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Old 22 March 2007, 19:49   #21
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Old 22 March 2007, 20:07   #22
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Be careful greasing the Tow ball if it is also used for towing a trailer using ALKO AKS system hitch, these must ne coupled to a Dry Ball
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Old 22 March 2007, 21:10   #23
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The only hitch i have ever greased is on the fifth wheel. The bumper pulls i don't like the mess and every time you grab the trailer to pull it your hand comes back all greased up leading to TTR. In 15 years of towing trailers i have yet to see substantial wear on a ball or hitch so given those numbers i will replace the hitch every 20 years or so just not to have the mess. As for the ball well someone usually steals it every couple years any how so i don't need to wory about it wearing out.
I do the same as you Donnie, I have never greased one either. To each his own I guess...
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Old 22 March 2007, 22:03   #24
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I have two balls...

...one on either side. The small one is never greased, but occassionally, the larger one gets a little gooped up. The load is generally larger on the big ball, so that's my logic. It does attract stuff, but since I generally whack my leg on the Mother at least once a month, the grease helps to stem the flow of blood... although I am no doubt slowly but surely contracting some petroleum-based shin cancer...
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Old 23 March 2007, 12:25   #25
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Beware of grit on your balls - grease acts like a magnet and sand makes a great grinding paste!!!

Like metal on metal with a bit of rust thrown in isn't?

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He is living tissue over metal - He'll be back
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Okay, okay.

Mr. Terminator is our current Governor. No need to keep reminding me of it. (And, for the record, I didn't vote for him. Either time.)

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