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Old 07-17-2016, 05:04 PM   #1
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Wear on round bar WD hitch

I have a 10 year old round bar WD hitch with 1000 lb bars. There is considerable wear on the hitch head where the bars are held that allows the bars to move up and down about 1.75 inches measured at the ends of the bars. The bars themselves don't look worn but bar holes in the hitch head are no longer perfectly round. How much slop in those bars is OK. Clips still hold bars ok and there is no noise or other issues from the hitch. Don't want to spend the 600 on the Blue Ox unless I need to. But don't want to be posting picks here of a pile of trash that was my TT.
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These equalizing hitches require regular maintenance, such as thoroughly cleaning the receiver bar holes of all dirty grease and road grit, then re-lubing with a waterproof grease. This is because road grit and grease combine to form a crude grinding compound if not cleaned regularly.
If the bars are not greased they wear out the receiver holes quickly. There is no repair/rebuild of these as far as I know.
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After making a few calls the verdict is that my 14 YO Easy-lift hitch could be worn out. Time to start looking. Equal i zer and Blue ox are on the top of the list.
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