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Old 12 July 2010, 16:31   #1
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Dry Balls or lubricated balls?

What are members thoughts on whether their balls should be run dry or lubricated - tow balls of course!
Any pros and cons?
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Old 12 July 2010, 16:38   #2
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Handicapped

Having two vehicles but only one ball, I tend to keep mine well lubricated - to be sure to be sure. In all honesty, I find very little difference from dry and scratchy, but I do notice that I tend to stain my trousers more this way, unless I use the protective cap...

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What are members thoughts on whether their balls should be run dry or lubricated - tow balls of course!
Any pros and cons?
Greased, for boat trailers. Some anti snake caravan couplings require a grease free towball, but I've never seen one on a boat trailer.

Pros of grease-it doesn't wear out and dump your boat across 3 lanes of motorway
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always grease my balls,actually my mrs likes doing it as well which is great!!
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Pros of grease-it doesn't wear out and dump your boat across 3 lanes of motorway
What happens if you don't have any motorways?
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What happens if you don't have any motorways?
I guess on a secluded island, you can dump your
load anywhere you like, greased ball or no...
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I go greased, simply 'coz it makes for a quieter ride......
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when i'm rotating my jockey i find ball disengages much smoother when i'm fully greased up !
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Well guys, I'm getting much the responses that I thought, dry or lubed it is down to personal choice. I did notice that it is quieter when greased! And yes, always use a protective cap - keep it in a plastic bag to save soiling the car boot.
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Well guys, I'm getting much the responses that I thought, dry or lubed it is down to personal choice. I did notice that it is quieter when greased! And yes, always use a protective cap - keep it in a plastic bag to save soiling the car boot.
Just remember to put it back on when not hitched. I've managed to get grease on my wet weather gear and then wondered - 'where the hell did that come from?'
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