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Old 01-21-2015, 07:51 AM   #1
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Hitch Maintenance

I have a 4 point Equalizer hitch. I have noticed some rust spots. I concerned that if I use a lubricant then I will lose the effectiveness of the sway control.

I appreciate everyone's advice.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:37 AM   #2
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Hi Randy,

You are supposed to clean and lubricate the surfaces where the spring bar pockets swivel in the head as discussed in the owner's manual. I like to use Boeshield T9, which dries waxy and provides a moisture barrier when the hitch is idle. I also otherwise hit the head and bars with a good degreasing, spot prime, and fresh coat of paint every so many years. The paint rubs off in the needed bearing are first trip after painting. Running the same Equal-i-zer for 15 years!
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:44 PM   #3
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You may want to try this product. Was made for mowers but seems to work great on hitches also. Over time the graphite penetrates the metal to give it a black sheen.
Click here: MowerGUARD™ - Graphite Undercoating for Mower Decks and Blades

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Old 01-22-2015, 04:57 PM   #4
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Well the ball needs to be lubed. The other points as well since they don't offer the sway control. The sway control comes into play at the L brackets on the trailer frame. On my Dual Cam I lube everything except the cams.
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Also Equalizer recommends that you do some annual rust maintenance by knocking off the rust and then using spray paint on the bars/hitch.
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