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Reese Accessories and Parts - 58117

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • Hitch Ball and Coupler Grease
  • Reese


Hitch Ball Lube
  • Reduces friction
  • Will not break down
  • Is water resistant
  • Is non-toxic
  • Packaged in a 4-oz jar




58117 White Grease Hitch Ball Lube




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Video Transcript for Reese Hitch Ball 58117 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at Part Number 58117. This is the Reese white grease hitch ball lubricant. This lube is going to get applied to your hitch ball. It's going to reduce the amount of friction between the hitch ball and the socket of your coupler. It's going to help extend the life of your hitch ball and make connecting and disconnecting much easier. The lube is going to be a non-toxic white grease that's designed so it won't break down.

It's also water resistant. It's going to come packaged in a four ounce container. By having the hitch ball lubricated, it can help keep your locking mechanism on your coupler working smoothly and properly, which is also going to prevent corrosion and it can also help quiet the connection. That's going to do it for today's review of Part Number 58117. This is the Reese white grease hitch ball lubricant. .


Customer Reviews

White Grease Hitch Ball Lube - 58117

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (144 Customer Reviews)


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I looked everywhere for this product - so had to order on line. ETrailer had the best price. This is the best lube for my ball hitch on my horse trailer. So glad I found it again. Thanks. 102015


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I do not ever want to be without it! Will order from you again when I run out. Many thanks.
Lucinda L - 09/30/2014

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Great product!!! Works better on hitch ball better than gun grease by far!! I use this grease on my bumper hitch ball as well as my gooseneck hitch ball. Great lubricate!! 263102


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Great product and works great too!!
Randy M - 06/21/2017

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I did a search to figure out why my RV camper was not unhitching easily from the towing ball. Honestly, this was such a problem that we could not figure out and were weary of jumping on the hitch and trying to jiggle the ball to break free. What I liked so much about your company was that your company suggested possible reasons that the ball was sticking and offered several solutions. I realized that I was unhitching on uneven ground and that a lube might help. The lube worked exactly as you said. A very inexpensive solution plus we knew why it was happening and could reposition the camper. Product arrived quickly and customer service attentive. Good job!! 570810



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Love this product. We have used it for years. Haven't received the new batch yet since they sent a tail light instead of ball lube. 208218


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We have been towing a travel trailer over 30 years and there is nothing like a Reese Hitch. When we bought our newest trailer a 34’ tow behind we added the Reese anti-sway bar for more stability and safer towing. We have traveled 18,000 miles using our newest Reese addition and it has out performed our expectations.
ED - 07/27/2016

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Have used this product for a very long time, with excellent results. Lubication is a wonderful thing! I learned the hard way a long time ago when my trailer hitch ball was stuck. Had a hard time freeing up. Never used a lube before and this product is specific to hitch balls. No more problems. The price is the best here at etrailer.com. A jar will last many years. 121895


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Great, good stuff, specific to trailer bail
Robert - 03/24/2015

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Reese White Grease Hitch Ball Lube is a good water resistant grease for all hitches. It will extend the life of your hitch by preventing binding, rusting, and galling. I always wipe the ball and hitch clean when I am done towing. 341119


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Still using the lube and it does a terrific job protecting the ball and hitch.
MLP - 02/12/2018

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Works great. Shipped fast 874098



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Excellent! Prompt service, good company to deal with 866158



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Perfect for my needs 858464



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Helps with a good connection and you don't have to use alot so this will last a long time. 857407



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Works great for the boat hitch. 855721



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This stuff is great. I made the mistake of operating without it - don't do what I did and potentially damage your ball. Fortunately I just have a few nicks and scrapes from an older trailer I bought. The trailer used to stick on the ball when lifting it up, that's not a problem anymore. Make sure you wear gloves - if you don't it will be on your hands all day long which is a testament to the staying power of the grease. 848483



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Have used this product before with great results. One small jar lasts several years. 831595



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Very simple product and performs as adv ertised. 811845



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Good product. Small container goes a long way 808268



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Great Parts, Good Price, but pretty slow on delivery. 786593



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Been using this product for a year to grease the trailer hitch ball, it does a good job. 770298



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I have not used grease on my hitch ball, for the last 30 years, and it's proof because they are all worn with groves. I decided to give it a try, and use the covers to keep them in good shape. 760476



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great product to keep hitch balls rust free when used with the covers. 745935



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I own a 31ft Cabin Cruiser boat that weighs around 10,000lbs and the trailer itself weighs over 2000lbs. Every time I would pull the boat out of the water the back of my truck would squat a little and the trailer jack would occasionally scrape the ground. So I purchased this Hitch Ball and mounted it upside down so that the ball is higher than the bumper of the truck and now the trailer is level when cruising down the interstate fully loaded. This Hitch ball is very heavy and completlely solid! I dont hear any noises coming from the hitch at all. Etrailer had the best price around and will always contine shopping with them anytime I need any trailer parts 737093



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Lasts a long time, keeps the ball in good shape. 727830



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Product worked just as it should: lubricates my ball joints, hitch and towing ball keeping them working as they should. Great price and very fast delivery. 715014



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Arrived quickly. A year later it’s still working flawlessly 714908


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  • Should a Chrome Hitch Ball Be Greased
    Yes, it is never going to hurt to grease the hitch ball and it would make for disconnecting the coupler easier so I do recommend this. For this, we have the White Grease Hitch Ball Lube part # 58117 which works really well. The hitch ball grease in addition to helping uncouple the trailer will also work to prevent rust. If you wanted to go one step further you could also use the Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball Cover part # 42250. I recommend greasing the coupler or ensuing there is still grease...
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  • Is There a Problem with Greasing A Hitch Ball to Reduce Noise?
    Greasing a hitch ball isn't a bad idea to reduce friction and noise. We carry the Reese White Grease Hitch Ball Lube # 58117 because of this. Many people will choose not to simply because of the mess, but grease will actually keep moisture from corroding your equipment, so I'm not in agreement with the dealer. The noise that comes from a weight distribution system that uses friction bars like # EQ37100ET is quite loud at times. You do not want to grease those bars or brackets because...
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  • How to Lube a Hitch Ball with White Grease Hitch Ball Lube
    To apply grease to the top of a hitch ball with the part # 58117 all you would need to do is apply a small amount to the top of the ball. The coupler will then push the grease around and spread it evenly on the ball.
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  • Should the Hitch Ball on a Weight Distribution System Be Greased
    Yes, you should absolutely be using some grease on the top of your hitch ball, the White Grease Hitch Ball Lube part # 58117 in particular which is formulated specifically to reduce friction which is what is causing the chrome coating to wear off. The absence of this chrome coating is then going to allow for rust to occur therefore, I recommend you either cover the hitch ball while not in use with the Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Cover part # FA82-00-3216 or you can replace it. For replacement,...
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  • Troubleshooting Hitch Ball Gets Stuck in Trailer Coupler on Travel Trailer
    If it's stuck every time you try to unhook it's likely the ball is too large for the coupler. Usually the size is stamped somewhere on the coupler and the ball. If you need a smaller hitch ball I've linked our selection of 1-7/8 inch and 2 inch balls. You'll want to choose one that has the same length and diameter of shank just smaller ball diameter. If it isn't the ball size and it is just continuously binding you can try greasing the coupler with # 58117.
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  • Difficulty Getting Trailer Coupler On or Off of the Ball
    This may sound silly but its worth checking: is the ball you are using too large for what the coupler requires? Or is the coupler damaged at all? You may need to look up inside the coupler to see if there is any corrosion that is binding things up. On many couplers there are some adjustments that you can make. There is usually a nut that holds on a wedge that makes contact with the ball. Adjusting that nut up or down as needed could help. Using ball grease such as # 58117 does make...
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  • Recommended Grease to Lubricate Hitch Ball of Weight Distribution System
    To lubricate the hitch ball for your Andersen Weight Distribution System I recommend using White Grease # 58117. This particular grease is designed specifically for this type of application and will do a great job of reducing friction and protecting the ball from wear. We do not currently carry Andersen WD Systems but I did track down an owner's manual and it did not mention any other parts of the system that should be lubricated.
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  • Master Lock 2 Inch Ball Coupler Will Not Fit Over 2 Inch Ball
    You should not have to remove the bottom part of the coupler to attach the coupler to the ball so something seems to be amiss. Double check the top of the coupler to make sure it is designed for a 2 inch ball and not a 1-7/8 inch ball. If fine-tuning the bolt does not fix the issue there could be something machined wrong with the coupler and it will need to be replaced. You can also try lubricating the latching mechanism and the ball using ball grease # 58117. Make sure it is clean first...
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  • Trailer Coupler Will Not Release Hitch Ball Even After Lubrication
    I see you have tried the usual fixes for a coupler that won't release the hitch ball - moving the vehicle slightly to potentially release excess tension on the ball, lubrication with WD-40 and even a little brute force with the pry bar. You can also first make sure the trailer is supported, and then remove the hitch pin from the ball mount and move the truck forward. This will ensure there is little or no tension on the ball/coupler. This will also give you more room to work and free...
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  • Troubleshooting a Ball Mount Rusted to a Trailer Hitch
    Sounds like your ball mount has rusted so badly that it is stuck in the hitch you have on your vehicle. What you will first want to do is liberally apply a spray lube like WD40 or liquid wrench to the ball mount. If the back of the hitch opening is open spray some down in there, down the front of the hitch opening and also on the hitch pin hole. Since you don't plan on using the ball mount anymore I would recommend taking a heavy hammer or sledge and hitting the ball mount into the hitch...
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  • Recommended Grease To Use On Slider For Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch
    Per my contact at Reese, the lubricant you should use on your slider is a white lithium grease like part # L11354. This white grease has a zinc additive and can be used even on plastic components. If you do not have a grease gun I recommend part # L30200. This is a lever action standard grease gun and will work great with the L11354.
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  • Recommended Grease for a Yard Cart
    Ball grease # 58117 could potentially work for wheel grease on your yard cart. But an actual bearing grease such as # L11404 would be the better option since it was designed for this type of application. Even an all purpose grease such as # L11316 would work. When adding new grease to the cart be sure that you use compatible grease with what was on it or completely remove all of the old grease prior to adding the new grease. I have included a link to a help article on grease for you.
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  • Trouble Uncoupling Trailer From Tow Vehicle
    Generally speaking, most people will uncouple the trailer before they extend the stabilizer jacks so that is what I recommend first. That said, if you are having trouble getting the trailer high enough to release the hitch ball from the coupler then you would just need to use a stand of some sort like the Valterra Trailer Jack Stand part # A10-0900 which offers another 8" or so of lift. If the trailer lifts the hitch ball on the vehicle when you raise it then you may need to jump up...
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  • Greasing the Curt OEM Gooseneck Hitch Ball for the Factory Prep Packages
    The Curt Ball and Safety Chain Loop Kit for Chevy, Ford, GM, and Nissan Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # C60692 does not need to be greased unless the mechanism isn't working properly. If you don't overly apply the grease you won't have an issue using the LubriMatic White Lithium Grease - 12 oz. Spray # L11363 into the mechanism. A little grease on the hitch ball won't interfere with function as there is even hitch ball grease # 58117 to reduce noise which could alternatively be used....
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  • Greaseless Hitch Ball Compatibility with Factory Gooseneck Package
    The Rapid Hitch Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount Kit w/ 2 Greaseless Balls # AM3405 is a cool feature but is not available for any gooseneck hitch. The Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Chevy/GM, Ford, and Nissan Underbed Gooseneck Hitches - 2-5/16" # C60629 or the Reese # RP19311 are the only options for that fit. If you want to reduce friction and noise, you can use the White Grease Hitch Ball Lube # 58117 but there is not a greaseless option at this time. The Replacement Nylon Cap for...
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  • Curt Gooseneck Hitch Ball Stuck in Factory Hitch on 2014 Ford F-250
    It sounds like the Curt Pop-In Ball part # C60601 has become stuck in the factory gooseneck hitch on your 2014 Ford F-350. If that is the case then the first thing you are going to want to do is spay copious amounts of lube between the collar and hitch ball, around where you think the retention balls would be. Then let this sit for an hour or so or overnight if you can. Then you till want to take a rubber mallet and tap the hitch ball while lifting the release latch to see if you can get...
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  • Recommended Grease for Blue Ox SwayPro System, Different Types of Grease
    You are correct that in the Blue Ox SwayPro Owner's Manual they do recommend use molybdenum grease on both the hitch ball and the spring bars. The UltraLub Biobased Moly EP Grease # L10314 in a grease gun, such as # L30480, will work well. You could use the Reese White Grease Hitch Ball Lube # 58117 on the hitch ball of your SwayPro system if you choose not to use the molybdenum grease. However you would not want to use the hitch ball grease at the zerk fittings of the SwayPro spring...
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  • Troubleshooting Sleeve-Lock A-Frame Coupler That Will Not Release
    With a sleeve-lock A-frame coupler like # CA-5196H-B or # CA-5196-B with the flip latch you can sometimes loosen the coupler's grip on the hitch ball by standing on the vehicle bumper and rocking it or jumping to cause motion of the ball within the coupler. This will often help loosen things up. Applying ball grease # 58117 when you couple the vehicle and trailer is a good idea since this will tend to prevent entry of water (that can cause corrosion) and also block road grit and other...
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  • Troubleshooting Coupler that is Difficult to Latch onto Hitch Ball
    The latching mechanisms of couplers can pretty easily get corroded or dirty to the point they become difficult to operate. Best bet is to spray down the mechanism liberally with a spray lube like WD40 and see if that frees up the latch to allow it to install easier. A lot of couplers have adjustable latches as well. If you look under the coupler and see a nut maybe try loosening it a bit so that it could come down and latch onto the ball a bit easier. In the picture I attached of the...
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  • Why is it Important to Make Weight Distribution Head Angle Adjustment
    Weight distribution heads are adjustable to get the spring bars level or just below level with the trailer frame. Depending on the trailer frame, the head may need to be set at 90 degrees, it also may need to be tilted down as far as possible to keep the trailer level. This will also depend on the weight of the trailer and strength of the suspension on the vehicle. Head angle affects bar tension. With too much spring bar tension the rear of the vehicle could lift. Not enough tension...
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  • Trailer Will Not Uncouple from Ball When Parked on an Incline
    Usually if you can move the tow vehicle and trailer to level ground, you can uncouple. However, sometimes you have to be on less than level ground. If the coupler will not come off of the ball in this situation, you can use the trailer jack to separate the coupler from the ball. What is happening is the pressure from being on an incline is putting enough force on the ball to make uncoupling very difficult. What you can do to help prevent this in the future is to make sure to properly...
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  • How to Safely Uncouple a Trailer on an Incline
    Whenever a tow vehicle and trailer are on an incline there will be pressure applied to the hitch ball and coupler. This will make it difficult to uncouple the trailer from the hitch ball. A trailer jack and/or hitch ball lubricant such as # 58117 can sometimes help. The tow vehicle and trailer should always be on a level surface when coupling or uncoupling, and wheel chocks should always be used to ensure the safety of those around the trailer and the trailer itself. We offer a number...
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  • Hard to Release Undermount Trailer Coupler from Hitch Ball
    I don't think you are doing anything wrong apart from jumping on the truck and even that isn't wrong it's just more fun to jump on a trampoline or in puddles. There are several reasons why the coupler could be having a hard time releasing from the ball. First, if there is tension on the ball from the truck/trailer being on uneven ground then that could be the problem. Pulling slightly forward or rearward to release the tension may be all you need to do. You also might be able use...
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  • How to Prevent Coupler Noise While Towing with the Malone XtraLight Trailer Part # MPG525G
    There could be two reasons as to why you are experiencing excessive noise from the hitch ball and coupler on the Malone XtraLight Trailer part # MPG525G. The first possible solution I have for you would be to add a good amount of grease to the hitch ball with part # 58117. If the hitch ball and coupler still continue to make nose after the grease is applied then it may very well be that there is just not enough weight on the tongue of the trailer as you mentioned. The most useful way...
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  • Trailer Coupler is Getting Stuck on the Hitch Ball
    There are a couple of things that could cause the ball to get stuck in the coupler when trying to uncouple from the truck. First, it could be bound up in there. Moving the tow vehicle and trailer slightly forward or backward can release the tension and allow the ball to come out as intended. If using weight distribution, disengage the spring bars before uncoupling the trailer. If that isn't the issue then there could be a problem with the coupler. Something may need to be adjusted, cleaned,...
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  • Will the Stainles Steel Hitch Balls for Weigh Safe Ball Mount Need to Be Greased
    The hitch balls included in the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-in Scale # WS4-2 will need to be greased. These are stainless steel hitch balls and so they are corrosion resistant. I recommend a hitch ball grease like White Grease Hitch Ball Lub # 58117 for use with the Weigh Safe ball mount hitch balls. This grease helps reduce friction between the hitch ball and coupler while towing. The # 58117 grease is water resistant and non-toxic.
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  • Recommended Lube to Keep Hitch Ball Locking Mechanism Working Smoothly
    I spoke with my contact at Reese and he recommended keeping a light coating of grease like part # 58117 on the hitch ball both top and bottom. This will keep the ball bearing locking mechanism working smoothly and prevent corrosion and quiet the connection to a degree. It will help extend the life of the ball too. The lubrication allows grit to slide around more, instead of just grinding directly into the metal.
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  • Trailer Coupler Gets Stuck on the Trailer Hitch Ball
    When a coupler gets stuck on the ball it can be because of several factors. First, if there is tension between the truck and trailer then it can cause the coupler to bind and get stuck on the ball. You can try moving slightly forward or backward to relieve the tension. If that does not release the tension enough you can also use the trailer jack to lift both the truck and trailer a little to relieve the tension which will make it easier to unlatch from around the ball. You may also...
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  • How Tight Should Trailer Coupler Be on Hitch Ball
    A little bit of play is acceptable, the coupler should be tight enough that the coupler won't come off the ball, but not so tight you can't close the latch. I typically tighten the coupler up until I feel a slight resistance when closing the coupler latch, then I'll back it off slightly from there. Reese sells a white lithium grease that's conveniently packaged for use on hitch balls, part # 58117.
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  • Rust Proof Trailer Hitch Ball
    The only completely rust resistant hitch ball you can get is one made of stainless steel. For this, we have a few different options depending on the size you need. If you need a 2-5/16" hitch ball you can use part # SC30-C which has a 1" diameter shank. If you need a 2" hitch ball you can use part # A-82 which has a 3/4" diameter shank. If you need a 1-7/8" hitch ball you can use part # A-80 which has a 3/4" diameter shank. The issue with other chrome plated hitch ball is that with...
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