Originally Posted by hbillsmith
On my old trailer I was getting some creaking noise that was associated with the condition of the ball chamber at the A frame nose. I bought a can of "SLIP" and sprayed it up into the ball chamber. It dries overnight and adds a dry lithium coating such that it removes ball contact friction. Find "SLIP" on Amazon.
It is my understanding from the manual that NO lubricant should be on the ball or coupler opening for an Andersen, as that would negate your anti-sway. I do lubricate the moving parts of the coupler, but not the ball chamber.
Back to the original issue of "creaking real bad", did Andersen give you a real reason they thought this was happening?
We are just back from our Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Custer SP, trip. I also had some severe creaking from the Andersen hitch when we were leaving Yellowstone. I had left the triangle attached to the trailer while we were there. Rain had splattered dirt up onto the triangle. We wiped out inside of the ring and the bottom of the ball attachment with a towel because it was pretty dirty. No more squeak. I am pretty sure it was just the dirt.
I do also lubricate the 1/2" pin that secures the triangle.