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I keep a normal fixed 24" breaker bar in the truck tool box for breaking lug nuts loose. That is what I use for the blue ox rotating latches. As for lubing the rotating latches, I just put a few drops of oil in them from my oil can. That's how I've done it since 2011 when I got this, and all is fine.
I use this hitch on two different trailers, swapping the rotating latches between the two trailers as needed.

I grease the trunnions every few thousand miles.

Mine is the first gen version where the trunnions are captured from the bottom with plates, held in place by a bolt. Those bolts should have loctite on the threads, and be checked regularly, as they can come loose in time. Torque is 47 lb-ft according to the factory ( the torque figure was not in the original manual, I had to call them on the phone to find out ). None of this last paragraph applies to the new version, as I understand it.

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