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Old 03-16-2014, 06:45 PM   #21
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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.

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Old 03-17-2014, 07:12 AM   #22
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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.

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Old 03-17-2014, 08:07 AM   #23
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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.

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