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White Grease Hitch Ball Lube

White Grease Hitch Ball Lube

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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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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   (182 Customer Reviews)


Grand stuff! Just the thing for my hitch ball, which takes some punishment due to stabilizer bars, dust, etc.


It is what it says it is and time will tell if it makes a difference. The lid came off in shipping. Good thing it is thick and was packaged with a hitch ball so no harm done, maybe run a piece of tape over the lid, before shipping.


Best hitch lubricant out there!


As expected, this Reese hitch lube works very well to protect both sides of the connection. Used this before, and came back for more. I like it much better than bearing grease, which is what I used to use. I apply it on the ball and lubed areas of my load levelers on very large and regular sized trailers.
Certainly recommend.

Its ball lube... Certainly works better than bearing grease.
Chris f - 05/30/2017


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.

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


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!!

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


Just what I ordered - it works great.


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


Works great!


Gotta have grease for the hitch to reduce friction


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.

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


Works as advertised. Used for a few years now and no complaints.


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.

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


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 A jar will last many years.

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


I recently received the Reese White Grease and applied it to my hitch ball andI am real anxious to try it with my trailer. I received it in the mail faster than I thought it would arrive. I am very satisfied with their mail service.Thanks ETrailer, I will be ordering again.


All items received quickly. All items fit and work actually better than I though they might! The 2-5/16 ball cover is not too tight but stays put. The ball lube is thick and stays put, as well. Hard to find both of these items locally. Thank you etrailer...again!

Still pleased with performance of both products. Both are currently in service today.
Keith D - 06/19/2015


Thanks for packing the greasy jar in a separate bag! And glad it is a small container which will fit in my camper.

Works great and goes a long way. After a year, have barely made a dent in the jar. Reduces wear on the hitch ball.
Lisa - 07/25/2020


I brought this item to use on my Jet skis trailer,It was recommended by so many people ,Having used it on my trailer hitch I'm very pleased how it puts a nice coating and protects against friction ,its early days but i believe this will be a long lasting protection crease

Very well.Really is a good product
Paul - 04/10/2019


Not much to say about grease. It is greasy. I've applied it about 3 times in the last year. I tow a 3k lb trailer about 2-3 times a month. Probably wipe more off putting the ball cover on and off than using it up but I'm happy with its performance.

Ive probably used about a third of the jar so far, it really goes a long way.
Derek B - 09/01/2018


This little jar of "stuff" has saved me many headaches when unhitching my travel trailer from the tow vehicle. Before I bought this I would have a tough time sometimes getting the hitch off the ball and also difficulty getting it back on. This lubricant makes it so easy to hitch up and unhitch. The only word of warning is to watch out for the hitch ball with your pant legs because it will leave a major grease stain on your pants if you rub against the ball. Its white going on but it turns black from friction I guess. It lasts a very long time too because you only need a very little bit each time.


The ease of making this purchase and to track to destination was as good as it gets for on-line shopping.

excellent, will reorder again
Al O - 02/17/2018


works, as advertised to help receiver slide off the ball when unhooking


No longer have grinding noise.


I have been using Reese Hitch grease for about 15 years. I have had very little wear or gaulding on any of the hitch balls or sway balls I have used it on. It is expensive grease but I like it better than colored grease that gets all over everything. At least if this gets on you, wipe it off and it does not show.


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!!

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    No, applying the White Grease Hitch Ball Lube # 58117 to your hitch ball will not affect the conductivity of the joint or affect your ground connection. You can test to ensure you're not grounding through your hitch ball by placing the coupler on the ball and seeing if your lights only work when the coupler is on the ball. If it does only work when the coupler is on the ball, then you'll need to reevaluate your wiring and properly ground your ground to a clean, bare metal, surface on...
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    The small amount of surface rust on your ball will not affect its future performance. If the ball had been exposed to the elements for many months or years and the corrosion was more severe, I would be reluctant to use it. Since the rust is minor, you can use it with no worries. I would recommend keeping a light coating of grease like part # 58117 on the ball. This will prevent further corrosion, and will also quiet the connection to a degree. The Curt # C40085 has a raw, machined finish....
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