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Have a Ball?

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It’s getting down to brass tacks. I was looking for a 2-5/16″ trailer ball, and realized that I don’t even have one. Guess what? Wal-Mart doesn’t have them either. I headed out on the highway to Camping World, and they were closed. Maybe they took President’s Day off?

This wind has to let up before I pull Tilley out of the driveway though. We did have wind warnings here in North Texas today, but I think they are done tomorrow. I’ll find that trailer ball tomorrow as well.

Finishing up the button-up on the trailer today included pulling street side hub and checking the bearings, repacking them and putting it all back together again. Just another day for the Airstream grease monkey. There weren’t any metal pieces or shavings in the old grease, so I know all the noise coming from the hub must be brake rubs, rusted drums and shoes.

It’ll be interesting to see how the trailer sits on the Toyota, with a 500-pound tongue weight.

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