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Tow ball gets scratched

Discussion in 'Towing' started by mr2mki, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Sep 24, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    Brian007Taco

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  2. Sep 28, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    I have two balls but they're different sizes. Should I be worried?
     
  3. Oct 11, 2013 at 3:59 AM
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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
     
  4. Oct 11, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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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.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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  6. Oct 11, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    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.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    Balls get scratched; it is all part of having them.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2013 at 4:46 AM
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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.

    PHM
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  9. Oct 12, 2013 at 4:54 AM
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  10. Dec 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    My ball is rusted to hell. Not a piece of chrome left.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    Wash it,not a lot....but I do wash it
    Might need more use...the number of loads, helps with rust issues.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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    i personally run my balls dry. still fits in the spot either way
     
  13. Dec 17, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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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
     
  14. Dec 21, 2013 at 2:19 AM
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    I keep my tow ball greased and stored behind the back seat wrapped in a rag.
     
  15. Dec 21, 2013 at 2:32 AM
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    Has anyone ever thought about shaving your ball if it gets scratched?
     
  16. Dec 21, 2013 at 6:23 AM
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    You or does your wife keep your ball behind the back seat wrapped in a rag?
     
  17. Jan 1, 2014 at 7:03 PM
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    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.
     
  18. Feb 28, 2014 at 7:17 PM
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    cdn kayaker

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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.
     
  19. Feb 28, 2014 at 9:39 PM
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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.
     
  20. Feb 28, 2014 at 9:40 PM
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    Ugh my balls always leave smudges on my legs.
     
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