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Old 05-03-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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What Lubricant to use between the pin box and the hitch.

Hi everyone,

I just finished installing/ replacing the old Lippert pin box with a new Demco Glide Ride pin box. (I wrote a blog post about it)

Since I have a Demco HiJacker Auto Slide hitch I need to have a capture plate installed on the new pin box. By doing this, I can no longer use the nylon lube plate I had between the pin box and the hitch.

Do you use just regular grease or is there some magic stuff that you use for lubricant between the pin box and hitch?
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Hi everyone,

I just finished installing/ replacing the old Lippert pin box with a new Demco Glide Ride pin box. (I wrote a blog post about it)

Since I have a Demco HiJacker Auto Slide hitch I need to have a capture plate installed on the new pin box. By doing this, I can no longer use the nylon lube plate I had between the pin box and the hitch.

Do you use just regular grease or is there some magic stuff that you use for lubricant between the pin box and hitch?
Regular axle grease, but you might want to try a dry Graphite lube first and see how it works. Grease gets messy. But you still might need it.
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Just a suggestion as I use the lube plate.

I would put a good coat on the pin and Jaws and a lite one on the plate.
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Thank you Gljurczyk and Ford Idaho. Much appreciated.

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You can also use a lube disc which slips onto the pin, and eliminates the grease. It's much cleaner.
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You can also use a lube disc which slips onto the pin, and eliminates the grease. It's much cleaner.
Can't use a lube plate evidently.
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You can also use a lube disc which slips onto the pin, and eliminates the grease. It's much cleaner.
On a Pullright super slider you use a capture plate and have no need for a disc...the capture plate and slider head are what turns, not the pin rotating in the head. WD 40 is whats recommended every day for lubing and capture plate to head lube. Every so often, use a light grease on the handle release stuff and the head rocker spring
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Sounds like the WD 40 is the way to go. Much appreciated everyone, a wealth of knowledge as always.

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Because I hate getting grease on me I use spray molybdenum high pressure grease. It sprays on wet and in minutes dries hard and will not rub off. I spray the king pin with it too.

It's a bit expensive but I don't have to worry about getting grease marks. LPS makes it called Force 842.
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