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cpaharley2008 12-02-2012 03:15 PM

Greaseless balls
 
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Has anyone had any experience with these? I'm wondering if they are any good? Thanks

rabbit 12-02-2012 03:45 PM

Greaseless HardBall Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and 1" Shank - 8,000 lbs GTW - Chrome Andersen Balls AM3662

Hadn't heard of these. I thought the typical cover tennis ball was to keep the grease on the ball but have found that it's for keeping it off me. The reviews at eTrailer weren't all positive but I'd think these would have an advantage over grease which attracts dust and grime, turning into an abrasive paste over a few hauls.

jack

Pam Garlow 12-02-2012 03:50 PM

I don't have any grease on the ball for my trailer. I haven't had an issue, is it really needed?

Raz 12-02-2012 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Pam Garlow (Post 348483)
I don't have any grease on the ball for my trailer. I haven't had an issue, is it really needed?

I've gone greaseless, tefloned, and greased. I prefer to be a greaser. It lasts longer than Teflon and keeps the wear and the rust down. And my tennis ball protects the ball and me. Raz

rabbit 12-02-2012 04:09 PM

My granddad hooked his ancient stock trailer to a 49 Chevy DeLuxe with a rusty ball for about twenty yrs. Wear factor from abrasion has to depend on tongue weight and volume of use.

jack

theresa p 12-02-2012 05:45 PM

your title brought a naughty smirk to my face.....thank you---after the crazy day i had at work, with patients VERY much still reacting to that full moon the other night, reading this thread gave me some much needed comic relief.

...and i apologize for not appreciating the dire seriousness with which it was intended. :D

jalanjen 12-02-2012 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by theresa p (Post 348514)
your title brought a naughty smirk to my face.....

:exactly: hehe!

Darwin Maring 12-02-2012 05:56 PM

I cover the ball with a baggie once I disconnect and leave the grease on then I clean both the Hitch and the Ball B 4 every trip and re-grease with Teflon grease.

I'm not worried about the Ball, it's the Hitch parts that I want to protect from wear.
Better safe than sorry.

keekers 12-02-2012 06:33 PM

I'm with you Pam, never heard of this before. Am I missing something I really should be doing that is critical to towing???
Patti

cpaharley2008 12-02-2012 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by theresa p (Post 348514)
your title brought a naughty smirk to my face.....thank you---after the crazy day i had at work, with patients VERY much still reacting to that full moon the other night, reading this thread gave me some much needed comic relief.

...and i apologize for not appreciating the dire seriousness with which it was intended. :D

No apologies, I sometimes like to use the "double entendre" approach. I mean, 2 posts down, someone uses a "cover"- all kinds of double meanings going on here, if you like!!!

rabbit 12-02-2012 07:11 PM

C'mon, I didn't call it a sheath. Cover couldn't be more than a half entendre. I never worry about the ball either but it's easier to grease than the hood on the coupler. Which brings to mind the thought that wiping out the coupler every hundred years or so also gets rid of a good bit of crap in there. Nice dog eh?

jack

cpaharley2008 12-02-2012 07:13 PM

Our last outing @ Burnt Cabins cost me a pair of shorts due to being unprotected around the ball!!

rabbit 12-02-2012 07:23 PM

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Say, I remember that!

cpaharley2008 12-02-2012 07:32 PM

That was a clean looking 20 year old model wasn't it? The trailer, that is. We had a good time with the Halloween decorations and no that is not me with orange skin.


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