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Old 09-16-2015, 06:21 AM   #1
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Hitch/Ball Lube

Trying to eliminate that darn grease that no matter how care full you are, gets on you, now with a new WDH, has anyone tried dry lube sprays instead of grease as a ball/hitch lube ???

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There was a thread a while back on this subject and I was surprised to find out the number of people who never lubricate their balls at all. They seemed to agree no adverse wear and tear on the ball or coupler. It never occurred to me NOT to grease my balls for the various trailers we have had.

That being said, I see no reason you couldn't use a dry type of lubricant, and I may start doing this with our utility trailer.
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I have never lubed my balls, Never noticed any wear at all
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:23 AM   #4
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This is a dangerous topic. On that note, lubes balls are happy balls.

I use wd40 or silicone to get moisture out, more for the receiver mechanism than anything.


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Old 09-16-2015, 07:47 AM   #5
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Ohhhhh ! This is so tempting !! Trailer "BALL" the other is purely personal !

PS Heck maybe try that !!! NO !
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I prefer dry balls.
But I just sold my dolly.
Now I don't need balls. 😙
Good topic. Can't wait to see where it goes.
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I towed initially with dry, chaffed balls. The chrome plate on my balls wore off almost immediately so there is wear when your balls chafe. Since then I've been using Reese lube on my balls.

I have to agree, the grease jumps off the hitch and onto my shorts every single time. My wife gets really mad.
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Simple green gets after that thick grease on your clothes
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I had the problem of grease getting on my, and other's, clothing until I purchased a Fastway tethered ball cover. I just need to remember to use it once I disconnect. It also serves a purpose when the hitch is sitting in my garage.
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I prefer to get someone else to lube my balls .
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Hitch/Ball Lube

On my trailer hitch
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:32 PM   #12
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Gritty balls!!

To my way of looking at it....Grease, Oil, Spay will just attract road grim and grit making it worse than no lube....dry balls are the only way to go.
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A bit of graphite powder might help.
Or Gold Bond or baby powder depending on the situation.


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On my trailer hitch
Glad you clarified that or someone might get the wrong idea!
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