My husband covered our last towbar with black grease so everytime you forgot & lent on it you got coated with it. He put it on to stop the grating noise. We've now got a new car & towbar & don't want him to do it again. What do other people use? (please before I kill him) lol.
Hi Chris. Are you talking about the bar or the towball? I understand that if you have one of those Alko tow hitches with the built-in stabiliser, the ball should NOT be greased as it relies on the friction between the ball and the head to work If I am wrong on that I'm sure someone will be along soon with a correction. However, with the good old fashioned system it should be greased. The solution, as OllieB says is simply to put a cover over it. These are available for less than a couple of quid in many places. It you really want to economise, an old tennis ball is often used.
Don't know wot your outfit is, On the none Alko or winteroff hitch you can greas the ball on the towbar, But for heavans sake don't grease it if your outfit as a Alko or winteroff hitch.Even so use a cover anyway.
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Quote: Originally posted by mjw1999 on 23/3/2011
To stop creaking clean the ball with steel wool and the pads inside the hitch with break cleaner. As said before if its an alko or winterhoff DONT GREASE.
Even easier, cleaning the friction pads with a clean damp cloth is all that is needed to stop the squeaking.