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Old 08-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #121
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I know Anderson makes a greaseless ball with nylon caps. Could that be what Anderson supplies now with their WDH. You certainly wouldn't want to have the grease run down the ball and contaminate that cone. That could cause reall problems.

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Old 08-09-2013, 11:22 PM   #122
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I know Anderson makes a greaseless ball with nylon caps. Could that be what Anderson supplies now with their WDH.
They do make greaseless balls, but their web page for the No-Sway product shows a normal plated steel ball.

Since the coupler moves little on the ball (just rotates in pitch and roll, not yaw), my guess is that they don't see a need for either grease or a nylon-capped ball.
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That sounds right to me.

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Old 08-10-2013, 07:50 AM   #124
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The Andersen ball is not greased, that would defeat the sway functionality.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #125
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Below is a photo of the ball of the hitch.
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The red stuff you see is friction material that as pressure is exerted down from the tongue makes turning the ball harder, thus this becomes your sway control.
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The Andersen ball is not greased, that would defeat the sway functionality.
Would it? The sway control appears to act on the bottom of the ball/cone and all the ball does is provide a point to apply vertical pressure down on the cone. I would think its function in sway control would be minimal.

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The Andersen ball is not greased, that would defeat the sway functionality.
No, assuming we're talking about the actual ball-shaped part where the coupler bears against it, because...
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The sway control appears to act on the bottom of the ball/cone and all the ball does is provide a point to apply vertical pressure down on the cone.
The sway-controlling friction is between the cone and the hitch head. No friction between ball and coupler is required.
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I would think its function in sway control would be minimal.
It actually is very strong. In the cone, there is actually a large surface of "brake" material in contact with the ball. When I push down with one hand, it is almost impossible to turn on the triangle with the other. I purposely tried a few maneuvers that I knew generated a minimal amount of sway normally, and it completely eliminated the sway. Too be honest though, I had very little sway before, the only real time was a bit when I put the bikes on the back, and had not shifted other gear forward to establish a proper tongue weight.
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I would think its function in sway control would be minimal.
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It actually is very strong...
Indeed, the system's sway control friction is quite strong. Bill was saying that the function of friction between the ball and coupler is minimal, and I agree.
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