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Old 08-25-2016, 05:02 AM   #1
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Lubricant for TT hitch?

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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Old 08-25-2016, 05:20 AM   #2
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I've always just slapped a glob of axle grease on the ball. Keeps things quiet and when someone is TWW (texting while walking) and bangs their shin on the ball they get a big stain on their pants.

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Old 08-25-2016, 05:31 AM   #3
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I use the grease that came with my equilzer hitch but I thinks it's just regular lithium grease

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Old 08-25-2016, 06:18 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:25 AM   #5
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A shot of wd-40 white lithium. Keeps everything moving and wipes off easily

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Old 08-25-2016, 06:34 AM   #6
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I also grease the ball liberally before each trip. To stop from getting the dreaded "greasy shin" decease, I find a paper tower works wonderfully to wipe off the grease when the trailer is unhooked.
Amazing how a simple process works so well!!
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:48 AM   #7
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It's not so much of a friction point that it really matters that much what you use. I just use whatever is lying around...lithium, wheel bearing grease, etc. Wipe out the ball and coupler before hooking up and smear a little on the ball each trip. The big thing is to make sure it's cleaned out. If you get grit and dirt mixed in with it you might as well be using sandpaper after awhile.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:05 AM   #8
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I use the same dry lube that I use on the slide mechanism. Less messy.

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Old 08-25-2016, 07:20 AM   #9
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I use red sticky grease and do clean the coupler prior to each outing
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:49 AM   #10
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Thank you all for your quick replies. Picked up some WD40 White Lithium and will try not to bump into the ball, like that's not going to happen!

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