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Old 08-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Towing with weight dist.hitch

I pull a large travel trailer with a combo weight distribution hitch anti sway bars. These are the flat bars that ride atop an abrasive flat mount on the neck of the trailer. My worry is that I have a lot of noise and creaking while maneuvering the trailer at low speeds. There are no grease points or instructions to oil the hitch. Is this normal or is there an adjustment needed.

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Mine creak too. I usally hook mine up and tighten them after I pull out of my drive, and disconnect them when I pull into the campground. I have a convienent place to stop to disconnect right out of my drive. When travelling, I try to not do any tight turns in parking lots where I stop. Right turns onto another road is as tight as I turn with them connected.

Some are adjustable, try to find out if yours are. I'm guessing some noise is normal as friction will cause noise.

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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There are adjustments but I worry that I may take too much away just for the noise factor. But thanks for the post because it has made me realize that it did get worse after some tight and uneven backing at an old State Park. I will check the adjustment and ensure everything is tight. Maybe that will help with all the states when I pull into the next campground. Thanks for the response.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:43 PM   #4
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That is how the friction type W/D hitches work. Expect some noise and NO oil or grease please.

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Old 08-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #5
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when I had my travel trailer I took it to the hitch shop with the truck and trailer loaded like I was traveling. they spent about an hour getting it all set up and it towed great. I marked the links on the chain and it was set up right every trip. they also do make noise at slow speeds
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Greasing those friction bars would be like greasing brakes.

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