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Old 09-24-2013, 02:22 PM   #41
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I guess you could pay someone else to lube them for you but then I wouldn't be able to stop thinking about all the balls that they had lubed.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:08 PM   #42
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I have two balls but they're different sizes. Should I be worried?
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:59 AM   #43
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I am pretty sure that two different sizes are nothing to worry about, hopefully some of the guys/girls who work with others balls for a living can chime in and explain how they handle different sizes
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #44
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Well it wouldn't make much sense to have two balls of the same size would it? Unless you needed different heights, I guess you could have two balls of the same size and have one mounted lower than the other.
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I keep my balls lubed, I think it helps cushion the constant day to day jerking motions that they endure. They aren't as good looking as they were when they were new, but considering the wear and tear they still work just fine.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:21 AM   #46
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Well it wouldn't make much sense to have two balls of the same size would it? Unless you needed different heights, I guess you could have two balls of the same size and have one mounted lower than the other.
I usually only put one ball on the tongue at a time. Sometimes I swap out the bigger one for the smaller one, depends on the receiver.
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Balls get scratched; it is all part of having them.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:46 AM   #48
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I never grease my balls

I never put grease on the tow balls any more because I got sick of having to buy new jeans all the time to get rid of all the grease smudges on the legs.

Maybe I don't tow enough but I have never had a ball or hitch wear out either.

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I keep my tow ball greased. I never understood why people run them dry, just seems like unnecessary and excessive ball chaffage.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:54 AM   #49
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LOL at Mr Salty being in this ball thread. Salty balls.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #50
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My ball is rusted to hell. Not a piece of chrome left.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #51
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My ball is rusted to hell. Not a piece of chrome left.
Might need more use...the number of loads, helps with rust issues.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:31 PM   #52
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i personally run my balls dry. still fits in the spot either way
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #53
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my unit came with three balls all of different sizes. i throw a little lube on the balls if they start to squeak but otherwise i use them without. no harm done i think
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:19 AM   #54
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I keep my tow ball greased and stored behind the back seat wrapped in a rag.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:32 AM   #55
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Has anyone ever thought about shaving your ball if it gets scratched?
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I keep my tow ball greased and stored behind the back seat wrapped in a rag.
You or does your wife keep your ball behind the back seat wrapped in a rag?
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Might need more use...the number of loads, helps with rust issues.

I agree.


The more loads you deliver per week while having your ball firmly attached to a nice, wide 2" drop-down tounge, the better off your ball will be in terms of rusting.
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I like to keep my balls lubed, but i still end up scratching them.

I find that if you do not use your balls they will discolor as well.
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I was surprised my little balls put up with all the abuse of me running them dry and overloaded all the time. All the different tongues I've had them on, never had an issue delivering a load, only thing I regret is not trying more options out for tongues and mounting positions. Never quite found that perfect match.
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I never put grease on the tow balls any more because I got sick of having to buy new jeans all the time to get rid of all the grease smudges on the legs.

Maybe I don't tow enough but I have never had a ball or hitch wear out either.

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Ugh my balls always leave smudges on my legs.
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