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Old 09-19-2020, 09:45 AM   #1
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Hitches and Car Washes...

Do they play well together? Id rather not remove it to run the truck through the car wash, but wanted to seek wisdom from here before doing so.

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Old 09-19-2020, 02:20 PM   #2
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The hitch sits out in the rain doesn't it? When my truck use to go through a car wash I would never remove my 5th wheel hitch! But I did make sure it was greased/lubed after the car wash on the points of the hitch that did required greasing.
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The hitch sits out in the rain doesn't it? When my truck use to go through a car wash I would never remove my 5th wheel hitch! But I did make sure it was greased/lubed after the car wash on the points of the hitch that did required greasing.

Totally makes sense, really appreciate you humoring my beginner question. THANK YOU!
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:49 PM   #4
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Car washes haven't hurt mine either, and mine only uses WD-40 for lube....
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The guy behind you won't like the grease that will be on the brushes. I also prefer it does not get wet if possible and keep it stored in the pass through when not in use.
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The guy behind you won't like the grease that will be on the brushes. I also prefer it does not get wet if possible and keep it stored in the pass through when not in use.
You must have one of those normal liteweight hitches that you don't need 2 people or a crane to lift, I have a Pullrite Superglide which I love how it works, but I set up a winch and pulley system to load/unload it... I do lube it just with wd40 tho as that is what it asks for... Just me being jealous of a light hitch
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I'd buy a hitch cover if it was me. I would recommend the spray pressure on the hitch very often.
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My hitch (Demco Hijacker autoslide) is always under the tonneau cover unless I'm towing. As soon as I unhitch, cover gets closed. Bed and hitch almost never get dirty. Whenever I go through a carwash the cover is closed and if I need to hose out the bed, I do it by hand. IF the hitch gets a little dirty, I clean it by hand.
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:13 PM   #9
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The car wash that I use will not let you get a wash if you have a hitch in the back of your truck. They made me back out of the area once but it is one of the few car washes that will take a dually so now I take the hitch out when not in use.
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You must have one of those normal liteweight hitches that you don't need 2 people or a crane to lift, I have a Pullrite Superglide which I love how it works, but I set up a winch and pulley system to load/unload it... I do lube it just with wd40 tho as that is what it asks for... Just me being jealous of a light hitch
Yeah, it's a B&W Companion for factory pucks. Comes out in two pieces in about 90 seconds total. I just bought a tonou cover so I don't have to remove it and just roll it up when towing.
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If youre concerned or it has a lot of grease, just bag it with a heavy trash bag. Think of it as protected car washing.
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My B7W is 11 years old and either I or a car wash have yet to hurt it though it may get a bit of rust where the paint has worn off the acyual wheel.

Now, if you put (unneeded) grease on the wheel, the car wash may object.
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