from the hitch AND the lithuim grease is a girls best friend. :hihi:

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:01 AM   #15
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Grease The Ball

I have tried a few different types of lubrication on the Ball, and on my equalizer Hitch. I Now use Marine Grade White Grease, It stays on very good and does not wash off as easy as Standard grease..


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