no more greasy ball to make a mess

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  1. powerboatr

    powerboatr living well in Texas

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    I use my bulldog coupler equipped trailer very often and keep the hitch ball greased because the bulldog grips the hitch ball pretty snug
    I used to keep a dirty tennis ball on the hitch so as not to transfer grease to those who walk to close or me if forget its sticking out
    so the other day
    i was looking a new approach to keep the grease clean and me not getting it on my pants leg

    I took a gatorade powder mix container and drilled a 1" hole in the lid and placed it under the hitch ball and re tightened the nut
    then i painted the orange container flat black and screwed it back on the lid
    now w 20131112_161639.jpeg e have a clean ball and bumper of sorts for those who walk to close
     
  2. trackspeeder

    trackspeeder Stone Crusher

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    Good idea.;tu;tu

    I never had greasy balls. But if I do, I will give this a try.
     
  3. DaveBen

    DaveBen SDD Senior Member

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    I have greasy balls all the time! :D

    Dave
     
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    I never grease my balls.
    I just set a tongue on one and drive it on home. :sly

    Seriously tho, I never apply grease. I was told, either always grease or never grease because dirty grease will mar the mating surfaces. Probably doesnt matter on something like this, but think if it were a small ball bearing, then you can understand that logic... sorta. What do I know. Im not an engineer. :dunno
     
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    powerboatr living well in Texas

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    my bull dog hitch is TIGHT and very snug so she gets grease and cleaning often.
    especially when its hooked up to the rv and is under a very heavy pin weight
     
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    I don't grease my ball or hitch. I don't tow that often and I use a light trailer hitch with almost no weight in the ball. I usually pull cars or Jeeps, flat towing.

    Dave
     

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