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Old 12-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #15
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You should lube the ball and the head where the sway bars go into by the ball
Just to avoid confususion, those are not "sway" bars although a lot of people commonly call them that. They are torsion bars or spring bars. A sway bar is a friction bar which is an add on. Reese does though make a dual cam hitch which controls sway without a sway bar.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #16
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Red face sway bar or torsion bar

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Just to avoid confususion, those are not "sway" bars although a lot of people commonly call them that. They are torsion bars or spring bars. A sway bar is a friction bar which is an add on. Reese does though make a dual cam hitch which controls sway without a sway bar.
Now I see the shadow below the bar and you're right, torsion bars not anti-sway bars like a dual cam setup.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #17
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I am glad mine squeaks. The Airstream pulls so well I sometimes forget it is back there. The squeak reminds me.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #18
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That's true. Sometimes I do catch myself looking in the mirror to check that the AS is still there!

I went ahead and bought "liquid grease" (for metal on metal application) at WalMart. Sprayed it at the hitch ball, coupler and leveling bar ends yesterday. I'll know if it worked on Friday when we're planning on taking the AS for a camping trip!
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:49 AM   #19
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I thought about using grease, but I am one of those type of people who gets all over me and everything else.

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Have you replaced a propane tank?If the stainless steel shield is rubbing on a tank it sounds awful just as you describe driving slow on dirt roads.

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Well, that's possible also. I'll know for sure on Friday. On our last camping trip, we had the propane tanks refilled so we took them out.
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We arrived at the state park. I'm happy to report that the squeaking is history. The liquid grease on the hitch and leveling bar connections did the trick. Thanks for your help!
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