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Old 06-24-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Hitch'n up the TT

Just as an FYI the first things to do before " hitch'n up" put a little dielectric grease on / in both ends of youe electric connector and a little standard grease on the ball & up in the trailer hitch. Both will make you life easier. Larry
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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You are so right Larry. Just recently did that and have no problems hooking up or getting the ball to release.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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It has always amazed me to watch some people fight with a rusty hitch lock, rusty WDH spring bars and corroded electric connectors. Especially when they are one of the easiest things to give some attention to. A little grease can sure make things work easier.

On the same note it is apparent that many park their camper in the yard after a camping trip and never touch it again until the day before the next trip. Only to find mildew, dead battery and insects varmints have decided the camper make a great condo.

Admittedly I have learned a lot by observing these types and the problems they encounter. Then devise ways and habits to avoid the same issues.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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Good advice Larry..., sure makes for a safe and "quiet" tow.

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Chuck - you're 100% right on watching others and learning from both their good points and their mistakes. When we return from a trip, we always try to get the 5er ready for the next trip as much as possible before we lock it up.
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All good advice.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
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Great tip on the dielectric grease, never thought about it before but certainly on my list now. I have always greased the hitch and ball....it's crazy the number of folks who don't care or don't know better.
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Great tip on the dielectric grease, never thought about it before but certainly on my list now. I have always greased the hitch and ball....it's crazy the number of folks who don't care or don't know better.
X2^^ It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who don't lubricate the moving parts of their hitch system. They're the ones that you can hear creaking their way around the campground. Try to envision the amount of pressure in such a small area on your hitch when you have a tongue weight of 500 lbs or so...that's a lot of PSI on the ball and spring bar contact points.
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I usually grease the ball and hitch but just spray WD-40 on the connectors. WD-40 Does wonders for good connections. Even a little dab behind your ears doesn't hurt either...
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I grease the ball and put a rubber cap on it when it's not hitched up. That keeps in the grease on the ball and not on your pants or legs when reaching for stuff in the bed of the truck.
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