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Old 06-06-2016, 10:37 PM   #1
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Lube pAD FOR 5TH WHEEL HITCH INFO needed

I have a new 5er. I see a lube pad in the camping stores. What is it? DO I need it? How is it used?
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:47 PM   #2
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If you have a Reese Sidewinder (Revolution) and it is activated, you don't need one. But, to answer your question, the pad removes the need to lube the hitch plate and bottom surface of the pinbox.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:57 PM   #3
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OC is correct. I use the lube plate on my reese 16k hitch. It acts in place of lubricant. These are good for standard hitches but not recommended for the sidewinder.
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I like my nylon lube plate. It sticks on the kingpin and usually stays attached to it all the time.
Like the others have said, it eliminates the need to grease the 5th wheel plate. You will still need a small amount of grease on the king pin itself though.
They work great! After having semis with greased 5th wheel plates, having a dry, lube plate is awsome, since you dont have all the grease on your 5er pinbox and 5th wheel plate.
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:18 PM   #5
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I like my nylon lube plate. It sticks on the kingpin and usually stays attached to it all the time.
Like the others have said, it eliminates the need to grease the 5th wheel plate. You will still need a small amount of grease on the king pin itself though.
They work great! After having semis with greased 5th wheel plates, having a dry, lube plate is awsome, since you dont have all the grease on your 5er pinbox and 5th wheel plate.
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I use a 12" lube plate on my Reese 20k hitch.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:22 PM   #6
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It is a Teflon plate it just wedges on . There are two widths get.the thinner one. You don't need any lubeon your fith wheel whrn you use these.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:01 AM   #7
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lube pad for 5th wheel hitch info needed

used one on my 5th wheel hitch and it prevented the jaws from closing all the way when I tried to hitch up. So, I had to go "old school" and grease it. Hope you won't have that problem, because the pads are much preferred.
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:34 AM   #8
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lube for king pin

I use the lube pad for my B&W Champion, but do i need grease for king pin? Nobody tells me anything.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:18 AM   #9
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Yes I use one but still grease pin.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:40 PM   #10
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I am not a fifth wheel expert, but you definitely still need to lube the kingpin. The last time we camped, a couple pulled in next to us with a brand new F250 pulling a 5ver. He had a lube plate, but the kingpin was bone dry. It took three of us about 45 minutes to get the hitch to release.
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