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Old 08-25-2016, 12:21 PM   #11
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I've always use good ole Vaseline.

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Old 08-25-2016, 12:28 PM   #12
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I have used a Greaseless Hardball for years, no noise and no grease!
It is a shame Anderson has discontinued them except for their rapid hitch.

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Old 08-25-2016, 12:38 PM   #13
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I used grease and also bought and used one of these to keep from getting grease all over my trousers:

The tether keeps it safely attached to the hitch, while driving, so you don't need to try to find a home for it, or find it, when you unhook at the campsite.
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:41 PM   #14
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Hitch Grease

Ok, there is one product I am using that at least stops the grease mark on the leg or pants. Camping World item no. 72783, a tethered hitch ball cover. With it having a tether it is always there when you need to cover the ball back up. Does provide a little cushion to the leg strikes..
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:45 PM   #15
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I just transferred grease from my hitch ball to my shirt yesterday. The overall quieter towing experience is worth it.
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:49 PM   #16
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A little lithium grease....I always remove my hitch and lock it in the truck bed when not towing. Eliminates "shin" contact and theft. Had my hitch stolen many years ago when I left it under the trailer tongue in the campgrounds. Never again!
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:20 PM   #17
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Cover hitch with plastic bag & tie up then discarde after use
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:44 PM   #18
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I been using a sandwich size Ziplock plastic bag placed over the ball and zipped as tight as possible around the shank. It's kept my knees and pants clean and has not flown off while driving highway speeds. Now, it does not have a nice tether and is not as spiffing as the CW ball cover, but it cost only pennies and is readily available in the near kitchen drawer. :-)
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:54 PM   #19
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I use the bags from the grocers store no cost covers whole ball then ties up using handles.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:57 PM   #20
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Hitch is only installed when actively towing. Ball mount, torsion bars and sway bar are removed and locked inside trailer storage when the trailer is disconnected from the TV.


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