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Old 03-18-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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lube plates

First time 5th wheel owner and not sure if I need one or not. Using the Reese revolution pin box on my 8289ws. So should I be using a lube plate with this setup.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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I have one on mine ....... I think its a matter of preference.
I went the first year without one and just put one on this winter to see if theres any difference.

I dont think you'll need one as your pin box does not pivot on your hitch but rather pivots back under the camper at the pin-box mount.

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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I have one on mine ....... I think its a matter of preference.
I went the first year without one and just put one on this winter to see if theres any difference.

I dont think you'll need one as your pin box does not pivot on your hitch but rather pivots back under the camper at the pin-box mount.

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That's what I was thinking. Wasn't sure if using one was important for just hooking up and un hooking.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
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Use something - either grease or a plate. I scratched the paint up on mine by not using anything for a couple of months and about 3,000 miles towing.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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First time 5th wheel owner and not sure if I need one or not. Using the Reese revolution pin box on my 8289ws. So should I be using a lube plate with this setup.
Considering what they cost, I would recommend using one regardless of your hitch design. It would prevent any wear between your pin box and hitch plate when hooking/unhooking.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #6
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Use something - either grease or a plate. I scratched the paint up on mine by not using anything for a couple of months and about 3,000 miles towing.
With a reese revolution the pin does not rotate on the hitch .....
Theres no need for a plate up there as nothing moves....
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Isn't there still going to be contact between the pin box and plate when hooking/unhooking?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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There will be contact but since it doesn't spin on the 5th wheel hitch like a normal hitch what would be the reason for having a lube plate ?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:20 PM   #9
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I see what your sayin B.

If anything else maybe just a thin coat of lube plate grease but I wouldn't see that there would be much wear since it just sits on the hitch and never moves.
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There will be contact but since it doesn't spin on the 5th wheel hitch like a normal hitch what would be the reason for having a lube plate ?
Not to belabor this, but you did say there is contact. Can I assume the contact would be between the pin box bottom and the hitch plate top when hooking/unhooking. If so, then a lp would help minimize the contact.

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