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Old 03-15-2016, 06:18 PM
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Looking at getting a Rapid hitch, but I can't decide between the chromed steel or the greaseless aluminum balls. I figure this hitch will last me awhile and I don't want it looking like crap in a couple years and I have seen the steel ones all rusty looking.

So does anyone have experience with the greaseless ones?
Do the nylon caps hold up?
Does the bottom of the ball get beat up?

I know the caps have a warranty but I don't want to be stuck in 5 years and they don't make them anymore
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:33 PM
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I have the normal rapid hitch with the uncoated balls never had a problem I have had the hitch for over 5 years no issues never take the hitch off either.

Amazon or eBay is the cheapest place to buy these hitches also
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I have both. They both do well and I have no issues with either.

The greaseless ones are quieter and seem to be easier to maneuver in reverse. Only really notice the difference on the bigger boat.

I have had the regular chrome ball one for about 2 years now, and have had the greaseless one for about 6 months.
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:50 PM
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I have the greaseless and it works great
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:26 PM
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i have about 7-8yrs on a chromed steel and it looks like total crap. i tow a lot though and am pleased its held together. ill replace it this year with the exact same thing.

fyi, the balls are interchangeable. and i would definitely purchase the lock set for it as well.
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I have a Bully brand stainless hitch ball. No problems with it and I don't grease it. It's about 7 years old now.
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:21 PM
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Yep doesn't sound like the greaseless one will have any problems then.

And yes being in south florida I will be buying a set of the hitch locks
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Lifegoeson View Post
Yep doesn't sound like the greaseless one will have any problems then.

And yes being in south florida I will be buying a set of the hitch locks
If you check Amazon or eBay sometimes they do a package combo that also includes the lock set with hitch.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:49 PM
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These are the only hitch/ rapid hitch locks that I have not have seize up on me.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017KOOT0?keywords=rapid%20hitch%20lock&qid=1458182792&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017KOOT0?keywords=rapid%20hitch%20lock&qid=1458182792&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1


When I got them I greased the male and female part of the lock and sprayed CRC silicone inside the key portion. I do this with all of my locks and it helps a ton.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:10 PM
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Nine years, she was all cute and shiny back then, kind of a rode hard ol biatch now but no issues. Probably order a new set of lock pins one day but otherwise it works for me.

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Old 03-21-2016, 11:42 AM
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I have the greaseless ball on a hitch I use with my bike trailer, works great and I like it.

I have the DT adjustable hitch, similar to what you have and as much as I would like the greaseless ball, the bottom ball hits once to often and would bugger it up.
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