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Old 01-21-2014, 10:59 PM   #1
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Lubricating hitch ball

I was at my RV dealer dropping my Whitehawk off and 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?
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:53 AM   #2
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I put grease on the ball of our trailer. as far as I know the couple does not come with any grease.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:40 AM   #3
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I grease it to even inside the coupler
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:52 AM   #4
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Seen this discussion a few times over the years, most people do not add grease to the trailer ball, a lot of people do, argument follows the line of grease is messy, dry will take forever to wear out the trailer ball and/or the hitch.

I agree, the dealer was speaking incorrectly, even if there was grease there at one time, it doesn't last forever.

If you are willing to put up with the grease, lube it heavy, otherwise for infrequent towing (normal camping usage) you probably won't harm anything

Personally, I like to spray it often with WD-40, it's not messy, it provides a light lubrication and makes me feel better.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:07 AM   #5
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If it moves, grease it. Put a cover on it when you drop the TT. I use a mushroom can, cheap and plentiful.
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Grease is good but gets on your pant leg latter. WAX PAPER is great cut a squ just big enough to fit over the ball add a second sheet and drop the hitch on the ball. This works GREAT leaves no mess later the only thing you have to do is reach up into the hitch head and take out any bits that got ripped up. Of course new sheets next time you tow.
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Seann,

I always were shorts. Just kidding.......Wax paper, I might try that.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:37 PM   #8
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Thanks guys is there a specific grease to use? I do have axle grease would that work? And I will totally try the wax paper
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Last year I used lithium. This year I'm using the grease from equalizer. It is in a nice handy little tube. When the trailer is unhooked I place a ball cover on. I swing the bars back parallel before removing them to cover the greased swivel points. The hitch stays on the truck except for auto car washes.
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I usually use motorcycle chain lube in a spray can. It is tacky and doesn't get hot and run.
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