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Should the Hitch Ball on a Weight Distribution System Be Greased

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I have a weight distribution hitch I use with my 24’ enclosed race trailer. I’ve noticed after use and I unhook the trailer, the top of the ball has some of the chrome missing/copper showing.l on the top of the ball as it begins to slant down. It was brand new prior to this. Is this normal should I be using some grease on the ball?

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Yes, you should absolutely be using some grease on the top of your hitch ball, the White Grease Hitch Ball Lube part # 58117 in particular which is formulated specifically to reduce friction which is what is causing the chrome coating to wear off. The absence of this chrome coating is then going to allow for rust to occur therefore, I recommend you either cover the hitch ball while not in use with the Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover part # FA82-00-3216 or you can replace it. For replacement, the most cost effective option we have is the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball part # A-6 which will work with your Strait-Line Weight Distribution System.

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