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Old 07-09-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Hitch grease

Had something changed in the last 30 years? In the '60 and '70s everyone had grease on the hitch ball. When I took my new trailer home after dealer installed hitch it was dry. I understand why the swaybar rub area is dry, but is the hitch now dry for sway control or did they just not grease it?
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:31 PM   #2
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I always use white lithium grease spray on the ball before every trip. I do however clean it off and apply a new coat after each trip. A little messy but I think it gives me a smoother and quiet tow plus saves the hitch ball from wear.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:42 PM   #3
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My guess is that someone at the dealership forgot. I lube my hitch ball.
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I always use white lithium grease spray on the ball before every trip. I do however clean it off and apply a new coat after each trip. A little messy but I think it gives me a smoother and quiet tow plus saves the hitch ball from wear.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:04 PM   #5
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Mine always has grease on it. Won't tow without it!
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I always clean and grease the hitch ball before every tow (and the Equalizer sockets of course). I use Moly Graph extreme pressure.

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Old 07-10-2018, 04:57 AM   #7
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This is what I use, from Ace Hardware.
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Grease on ours all the time and for all the three different trailers we tow
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I've never greased a hitch/ball. I only know one person that does it. Mine has never made noise and I've never noticed wear.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:38 PM   #10
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A small square of wax paper over the ball does the same thing as grease and much easier to clean up afterwards..
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