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kickthetires 10-01-2015 10:27 AM

noise from hitch
 
2nd trip with the 32BHDS. I noticed alot of unsettling noise from the hitch. Mainly when turning a corner. Seems to be coming from the pivot point on the ball connection.
Anyone else experience this?
Corrections?
Thanks

jasoncw 10-01-2015 10:30 AM

What hitch are you using? Some (like the Equal-i-zer) are notorious for being noisy. It usually involves greasing a friction point, but let us know, and we can make a more informative suggestion.

Jagiven 10-01-2015 10:49 AM

Without knowing what WDH are you using. Make sure to grease the ball at minimum, I just use regular old high temp bearing grease. On my unit, I have to grease about every 1500 miles, or the noise starts to come back. I also have an Equalizer brand WDH. The pivot points at the WDH can be lubed. There I use 600 wt rear axle grease. Equalizer sells a small tube of grease you can use, but I bet regular bearing grease would work too. I do lube this area a bit more often. I have ZERO hitch noise when lubed.

TWP723 10-01-2015 11:38 AM

Noise = It's working correctly.

kickthetires 10-01-2015 11:54 AM

I think its a Elite brand WDH. I also used it on my 26BW with limited noise. Hauling out there would be noise. On the return trip, after hitching to the truck same way, the noise would appear. I tried some high temp grease on the ball with very little success.
Not sure working correctly means noise.

TWP723 10-01-2015 12:18 PM

Hitches can make alot of noise. The noise doesn't neccessarily mean bad. Slow turns can make it screech and whine..it's not hurting anything. It's just some folks don't like the noise. My father always toldme, if it's groaning and whining...it's working. There are some manufacturers that don't recommend greasing the friction points. Greased friction points can eliminate some of the sway properties of particular hitches.

mike837go 10-01-2015 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TWP723 (Post 345251)
Noise = It's working correctly.

Unless it's that POP during the hard parking lot turn that lets you know you forgot to put the little clips in 200 miles ago.:o

hboy 10-01-2015 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TWP723 (Post 345251)
Noise = It's working correctly.

x2

djtho1 10-01-2015 02:03 PM

Or the bang that lets you know that the bar holding the weight distribution just snapped. Dont ask me how I know..........

Snake Plissken 10-01-2015 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djtho1 (Post 345285)
Or the bang that lets you know that the bar holding the weight distribution just snapped. Dont ask me how I know..........

How do you know?;)


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