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Old 10-08-2015, 07:39 PM   #21
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I had the same problem, after pulling into a campground an old I mean old experienced camper stopped by and told me to grease the ball and use a very light coat of Vaseline on the bars. It did the trick. Still makes some noise but it does not wake up the dead. I like some noise as I know there is still friction going on which is what allows the system to work.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:51 PM   #22
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That wax paper is a great idea. Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:10 PM   #23
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On the hitch ball a layer of grease is good, mine had curved bars on the WDH and I would put a thin layer of grease where they hooked into the hitch. As to the sway brake a small amount only on the balls where, don't get grease or other lubricant on anything else. The popping noise a lot of times is the chains on the WDH. WDH moan and groan no matter what you do but the grease will make it easier to hook and unhook and help with a bit of the noise.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:33 PM   #24
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I use a cheap silicone spray on all moving parts and the hitch ball-just before hitching.No Mona
Lisa(Mona Greesa) for me.No loss of control-and no greasy hands.
I prefer clean hands on a beer can.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:36 PM   #25
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Thanks for the replies, I hope someday I can back it up with no problems
Grease on the ball is a good idea, but like a few others, I don't do it as regular as I should. Not to worry about backing the unit, every one of us has gone through the learning process. It will come to you.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:30 PM   #26
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hitch moan and groan

IMO if you have a WDH with friction anti-sway you should never lubricate the anti-sway.The ball connections are ok to lubricate, but not the friction bar itself.
You should als remove the anti-sway when backing.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:50 AM   #27
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Thanks for the replies, I hope someday I can back it up with no problems
I would remove sway control,,, before I backed up !!!
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:51 AM   #28
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Lost Vermonters....that's funny about your living in Indiana, but would rather be in Vermont. I myself always comment on the fact that I was born in Vermont....so I state...."Head in Texas and heart in Vermont."
Yes sir, I am hoping to retire next spring and move back. I have been known to say I would love to still live in Vermont ......if I could find someone to pay me enough to live the lifestyle to which I'd like be be accustom to.

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I had the same problem, after pulling into a campground an old I mean old experienced camper stopped by and told me to grease the ball and use a very light coat of Vaseline on the bars. It did the trick. Still makes some noise but it does not wake up the dead. I like some noise as I know there is still friction going on which is what allows the system to work.
Super Lub is better than Vaseline !!!
In my opinion !!!
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