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Old 05-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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5th Wheel "Slider plate"

Has anyone seen these before? I asked on the forum last year, but didn't have a picture.

I have a 10" lube plate and it seems to work great... until I unhitch. Each and every time, it falls down. I have asked the dealer, they gave me a new one and it holds up for the first tow only, then falls down upon unhitching. It's almost like it expands, because I can't re-install it until I am ready to leave again, causing me to store it somewhere and make sure I don't misplace it. Even worse when I have to crawl up in the pickup to retrieve it.

I found this at "theduallydepot.com" in Elkheart Indiana. They sell them installed for 55 bucks. I will have to get someone in my town to install it for me. He said the round black holes are actually disks that get mig welded to the head of the hitch. He said it's just a small tack right in the middle. Plate was roughly 35.00 plus shipping. More expensive then the 10" lube plate but if it works as well as they say they do, it's well worth my time and not getting dirty chasing after and touching the plate.

I have a Reese 16K hitch but it is identical to the design of the Husky. At least I'm taking a chance for 35.00 that it will fit. I will of course dry fit it first before heading to my hitch installer. They have never heard of them before and I can't get the brand name from anyone. All they do is tell me it's a "5th wheel slide plate" I will post a pic of it installed after it comes and assuming it fits right and gets installed.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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I saw this in some other fellow's truck one time and asked...he seemed very pleased with it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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Buy this its much cheaper and installs in 3 seconds. $13.00 and no tools.
Just slides over your pin and done.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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No need for anything fancy.
Take the anti-friction disk you have, clean the bottom of the pin box and one side of your disk, then glob a bunch of adhesive to the clean side of the disk, stick it to the pin box, and lower it onto your hitch. Leave for a day, and you won`t have to worry about it falling off again!
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Buy this its much cheaper and installs in 3 seconds.
Just slides over your pin and done.
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Sounds like he has tried that and it falls off after the first use...
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #6
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How the heck did i miss that ?

Mine has yet to fall off.

Tapped it up with a block of wood and a hammer.

Maybe they carry an inferior product who knows?

To each his own.

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Sounds like he has tried that and it falls off after the first use...
Yup, mine fell off as well. That`s why I glued it on. No problems since!
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Yup, mine fell off as well. That`s why I glued it on. No problems since!
Yours have the notches like the one I posted a pic of ?

As I said I had to beat mine into place with a block of wood and hammer.
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Yours have the notches like the one I posted a pic of ?

As I said I had to beat mine into place whit a block of wood and hammer.
Actually you said no tools were required!
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Actually you said no tools were required!
I did!
But the install instructions said no tools required !

Your supposed to stick it on the pin as far as you can then slide camper up on plate, hitch high and retract stabilizers and use plate to push it on.....
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