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Old 03-25-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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What lubricant to use on tow dolly swivel pads

I removed the swivel platform on my tow dolly by removing the center bolt. There are two pads one on each side that are 10"x18" by about 3x8" thick. The pads are made of some kind of composite material that is not very slippery ( unlike a 5th wheel pad under the hitch pin ). So my question is what should I use to make the pads "slick" so that the swivel platform that the front wheels of the car sits on easier to move. I am concerned that if I use grease road sand etc will stick to it and cause problems. I am thinking more along the lines of a dry lubricant but I'm not sure which one. Your thoughts and suggestions.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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There are many threads on dolly maintenance at:

iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS Toads and Motorhome Related Towing

Including a thread about lubricating the swivel plate, I just can't remember which thread, sorry.

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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I have a Stelth dolly, The manufacture states to use a good axel grease. Clean off the old stuff and place axel grease on it. Replace when it gets hard to move it. Did mine last year, works great.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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If it were my tow dolly I would go online and get a copy of the owners manual. The maintenance guidelines should be in that document. If they aren't I would call the manufacturer.

They made it and they should be able to tell you exactly what needs to be done.
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