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Old 07-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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16K Reese hitch issue

When I unhitched my 5th Wheel after this weekend the handle to release the hitch got stuck open. It only took a little tap on the clamp to release it. I have always had some minor issues with it on both hooking up and unhooking. Has anybody experienced this? And is this something that I should be concerned about?
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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Have you lubed all the pivot points?
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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No I haven't greased the pivot points. I never thought of it. Do you think that could cause the clamps "stick"?
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Definitely, I took my hitch plate off and turned it upside down and lubed every pivot on it plus the big pivot pin on the hitch frame. Sprayed a little lithium grease on the jaws and on the sides of the chute even though the pin doesn't rotate in the clamp.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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No I haven't greased the pivot points. I never thought of it. Do you think that could cause the clamps "stick"?
Hello, I had the clamp stick upon unhooking the first time. The dealer did not lube anything up at all. It just was about half an hour ago.

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I do the same thing that OC does. I have a slider so I Lube the rollers on the slide and the latching mechanism for the slide.
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