Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-21-2015, 09:51 AM   #31
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Colville, WA
Posts: 40
Thanks for the tips everyone! I will be putting a layer of grease on for my next trip.

2014 27DSRL White Hawk Summit Edition
1998 Dodge Ram 2500, 24 Valve Cummins Diesel
WCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 12:22 PM   #32
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Richmond
Posts: 188
For me depends on how much driving around I'll do after setup. Alot mean the whole equalizer setup gets put in front storage compartment of the TT. A little then just the bars go in the storage compartment.
Interesting that the dealer as setting up the equalizer said not to grease anything, but I have decided to add some grease (Sil-Glyde) to the bars where contacting rest of setup, pretty noisy w/o. Never greased a ball in 40 years of trailering, nor has any of my friends, only advantage I see is no rust - any others?

Larry J

LarryJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 12:55 PM   #33
Senior Member
Jagiven's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,114
greasing the ball, eliminates a lot of hitch noise, and keeps the coupler lubricated so it works better.

If you have an Equalizer brand hitch only lube the rotating parts not the sliding parts. The friction between the L-bracket and the bar is what gives you your sway control.
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 01:29 PM   #34
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 973
I use a lock style pin once I get to the campground but I don't use it to tow because I can't attach chains with the lock covering one of the holes. I hide the bars under ground cloth.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln

2016 36FBTS Pinnacle
2016 F350, 6.7, 4x4, DRW, long bed
B & W Companion 5th wheel Hitch
eldermike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2015, 11:28 AM   #35
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Scramento
Posts: 13
Thumbs up Thanks

Thank you all for the input. Lots of variety and some good things to keep in mind.
Craiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2015, 11:34 AM   #36
Site Team
FPM III's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Fayette Ridges of PA, USA
Posts: 2,305
Originally Posted by annie oakly View Post
Ok I forget that it is there. But it work well to get the boat down and for me to get in the back of the truck
The hitch color looks close to a "Caterpillar" yellow. (Hint: Click on the View Post icon in the quote to see annie oakly's post containing the picture)

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search

TV: 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD | Crew Cab | Std. Box | 4WD | Duramax/Allison
RV: 2000 Jayco Eagle 266 | FBS | TT -- 1986 Coleman Laramie pop-up -- Still in the family!!!
FPM III is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.