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Old 12-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Equalizer WD lubrication?

Do those of you that have an Equalizer WD hitch grease it at all? I have had it for about 6 months and have never greased them. I just had some alignment issues with the trailer hooked up and I think this may have caused it. I have taken my trailer on 3 trips and coming home this last time I noticed the issue. It never happened before and it had rained on this last trip.


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Old 12-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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As with any friction based WDH with integrated sway control, only specific areas should be lubricated.

From Equal-i-zer's web site:

You can do several things that usually reduce most of the hitch noise:

1. Try using a set of Equal-i-zer Sway Bracket Jackets on your L-brackets. These were specially designed to help reduce the noise at this joint, without the mess of using grease.
2. Keep your hitch head clean and the sockets lubricated.
3. Re-adjust the angle of your hitch so that the arms sit more parallel with the trailer frame. For example - when your hitch is hooked up, if your spring arms angle up slightly from the hitch head back along the trailer frame, try adding a spacer washer to the hitch head, and lowering the L-brackets 1 hole. This will give you the same weight distribution, but make the arms more parallel to the frame of the trailer




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Old 12-17-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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Yup. Manufacturer suggests lightly greasing the sockets, so I do. And, yes, it can be a bit messy...When storing them, the greasy bits are covered in a cloth specially designed for that purpose (an old t-shirt).
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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Yes, I use the Equal-i-zer grease and lube the sockets and hitch head before each trip. Haven't had any problems over 3 years. I have a foam ball cover that put over the hitch ball after I disconnect at the campsite. It helps keep the lube from smearing on pant legs, etc.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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I use the L-Braket Jackets along with the Equal-i-zer Lube on the torsion bars.

On the Hitch Head, I apply a film of EP(extreme pressure) Grease. See arrows. This is where the most force is applied when in use.

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