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Old 10-29-2018, 08:58 PM   #81
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Comment 50 diagram.

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Old 10-29-2018, 08:58 PM   #82
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I use a gun sock. Similar method to woodlark-SC. My hitch manufacturer says not to grease the contact points at the L brackets, cuts down on the necessary friction for the hitch to work. Outside of that, I grease the other contact points.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:05 PM   #83
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hahahaha. Not knowing anything at all. When we bought our trailer in April, we pulled away and I literally thought stuff was "breaking off" my trailer with my brand new (completely dry no lube) Equalizer hitch. Pulled out of the first campground in the morning and folks were turning lights on to look out their windows as I drove by. LOL!! Then when we got to our new place I asked around, folks were like, "Oh yeah, if it don't make noise, it's not working!!". So leaving that campground... as I drove past campsites, whatever folks were doing, they would stand up and turn around and "look" at my awesome trailer. hahaha! Pulling into gas stations, I'm like wtf.. this trailer sounds like a piece of cr*P!! I distinctly remember turning to my wife and as I uttered the words she was mouthing them at the same time... "I hate my hitch!". I felt like I was hauling a nice looking trailer that sounded like a jalopy!!

More education... grease the hitch head as described in photo in previous post. Get the bracket jacket "made" by equalizer... poof... quite as a church mouse now. A few creaks, but not the kind that wakes the DEAD.

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I got the jacket bracket, the hitch head is greased to but still the noise is awful
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:32 PM   #84
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Sway bar greasing

Yes my dealer told me never grease the bars.
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:07 PM   #85
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Your Dealer is correct. They are friction bars and you are defeating the purpose of the bars by lubricating them. If you are doing so you will be drastically reducing the sway control that they provide. NSLB

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Old 10-29-2018, 10:39 PM   #86
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Here is the solution we chose:
www.ezstorhitch.com

Problem solved and provides security from hitch theft and bruised knees when hitch is left on truck.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:16 AM   #87
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I use a duffel bag in the front compartment.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:33 AM   #88
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I've been doing it wrong the whole time. Been greasing where the friction areas are obvious. Can't stand the popping and grinding noises.

I usually put the bars in the front pass thru with the greasy end up against the front wall, and lock the hitch head into the tongue, with it turned so I don't clock my shins.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:30 AM   #89
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These are the only places you lube an Equal-i-zer:
That's where I have been lubricating since day one. Reduced noise and allows free movement on the bars. It does not increase sway in any way.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:42 AM   #90
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The label on my anti-sway bar says not to grease the friction bar. Consequently, the bar stays dry.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:55 AM   #91
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I just balance them across the battery box.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:56 AM   #92
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I just leave mine on the L brackets back a little further so they balance there.

We do this also... but only at the campgrounds. At home, I usually store them on a shelf in the storage room.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:56 AM   #93
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Kind of heavy to be in there, eh?
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:38 AM   #94
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Any thoughts on a storage spot for my sway control bars ? I grease them on the contact areas..I am storing them in my front compartment--Is a greasy mess in there. Can i weld a pipe on the frame and set them in it out of the way ? Nick
Nick, I went to WalMart and purchased a plastic container that I store in the cargo area. The container is long enough to hold the control bars and only about 4 inches high. I can also place the tow hitch in it. Now I only need to slide it out a little to remove the needed items with no mess. BeeBob
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:40 AM   #95
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That's where I have been lubricating since day one. Reduced noise and allows free movement on the bars. It does not increase sway in any way.
Wait till you get in some good cross winds! You will be out there with your hair

blowing in the wind, WD 40, a rag and some one to hold the light while you wipe

the grease off the friction bars. If not you probably wasted your money and did

not need a sway control hitch to begin with. Safety First for both you, your Family

and others on the road.

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Old 10-30-2018, 10:00 AM   #96
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I just use zip lock plastic bags to cover the greasy end and store them in the equipment compartment on our Vlite.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:48 AM   #97
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I just use zip lock plastic bags to cover the greasy end and store them in the equipment compartment on our Vlite.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:37 PM   #98
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I've used EzStorHitch on my previous trailer, just does not fit on new trailers a frame. I don't want to use this forum for selling but search eBay for a used one.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:03 PM   #99
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:43 PM   #100
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I use some short lengths of light chain and snap clips around the trailer frame, two on each side, and hang the bars under the frame. No mess, no fuss.
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