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Old 09-18-2015, 10:19 AM   #29
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Does it stay on the hitch all the time?
Nope, it pops right off, the cam action holds it tightly while carrying.

There is a commercial product available, but that dumb thing holds the ball making it useless for installing in the coupler. It also bites the ball with carbide teeth possibly marking the smooth surface.

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I couldn't get the photo to post, so above is a link.

Thanks! Nice!

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Old 09-18-2015, 02:19 PM   #31
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As long as we are talking about an easy way to handle the hitch and stay clean I use the HitchGrip with a captive ball cover that I got at Camping World. The HitchGrip is light weight and very strong. I made a rack for it so that I can slide it into the back of the TV and lock it down. As soon as I put it in the rack I put the ball cover on and wipe the sway bar ball off.

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Old 09-18-2015, 03:30 PM   #32
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I have seen that tool, seems interesting !! As far as lubing my ball, i installed the hitch head from my new Husky Centerline TS today, i do not know about preformance yet, but if the quiality and beefyness is any indication, it's going to be a winner. Decided it had to have some grease in there, so used Super Lube synthetic grease.
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:42 PM   #33
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After seeing the design, i understand how it works, but not sure about the $36 price !!!
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:12 PM   #34
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i do grease the ball, when not in use i leave it on the truck and put a ball

cover on.

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Old 10-06-2015, 09:03 PM   #35
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The way to do it is simple. Buy the normal can of the grease that you like. They normally have a plastic cover you can take on and off. Get one of those small foam paint brushes and cut off half of the handle length, enough so it will fit under the plastic lid when closed. Use this brush to put the grease on and leave it in the center of the can sticking straight up when you are through. No grease no mess, real simple.
Every time you unhitch fold a Bounty paper towel in half and then in 1/4 and wipe the ball off, again no grease no mess.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:42 PM   #36
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I grease my ball's every other time I use them. As soon as I disconnect I put a sandwich bag over top of my balls with a rubber band to hold it in place, almost like a condom. This system has prevented the lube from getting all over my clothes.

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Glad you clarified that or someone might get the wrong idea!
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:16 PM   #37
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My father has never greased his ball and it shows. It's pretty chewed up.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:18 PM   #38
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Paratrooper good idea with the sandwich bag. Ha, I thought I was the only one always getting grease on my pants.

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