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Iraqvet05

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Posted: 08/29/19 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Equalizer trunion head and drop shank weigh about 60 lbs. I can just imagine the struggle trying to lock the hitch head into the ball with the trailer is disconnected. Think I'll try one of these instead cover


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Get a tennis ball cut a hole in it smaller than the ball on the hitch, then cross cuts. Put it over the hitch. Not only will it keep the hitch clean but you can put grease inside the ball and every time you put it on it will put some grease on the hitch ball.

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joelc wrote:

Get a tennis ball cut a hole in it smaller than the ball on the hitch, then cross cuts. Put it over the hitch. Not only will it keep the hitch clean but you can put grease inside the ball and every time you put it on it will put some grease on the hitch ball.


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Iraqvet05 wrote:

My Equalizer trunion head and drop shank weigh about 60 lbs. I can just imagine the struggle trying to lock the hitch head into the ball with the trailer is disconnected. Think I'll try one of these instead cover


So while you are towing, you have another glob of grease to store?
Most places I go, I can get there on paved roads. The time I'm most likely to drive a gravel road is sightseeing while camping. I'm not sure any cover will keep all dust out. YMMV.

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Posted: 08/29/19 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Iraqvet05 wrote:

My Equalizer trunion head and drop shank weigh about 60 lbs. I can just imagine the struggle trying to lock the hitch head into the ball with the trailer is disconnected. Think I'll try one of these instead cover


I lift it with one hand.

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We have used several layers of wax paper for years. Never got wax on my pants. We cover the ball with a vinyl cover made for the purpose. Don't know where we got it but Camping World has them.


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Slick idea there Lynn.

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I've used a Styrofoam coffee cup for years. Stays on the ball going down the road and exceptionally cheap[emoticon]


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rightlaneonly wrote:

I've used a Styrofoam coffee cup for years. Stays on the ball going down the road and exceptionally cheap[emoticon]


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I always wiped mine so there was always fresh no dirt lube every time. I also stored when when not pulling but many just leave them on.

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