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Old 10-23-2003, 06:08 PM
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Check your balls!!

I don't take my trailer off but once a month....well anyway....did it today and noticed that the nut was only on by one thread....pretty scary.....damn scary. Just trying to pass on a word of advice.

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Old 10-23-2003, 06:26 PM
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Good advice. Did you notice the trailer riding differently before the fix??? It would seem like there would be a bit of play in the loose ball.
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:27 PM
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:29 PM
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generally once the ball is attached to the hitch , I take a hammer to the threads, bugger them up good and you'll never have the problem.

Also make sure your trailer tongue and ball is well lubricated , less friction will also prevent the problem
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:40 PM
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generally once the ball is attached to the hitch , I take a hammer to the threads, bugger them up good and you'll never have the problem.

That's fine if you only tow trailers with one size ball. We switch trailers around every so often, so we end up checking the whole hitch setup out of habit. And me telling my guys to!
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:53 PM
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Good advice. Did you notice the trailer riding differently before the fix??? It would seem like there would be a bit of play in the loose ball.
Never noticed any difference.

I have greased the ball a couple times this year.

Tvov, I don't switch balls for different trailers, but you could always get youself another hitch with the different size ball on it....unless you are not using a receiver and have the ball attatched to the bumper.

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Old 10-23-2003, 06:58 PM
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you said balls
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:00 PM
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While we're at it, everyone should check their couplings, too. They have a tendency to get tiny little cracks in them that are hardly even visible before they go bad. Incidentally, has anyone ever re-drilled their equalizer tube, so there is a fresh hole for the pin? Mine is just a little bit elongated.
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:16 PM
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So we are supposed to grease our balls????
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good one expert
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