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Old 01-25-2014, 09:13 AM   #11
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I have never greased either one in all my years of towing trailers. I come from a family of truckers and farmers and none of them have ever used grease either....not saying that truckers and farmers are the smartest people in the world
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:22 AM   #12
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Any grease will work just fine. There is no need to worry about thickener compatibility, drop point or any other of the complexities that surround lubrication. You could use bacon grease if that's all you had. Vaseline works too. Go to your favorite farm, home improvement, or good old Wal-Mart and pick up a tube of the cheapest stuff they have and it will do the job nicely.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:43 AM   #13
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SNIP... pointed out some gouges in the ball all be it light 1's I asked if I should be using grease or what.... The guys response was " you don't have to put anything on it, there is grease in e coupler already" too me this seems crazy... Thoughts?
I have 2 thoughts on this
First the gouges in the hitch ball were probably not caused from towing but hooking up
Second, if the coupler is greased you will be fine. If being the big word here. If it was greased you would see residue on the ball.


IMO grease the coupler with cheap grease
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #14
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I grease mine with wheel bearing grease. My hitch stays on the truck during camping and is locked into the receiver via a hitch lock. I cut a Diet Pepsi can in half and place it over the greased ball, it stays there even going 80mph. Plays havoc with the backup sensors though.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:13 PM   #15
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Grease is GOOD. When we first got our HTT, after a few trips I noticed the same gouges you are talking about. I also had a lot of noise and banging from the hitch. I use tube of high temp bearing grease, and I slather it on the ball quite generously. What I found, it eliminated most of my hitch noise. When I grease the Equalizer WDH pivot points as recommended I now have absolutely no hitch sounds. When the HTT is uncoupled, I place a red Solo cup on the ball. It fits perfectly.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:08 AM   #16
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when I got my Hensley Arrow hitch one of the statements in the install manual was to grease the ball ..
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:04 AM   #17
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I use general marine grease, because that's what I have (used to own a hole in the water). Apparently it has the added benefit of being a little more "sticky" so it stays where you put it better. I tried spray-on white lithium grease before the marine grease; it worked, but not well...

I started greasing mine because the ball lock on the tongue was getting stuck. I greased the ball and it worked its way into the lock, and voila, no more stuck lock.
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