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Old 09-01-2000, 07:11 PM
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Am I suppose to regularly lube my towing ball? I'll squirt some grease on once in a while. I was in Walmart and saw "trailer ball lube", $5. Also should the balls be replaced after so many years?
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Old 09-01-2000, 07:41 PM
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Well I guess you can treat your balls as nicely as you want to. I personaly dont lubricate mine, although it may be something to try. It might help a little, but I think that you can do just fine with leaving them dry. As far as replacing, you should get new balls when your old ones are worn out, or beaten up.
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Old 09-01-2000, 08:00 PM
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I agree

I like to keep my balls dry personally. But either way is fine.
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Old 09-01-2000, 08:05 PM
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Yes, I grease mine

Just a few days ago, I was thinking as I greased my balls, I wonder if I'm the only one that does this. I hate having rusty balls, especially if they are supposed to be chrome.
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Old 09-01-2000, 08:13 PM
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I think it depends more on the size of your balls. If they are the big balls (2 5/16) they need more grease. Don't bother if your balls are small (1 7/8). another trick is to powder them when it is hot, this will make them not stick to the tongue.
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Old 09-01-2000, 08:20 PM
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Morturf

That was great advice

I'm still laughing
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Old 09-01-2000, 10:06 PM
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Great Advice!

This is the best advice and laugh I've had all day.
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Old 09-01-2000, 10:07 PM
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reading the above I just laughed 'till I felt like my b***s need greasing!

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Old 09-01-2000, 10:39 PM
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Personally, I like mine greased as it holds a shine better when buffed. All kidding aside, I use a teflon coating on my trailer ball. Does it work? Heck I don't know. But the teflon was suggested by the dealer who sold me my trailer at Expo 2000.
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Old 09-01-2000, 11:03 PM
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Ok gentelmen, the truckers allways grease the hitch plate because they dont know if there going to get a dry trailer.
The same rings true on our smaller scale. Friction is the main reason to grease anything, from your mower to the truck ball. Bearing grease or any multi purpose lube dabbed on top of the ball works fine. Say didn't AC/DC have a song about big balls?
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