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Old 03-18-2013, 05:53 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, 05:59 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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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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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, 06:07 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, 06:09 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, 06:17 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, 06:20 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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Old 03-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #10
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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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Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 PM   #11
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B theres a block behind the pin that wont allow a lube plate.

You would have to cut a notch out of the lube plate then attach it by means of drilling holes and counter sinking the plate then bolting it up.
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So it sounds like no lube plate or grease is needed for this setup, My life just got easier..
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So it sounds like no lube plate or grease is needed for this setup, My life just got easier..
IMO - not needed, but certainly wouldn't hurt.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #17
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Rockport you could surely put a little grease on the plate but in my experience every time you jump up in your pick-up bed you'll not only have it on the hitch but on you .


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So it sounds like no lube plate or grease is needed for this setup, My life just got easier..
ONLY if the Revolution is activated. If the wedge is in the storage position in the back and the two 5/8" bolts are installed, you need a lube plate.

If the wedge is directly behind the pin and the 2 5/8" bolts are NOT installed, then you do NOT need a lube plate.

Have towed mine over 5,000 and the hitch plate still has the paint on it. The hitch pin does not move and because of that, I tow with a full bed hard tonneau cover installed.
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ONLY if the Revolution is activated. If the wedge is in the storage position in the back and the two 5/8" bolts are installed, you need a lube plate.

If the wedge is directly behind the pin and the 2 5/8" bolts are NOT installed, then you do NOT need a lube plate.

Have towed mine over 5,000 and the hitch plate still has the paint on it. The hitch pin does not move and because of that, I tow with a full bed hard tonneau cover installed.
Yes it is activated with the wedge directly behind the pin.. By the way that tonneau cover looks great !
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