Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2014, 06:45 PM   #21
KB3MMX's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 49
Originally Posted by rattleNsmoke View Post
When we owned our Jayco TT, always used white lithium grease on the ball and BARELY used any lube on the weight distribution bars, perhaps a drop or two of oil. I was told by a tech years ago the bar ends should be lubed by a few drops of oil and that's all due to the fact that you want the friction to work with you keeping the trailer stabile and difficult to sway especially when being passed by a semi at highway speeds. Although the trailer did sound like a sinking ship, moaning and groaning when turning tightly, I did notice more stability when testing this lube theory myself.

The best solution is adding sway control with a bar based on friction(they're adjustable).
Like this:
Pro Series Friction Sway Control #83660

Any excess friction on the WD bar coupler ends just results in excess wear of you tow frequently.

-Forest River Sierra 355QBQ Bunkhouse
-2007 Duramax/Allison Stage 2 Garrett Turbo W/ KB3MMX EFIlive custom tuning & lots of other goodies...
KB3MMX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 07:12 AM   #22
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 291
It may sound funny, but a friend turned me onto this trick. He uses a wax toilet ring to lube his WD system and hitch ball. He took a wax ring (the junk freebie from a toilet unused) and waded it into a ball in some wax paper. Just a quick run around the hitch ball and the top and bottom of his WD bars and its good to go. Its not water soluble and does not stain clothing like grease will. And it lasts a long while.

jbrostek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 08:07 AM   #23
Senior Member
SKnight's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,428
I'll second or third the Reese lube. Cheap, effective and used sparingly one jar has lasted years. A thin coat on the ball and on the contact points of the WDH bars served me well. I removed the hitch and stored it when not towing.

Now-2014 Sierra 346RETS 5er BUB
Then-2002 Keystone Springdale 286RLDS TT

Nights camped in 2014-28, 2015-127, 2016-10
SKnight 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

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 PM.