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Old 07-16-2010, 06:01 AM   #1
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Lubricant

I am getting noises from my hitch. What type of lubricant do you use? Dry or old fashion grease or some thing I am not aware of that works well with no or little mess.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:22 AM   #2
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Do you know where the noise is coming from, WD bars, sway control, ball? Hitch noises are common and grease is not recommended as they collect dirt. If you have a sway control don't use any lub on it and it can be noisy. We don't use any lub at all and have gotten use to the noise.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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I agree, there are noises inherent to pulling a trailer. However, I use a teflon lubricant I purchased at Camping Worls. It is on the trailer, otherwise I would tell you the name. I clean the ball hitch and and load levelers and relube.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:08 AM   #4
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Take a bit of wax paper, just enough to cover the ball, and place it on the ball before hitching up. This will act like a lube and not attract dirt. Depending on your WD bars a SMALL shot of lithium grease will work wonders, or you can try a shot of WD40.
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Hey, Sean, that's a good one - never thought to use waxed paper....
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:43 PM   #6
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JUST REMEMBER when you unhitch to fish out the little bits that are left inside the coupler.
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