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Old 12-27-2010
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Hello all,
I recently had a conversation with 2 people about weather or not the grease your trailer ball. One guy said to use a little general purpose grease to prevent wear on the ball and coupler on the trailer. The other guy said to never use grease as it will make the trailer come undone easier in the even of an awkward angle. What's the general thoughts on this issue.
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if that hitch or ball is wrong size or wore out then grease will help it come off

if its been greased..then it will not wear out so fast?

i grease mine always and look at a truck stop

ever see a fifth wheel on a big truck dry???

if so it needs servicing
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I always carry a brand new spare and keep it greased - done that for years on boat trailer, cattle trailer and hawg meat cooker.
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Here's some stuff that doesn't stain and won't be so tough to get off your hands and cloths. I use it on my Blue Ox pins to keep them from rusting and hopefully reduce the wear on the components.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...ing_googlebase
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Hello all,
I recently had a conversation with 2 people about weather or not the grease your trailer ball. One guy said to use a little general purpose grease to prevent wear on the ball and coupler on the trailer. The other guy said to never use grease as it will make the trailer come undone easier in the even of an awkward angle. What's the general thoughts on this issue.
don i use super lube, comes in spray can or tube(for greasegun) i grease all pins on tow bar as well trailer ball.
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lube um up - put sandwich bag over ball - helps keep ya clean(er)
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Yinz really need to re-word this thread before someone gits the wrong idea about us.
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I like the pintle hitch.
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