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Old 07-15-2020, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Ball - to grease or not to grease

I've been hearing from both sides, those that say to grease the ball and those that say do not grease the ball. One old timer told me do not grease as ball/hitch act as ground(?) to trailer and tow vehicle. So what's the best practise? Lightly grease or leave bare?

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Old 07-15-2020, 02:25 PM   #2
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Lube the hitch slightly to reduce wear and add to it's safety and working life.
Wire in a solid ground connection thru the electrical connector OR install a separate ground wire.


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Old 07-15-2020, 04:12 PM   #3
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The hitch ball is a movable link between the TV and camper. Lightly grease to prevent wear as as greasing the movable parts in your vehicle. A light coat of grease will have zero impact on an electrical ground feature. Remember your tow chains, breakaway switch cable and EQ hitch bars/chains also provide a path for a ground.
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