Weird squeaking noise while towing

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by Loganwayne, May 21, 2019.

  1. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    Towing with my 5.9 zj pulling my aluminum boat weights about 1600 lbs loaded down. It only squeaks when coasting goes away when under power or braking. I’ve checked the hitch to make sure all the bolts were tight, they were. Also I had to pick up 700 lbs of mortar today for work loaded in the zj and no sounds. I’m racking my brain trying to figure out what it causing the noise. Could it be the ball and trailer hitch squeaking if not enough freeze is between the two?


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  2. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    Turn the radio up
     
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  3. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Tongue weight and squeaky balls. Lube your balls and weld your hitch to the receiver.
     
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  4. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Do you grease your balls?

    Helps with friction.

    I usually slather my balls with grease about every other tow
     
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  5. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    This one is pretty dry it was one I just grabbed and left with it so will lube it up and see how it fairs


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  6. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    Trailer over all doesn’t have much tongue weight. Trailer sits pretty level on ground and Jeep doesn’t squat at all. I have a small drop hitch I may try to see if it gives it more tongue weight


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