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Old 06-25-2015, 02:52 PM   #1163
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If so, you may want to tighten the "silver doohickey" at the end of the OCL by turning it - by "tighten", I mean, you shouldn't be able to connect the OCL by hand.
Well, I think that might be it. I forgot about that (it's been years since I installed). I'll double check it this weekend.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:02 PM   #1164
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It's not a crack! It's just an optical illusion.

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Old 06-26-2015, 07:33 AM   #1165
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If you file on the arms, make a small radius rather than square edges. A stress crack can start in a corner......
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:47 PM   #1166
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Noise from PP

I have a PP installed for about 6 months now with about 5000 miles on it. I get some noise from it after I have towed for a while, kinda groaning sounds, typically as I turn or go over undulations (low speed) in the road. I don't notice anything when driving at speed.

I grease the WD bar zerks every 1000 miles or so. I have no grease on the stinger or anywhere else (other than the ball of course when it was assembled).

I am seeing some wear of the paint on the stinger. Does anyone grease the stinger? I'd rather not, kinda messy when you take it off.

I think it may be the straps that connect the WD bars to the jacks where they rub on the base of the jack units. They rub on the jack units as the head articulated in a turn.

Any suggestions on potential issues, where are people greasing their PP's?(sorry, no pun intended)
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:25 AM   #1167
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Just before hooking up the trailer I give the stinger and box on the hitch head a shot of CorrosionX. Helps it slide into the hitch easier and also easier to disengage. And it prevents corrosion on the assembly.

As for the noise in turns, I've only heard that once when I did not raise the trailer tongue jack high enough to clear the weight distribution bars. The bottom of the jack rubbed the top of the w.d. bars when making turns. Easy to recognize the problem, the paint was scratched off the bars where it rubbed.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:03 PM   #1168
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Wow.. you have plenty of paint on that stinger! Ours has lost all the paint on the 'tapered wedges' on stinger and PP socket...

Also, yes, the WD adjuster straps are worn pretty well also..

I had used spray silicone usually but have switched to the Corrosion X.

We relube the 'ball' every couple tows, then lube the 'bars' every couple of tows and at least once per 1000 miles.
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:35 AM   #1169
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I've been experimenting wit WD-40 white lithium spray. My initial impression is that it sticks around longer than any other speay lube I have used in the past.

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On a pinch - before hitching to leave our last trip - I sprayed a bit of Pam grill spray to lube the stinger up - slid right in

I am getting areas of rust in some spots on my PP - not sure how best to treat them - for now I will apply boeshield t9 - not sure if they need some sanding and new paint?


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Old 07-04-2015, 02:35 PM   #1171
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On a pinch - before hitching to leave our last trip - I sprayed a bit of Pam grill spray to lube the stinger up - slid right in

I am getting areas of rust in some spots on my PP - not sure how best to treat them - for now I will apply boeshield t9 - not sure if they need some sanding and new paint?


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Old 07-04-2015, 05:13 PM   #1172
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Mine is rusting all of the time in lots of places. I just keep painting.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:36 PM   #1173
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Is there a preferred paint?
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:36 AM   #1174
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I have used Krylon, Rustoleum, and Duplicolor. They are ll the same.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:24 AM   #1175
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I was once told by someone who should know that the best rust preventative is an undisturbed light coat of rust. Honest!!

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This would be especially funny in Minnesota where a million cars and trucks have gone to the scrapyard missing rocker panels and lower body sections. But he may be referring to Cor-Ten steel where his statement is actually true.
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Old 07-05-2015, 12:05 PM   #1176
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This would be especially funny in Minnesota where a million cars and trucks have gone to the scrapyard missing rocker panels and lower body sections. But he may be referring to Cor-Ten steel where his statement is actually true.
I bet people keep touching the rust and contaminating it.

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