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Old 01-11-2019, 11:46 PM   #1
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Lubricant for 5er kingpin

When I purchased my used 5er the dealer installed the hitch as part of the deal. But I didn't get to use it but once before I winterized it. I noticed that they didn't use any type of grease on the hitch plate. But I have the revolution hitch with the wedge in place so it doesn't turn at the plate. But shouldn't I still need to have some type of lubricant on the plate? And is there a place to grease the revolution hitch where it does turn?
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:51 AM   #2
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No need for any lubricant on the hitch plate with a Revolution. You can use a little oil/grease on the kingpin and wedge sides for ease of hookup if you like.

I take my Sidewinder apart once a year or so and grease all the bearing surfaces with Lucas Red-n-Tacky.

With your Revolution you just take off the castle nut on the bottom to lower the hitch and regrease the bearing/spindle. Take a look at maint doc on the Lippert site. Also some YouTube videos out there.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:18 AM   #3
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No need for any lubricant on the hitch plate with a Revolution. You can use a little oil/grease on the kingpin and wedge sides for ease of hookup if you like.

I take my Sidewinder apart once a year or so and grease all the bearing surfaces with Lucas Red-n-Tacky.

With your Revolution you just take off the castle nut on the bottom to lower the hitch and regrease the bearing/spindle. Take a look at maint doc on the Lippert site. Also some YouTube videos out there.
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