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Old 06-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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creaking sound coming from hitch??

Normally mine is quiet. It seems to start making noise when it gets wet. I will try loosening it a bit next time. Thanks.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:09 PM   #12
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The creaking noise was caused by the sway bar. I loosened up the tension, and slid the inner section out. Cleaned it up with some disc brake cleaner, let it dry, put it back in and the noise is gone.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:54 PM   #13
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chuckworkb,

Thanks for the follow-up..., always good to close out a thread confirming the root cause and the fix.

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:48 AM   #14
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Noise is normal as far as I know. My noise is from the anti sway. Shreik means it is to tight ,I adjust mine to a groan.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:11 AM   #15
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A little noise is OK, my creaking, and groaning was really loud.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:24 AM   #16
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What grease is recommended? I also have the loud noise. One thing i noticed is that where the WDH connects to the trailer is only held in place by one bolt that can be tightened and loosend and has moved back and forth. Any suggestions to keep it in place better?
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:46 AM   #17
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Someone told me about putting sheets of wax paper on the pins where the trunnion bars lock into the hitch instead of messing with grease, and it works. I take about a 6 inch piece and fold it in half and put on the two pins before I put the bars on the hitch. When I get where I am going I throw out the wax paper, no greasy mess to deal with.
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Someone told me about putting sheets of wax paper on the pins where the trunnion bars lock into the hitch instead of messing with grease, and it works. I take about a 6 inch piece and fold it in half and put on the two pins before I put the bars on the hitch. When I get where I am going I throw out the wax paper, no greasy mess to deal with.
Awhile back I saw a fellow camper rubbing a old candle all over the sockets/arms on his WDH. Makes sense now.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:14 PM   #19
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We have the same problem towing a Whitehawk 35' with a Husky Centerline WDH. The dealer told us it was a combination of the dual axles on the trailer trying to turn, and the bars on the hitch sliding. He suggested some dry graphite spray to reduce the noise. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:22 PM   #20
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ALWAYS remove the sway bar before backing up. This is even true if you dont think you will get into an angle where it will bottom out...just good to get into the routine of removing it. Typically while the wifey is checking in at the office I'll go out and remove the bar and store it in the TT storage compartment just so its not forgotten and bad things happen.
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