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Old 08-09-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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Greasing Reese Dual Cam WD Hitch?

Hello All,

Does anyone grease any parts of your Reese Dual Cam WD Hitch?
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It is not recommeded, You can grease the ball and I am told by Reese that you can use a little silicon spray on the spring bars.
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:15 PM   #3
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The instructions state that you should grease the trunnion sockets.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:58 AM   #4
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According to the Reese instructions for the Dual Cam, it is ok to use a small amount of Vaseline on the cam's.

I have done this, and it virtually eliminates noise from the Hitch! I see no difference in the sway control characteristics of the hitch.

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According to the Reese instructions for the Dual Cam, it is ok to use a small amount of Vaseline on the cam's.

I have done this, and it virtually eliminates noise from the Hitch! I see no difference in the sway control characteristics of the hitch.

John U

I forgot the vaseline, thanks midnightpumkin.
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Thanks All for the info.....The cams and bars are showing some wear and I wanted to try to protect them.

Thanks again...
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:35 PM   #7
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Yes use some grease on the WD bar pivot points and the ball. on heavy tongue weight applications it is OK to use a very light coating of grease on the cams. this is per reese`s web site!

From their tech support section. "Can I grease the Dual Cam Sway Control (DCSC)?

Do not grease the cam and cam arms. The Dual Cam was designed to use metal-to-metal friction. Heavy greasing of the cam and cam arm surfaces with affect performance. If noise is offensive, a very light coating of lubricant, such as Vaseline, may be used. Tongue weights over 1,200 lbs. may require a light coating of grease to reduce friction and prevent excessive wear. The Dual Cam Sway Control DCSC is not to be lubricated on the cam arms when the tongue weight is under 1,200 lbs. Instead you will want to apply a thin coat of a petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline. This will act as a poor lubricant, but works well to dampen the sound. For trailers with over 1,200 lbs. tongue weight you should apply a couple of drops of an 80/90 gear lube to the cam arm to prevent excessive wear caused by the increased tongue weight."

Here is a link! http://www.reeseprod.com/ go to tech support, click on weight distribution and sway control and scroll all the way down to the last item.
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Great Info. Thanks Dodge Guy!
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