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Old 09-02-2016, 10:21 PM   #51
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My choice

My choice is my preference:

Reese Towpower 58117 Hitch Ball Lube

CURT 21811 2-5/16" Trailer Ball Cover

I use the same grease on the weight distribution bars too.

The grease is white, goes on and wipes off easy. it come in a plastic jar which I keep in the door of the tow vehicle. The last for years because it only takes a very little grease to do the job.

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Old 09-03-2016, 06:31 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by Oaklevel View Post
and...........many use no grease

I'd venture to say that the majority of folks do not use grease. Many are told by dealers that there is no need for it. Dealer that installed my Equal-i-zer told me not to use any lube even though Equal-I-zer says to lube the head.

Anyway, I use a very light coat of white lithium on the camper. I don't use any when towing my 16' boat or my utility trailer.


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Old 09-03-2016, 06:51 AM   #53
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I put a light coating of disc brake grease on the ball and on the ends of the weight distribution bars. Helps keep that annoying sound you hear from many of those people that come late at night waking up the camp ground with their noisy setups. ;-)

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