Having used hitch lube grease on my Reese Titan 16K hitch, with the Reese Revolution/Sidewinder pin box on our 5er, I was fed up of all the mess from the grease (and the grease I was using seemed to work more as an adhesive than a lube sometimes, almost sealing the pin plate to the hitch).
I was delighted to discover the Reese 83003 lube plate, specifically for the Reese Titan 16K hitch, and which looked like it should be compatible with the Revolution/Sidewinder, since rather than the usual lube discs it's shaped to fit the hitch head.
Doing due diligence I contacted Reese technical support, asking them to confirm that the lube plate was compatible with the Revolution Sidewinder.
Their response: -
"Yes, you can use the 83003 on the Titan hitch with a Sidewinder pin box. Lube plates that go on the pin box will NOT work."
I ordered one of these lube plates from Amazon, but the first came missing the bolts to secure it to the hitch head, so I got a replacement.
I next noticed that the protrusions on the underside of the lube plate, which are designed to sit inside the indentations on the hitch head, were too far apart and prevented the lube plate from sitting flat on the hitch head.
Reese have not responded to requests for feedback on that issue.
However, before proceeding further in chasing them on that issue, I decided to actually take the lube plate over to our storage lot, and check that it would really work with the Revolution/Sidewinder pin box.
I took the wedge off the revolution, and as you can see from the photo below, it is anything but compatible.
If someone were to actually follow Reese's suggestion that the Lube plate is compatible with the SideWinder/Revolution then they'd have a wedge which barely makes contact with the inside of the hitch head, and is instead only really making contact with the lube plate 'plastic'. Obviously a very dangerous setup.
I've contacted Reese to advise them of this error, and suggest that they change their response to such inquiries, but I'll have to wait to see if they respond.
In the meantime I just wanted to warn folks that could possibly be considering using the Reese lube plate with a SideWinder/Revolution, especially since it seems from first look as though that's exactly what the lube plate is designed for (since it's not one of the common lube discs, and looks like it should be ok)