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Old 10-07-2015, 04:16 PM   #1
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I have a couple of ?? relating to equalizer hook ups. I have a 2014 Surveyor 220rbs

!. I hooked up yesterday to practice backing up and parking the TT and when driving the equalizer hitch was making loud noises like it was under stress. any ideas what would cause that.

2. should or should I not put grease on the hitch ball?


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Old 10-07-2015, 04:22 PM   #2
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My experience with any WD hitch is when turning they will groan and pop. Grease on the ball is not a bad idea even though I am a regular offender of not doing it.


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Old 10-07-2015, 04:22 PM   #3
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I have a couple of ?? relating to equalizer hook ups. I have a 2014 Surveyor 220rbs

!. I hooked up yesterday to practice backing up and parking the TT and when driving the equalizer hitch was making loud noises like it was under stress. any ideas what would cause that.

2. should or should I not put grease on the hitch ball?


thank you

Grease on the ball would be okay but usually the noise is caused by the friction from the sway control. Some noise is usual and inherent with the design.


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Old 10-07-2015, 04:39 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies, I hope someday I can back it up with no problems
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Old 10-07-2015, 04:39 PM   #5
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Grease on the ball is good makes it set easier on the receiver. The friction is what makes the wdh perform as it should to make resistance to sway. Noise is just part of having one. Ya live with it no big deal. Later RJD
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:01 PM   #6
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The creaks and groans are caused by the friction points, the noises sound terrible but thats just the WDH doing its job.
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:10 PM   #7
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I was looking at another site on this forum when I came across this. What are the all 4 contacts that are mentioned???

I use the reese lube, it’s no more expensive than anything else. I lube the ball and all 4 contact points of my equalizer hitch. Makes for a much quieter and smoother turning rig.
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We had the same experience with moans and groans so we greased the bars which helped, but very messy when handling them. They make sleaves for the friction points which seems to help without reducing the sway control.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:17 PM   #9
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I have an Equal-I-zer hitch and had the same issues with noise. You can buy a piece that goes over the WD brackets that will eliminate most of the noise - think that they call them "sleeves". I got a set, but haven't used them. Instead, I put some white lithium grease on the hitch ball along with some on the L-shaped brackets. That eliminated most of the noise except when making really tight turns. One thing to be SURE of, keep the adjustment bolts on the receiver tight or it will significantly reduce your sway control.
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I have an Equal-I-zer hitch and had the same issues with noise. You can buy a piece that goes over the WD brackets that will eliminate most of the noise - think that they call them "sleeves". I got a set, but haven't used them. Instead, I put some white lithium grease on the hitch ball along with some on the L-shaped brackets. That eliminated most of the noise except when making really tight turns. One thing to be SURE of, keep the adjustment bolts on the receiver tight or it will significantly reduce your sway control.
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