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Old 04-21-2015, 08:51 AM   #31
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Thanks for the tips everyone! I will be putting a layer of grease on for my next trip.

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Old 04-21-2015, 11:22 AM   #32
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For me depends on how much driving around I'll do after setup. Alot mean the whole equalizer setup gets put in front storage compartment of the TT. A little then just the bars go in the storage compartment.
Interesting that the dealer as setting up the equalizer said not to grease anything, but I have decided to add some grease (Sil-Glyde) to the bars where contacting rest of setup, pretty noisy w/o. Never greased a ball in 40 years of trailering, nor has any of my friends, only advantage I see is no rust - any others?

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Old 04-21-2015, 11:55 AM   #33
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greasing the ball, eliminates a lot of hitch noise, and keeps the coupler lubricated so it works better.

If you have an Equalizer brand hitch only lube the rotating parts not the sliding parts. The friction between the L-bracket and the bar is what gives you your sway control.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:29 PM   #34
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I use a lock style pin once I get to the campground but I don't use it to tow because I can't attach chains with the lock covering one of the holes. I hide the bars under ground cloth.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:28 AM   #35
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Thank you all for the input. Lots of variety and some good things to keep in mind.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:34 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by annie oakly View Post
Ok I forget that it is there. But it work well to get the boat down and for me to get in the back of the truck
The hitch color looks close to a "Caterpillar" yellow. (Hint: Click on the View Post icon in the quote to see annie oakly's post containing the picture)

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