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Do you grease your ball before towing with it?

  • Yes everytime

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mud slinger
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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
do you grease your ball before you tow with it?

I never had heard of it till my friend told me and I was "what hell are you talking about"!
 

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The HMFIC
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i dont lube the ball but i spray a silicone based spray lube in the tounge of my trailers for all the mechanisms and what ever rubs off onto the ball rubs off on the ball
 

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No because when I un hook the boat you can always bet that im going to rub my shorts on the ball, While I unload stuff from the back of the suburban.
 

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The Insurance Guy
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My trailer used to stick until I started greasing the ball.....is inevitable that it gets on you though
 

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Az Desert Dweller
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:)bulb:)bulb, ah, grease it and then, for about $2 bucks they make the lil rubber boot to put over the greased ball, ah, no, more mess........:)bulb:)bulb
now you know the secret weedhopper:)hand:)hand
 

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custom boat lover
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No because when I un hook the boat you can always bet that im going to rub my shorts on the ball, While I unload stuff from the back of the suburban.
X 2. But the guys that do it, Say they notice the ride in the truck is not as noise from the trailer over bumps, smoother ride in the truck and better turning.:)Unsure
 

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32 DW X-CAT
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I use the can grease Lithium it is nice and neat and keeps the trailer nice and quiet. Turns are smooth and squeak free.

I agree about getting that stuff on your pants swimsuit but usually the boat is always hooked up to the truck so it really is a non-issue when boating. It does become a pain if you un-hitch for loading purposes if that is the case always take it off---you will appreciate it more when your not trying to get grease out of your nice docker shorts:D.

KAP
 

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"Try it Now!"
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I've never heard of that before but the next time I head out I think I'm gonna grease my ball and see if it works better when lubed up!

Thanks for the info!
Just get one of those little black condoms ;) for the ball...works good in keeping it off your pants. Tow a heavy trailer w/o grease..with tongue weight, you'll see gouges in the ball after a while. Can't be good.

What really concerns me is how many of you have problems with greasy balls hitting your knees. You guys are old! ;)
 
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