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Old 08-26-2016, 02:17 AM   #41
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Does anyone use grease or something else on the hitch ball? Just got my Roo 21SS in January and am about to take our longest trip. I've noticed sometimes there's a loud squeak in the hitch when making a sharp turn. Is that normal or should I be putting grease on the ball?


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I use Slip Plate heavy duty dry film graphite lubricant. It is in a spray can and goes on wet but drys very fast. When dry you can handle it all you want and it will not rub off to you or your clothing. lubricates grate and it conducts electricity if you are concerned about using the ball as a ground.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/SLIP-PLAT...&wl13=&veh=sem

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Old 08-26-2016, 02:55 AM   #42
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I use Evinrude Triple Guard waterproof grease to lube the ball and the weight distribution bars.

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Old 08-26-2016, 01:32 PM   #43
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Always grease tge ball. Just put a glob of axle grease on before I hook up. On extended tows I great when ever I unhook or once a week minimum My WD hitch has grease nipple in the torque bar sockets as well so I grease them each time before I put weight on them .Makes for a quiet ride and less wear.
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:34 PM   #44
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Hitch ball grease

Get a bright orange tennis ball, cut 1 1/2" hole in it, cut 4 short slits around hole and slip it over greased ball. It does three things, keeps ball clean, keeps grease off pants and makes it easy to see.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:31 PM   #45
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Used motor oil from oil changes and a towel. Cheap and shiny.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:35 PM   #46
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Glad i don't need to grease my balls . sounds like a messy mess to deal with all the time . the andersen wd is lite 60 lbs and no grease ever needed .
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:29 PM   #47
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Never, it is a grounding point for your electric, I'd rather deal with a little noise.
The hitch ball is an unreliable ground. There is slop in the receiver not to mention paint. The trailer is grounded through the wiring harness.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:18 PM   #48
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I use axle grease also, just a dab before each trip.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:58 AM   #49
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I use axle grease also, just a dab before each trip.
I cover thr hitch/ball with a wal mart bag while unhitched in campground.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:23 AM   #50
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I lube a little, keeps all the noise down and wears a little less, but sucks when you bang you leg on it and get you pants/leg all greased up. Done that plenty of times.
I put a cover on my ball when not in use and no dirt sticks to ball, if you bang your shin the first time it hurts and their should never been a next time it took me several and now I always look, its been years since I hit mine. When in garage or camping I have a small traffic cone I put behind mine and why people think they don't need grease on theirs just show me where steel on steel grinding away has now wear and friction, you may not see it but making turns will put pressure on the ball hitch and trailer hitch
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