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Lube Plate for Elite Series and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Diameter

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Code:   RP83001

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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP83001

Prevent scratches on your fifth-wheel's skid plate and ease trailer hookup by installing this nylon lube plate. Works with Reese 20,000-lb fifth-wheel trailer hitches and Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) fifth-wheel trailer hitches.

Features:

  • Prevents scratches on skid plate of your 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Lets trailer king pin slide into hitch with ease
    • No need for messy grease
  • Offers extra protection with large surface area
  • Constructed of durable nylon


Specs:

  • Application: Reese 5th-wheel trailer hitches with 20,000-lb capacities and Reese Elite Series and Signature Series 5th-wheel hitches
  • Thickness: .192"
  • Diameter: 12"


83001 Reese Fifth Wheel Lube Plate - Elite Series, Signature Series, 20,000-lb Hitches








Customer Reviews

Lube Plate for Elite Series and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Diameter - RP83001

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (40 Customer Reviews)

Prevent scratches on your fifth-wheel's skid plate and ease trailer hookup by installing this nylon lube plate. Works with Reese 20,000-lb fifth-wheel trailer hitches and Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) fifth-wheel trailer hitches.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian W11/16/2012


Was needing larger Lube plate and found it here at etrailer. Perfect product and shipping was extremely fast. Will buy from here again. 59561





Comments

Lube plate still functioning well and working good!

Brian W - 05/17/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger P01/06/2011


Great source to purchase from. I placed my order over the internet. I received the items within a few days of my order via UPS. This is the third or forth item I've ordered from etrailer.com. I've been very satisfied with the wide variety of accessories they offer and their shipping. I highly recommend using etrailer.com as a source to purchase your RV accessories. 5109






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: tnd209/26/2011


I bought this as a backup, most stores don't seem to stock the 12" diameter. I currently only have 1,000 miles on the plate i'm using, my pin weight is 3900#, it looks like it'll last a long time. Don't forget to lube your pin to jaw area, you just don't need to lube the surface where this plate sits. 24637






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John L12/05/2013


Originally my trailer company sold me the 10" version of this item costing a bit more than this 12" version. I am trying it out due to the fact that I have gone through 3 10" versions and believe the additional diameter will assist in lessening the disc wear. Quick delivery and Item as expected. 109163






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob B05/28/2011


The lube plate arrived within a couple of days after ordering. It slipped right over the 5th wheel hitch and snapped into place. I'm so happy that there will be no more grease stains applied to my clothing every time I accidentally rub up against the pin or 5th wheel plate. Great product! 15594






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lonnie W08/26/2014


Have not had a chance to use this item yet, but have used these in the past and they do all the are advertised to do. Less noise coming from the 5th wheel plate, easier time backing up/hooking up and best of all no more grease on the 5th wheel decking. 148745






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike G11/25/2013


Product shipped within hours and was received really quick. The packaging on the product was great and if anything overkill for a small item. So impressed already ordered a second shipment of items from them. Would order again from this company. 108478






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lube Plate, 12 12/29/2011


It installed in a snap, seriously. Just remove it from the package and snap onto the pin. It's that easy. As for how it performs, it makes locking the pin into the hitch jaw much smoother and it prevents marring the hitch head and pin box. 28875






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William H.12/16/2010


Reese 12" lube plate. I have used the Reese lube plate before on previously owned 5th wheels and had great sucess. The lube plate is easy to install and eliminates the mess associated with greasing the top of the wheel wheel hitch. 4261






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: no name02/07/2013


Great product and it sure saves your getting grease all over yourself. Fits snugly onto the king pin and eliminates that messy grease all over your fifth wheel hitch. 65362






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe Rottman04/05/2012


The products are fine...but the customer service is exceptional....thanks for getting this item to me in 5 days...will certainly tell others of your web site. 36282






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff P05/29/2012


The order process was easy, it was shipped in a timely manner and arrived just as ordered. I will bookmark etrailer as one of my favorites! 41929






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill B.08/25/2012


shipped quickly and on time. have ordered many items from etrailer and have never had a problem. will continue to do business with them! 53009






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob W.03/09/2012


Product just as described, haven't used it yet. Thanks for getting it out to me and checking up on my order. 33436






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: john m.01/25/2012


very good service, excellent product,i cant say enough good things about you guys. thank you and God bless 30327






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JP06/08/2012


etrailer is great to work with. Fast shipping, I use these lube plates all the time. Better than grease 43312






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lyle L08/05/2011


Just what I ordered.Good job not in a hurry was shipped July 25 th.2011 and received Aug 5 th,2011 21219






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank K.03/09/2011


The fit on the pin was good & snug. Appears to be a good product. Haven't used it as yet. 8932






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Louis D.06/09/2014


I have not used this product yet, but it appears to be like the one I am presently using. 134795






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: kelly l06/20/2014


haven't used it for towing yet but looks like it will be great . and no grease ya 136860






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JP06/30/2013


I use to use the 10" plate until I bought a bigger fiver. I love these things. 86816






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: MELVIN02/18/2013


As usual, the product was as described, fairly priced, and delivered promptly. 66755






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ricky W09/11/2012


What can I say, they are lube plates that arrived on time and with no damage. 54205






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terry S.09/08/2013


Saves use of messy grease and protects hitch from scratching and rusting. 98883






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim L.10/17/2013


This works excellent with my Reese Signature series 5th wh. hitch. 104180






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: lube plate06/08/2011


exactly as ordered with quick shipping - perfect transation 16479






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jonathan E.02/24/2012


Just what I need to use with my Reese Elite Series hitch. 32383






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank R12/10/2010


Everything was very prompt well packed Haven't use it yet 3944






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry G04/03/2014


Excellent. Fast shipment. Very satisfied. Thanks. 123555






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric A.09/11/2013


Lube plate arrived as promised and works fine. 99426






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles W.06/15/2012


Great product so don't have to mess with grease 44355






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Capt. John05/23/2012


Shipping is fast and reasonable from et railer! 41404






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Al G05/26/2013


No mess great product easy to install 82019






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gerry m05/13/2013


Fits just like the last one 79976






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alex03/16/2012


Good design.. easy does it 34055






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chester Barnett03/20/2014


This one is for backup 121386






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob VG11/07/2012


Great product!! 58950






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vernon Matthew08/19/2014


Fast shipping. 147469






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JOHN S04/25/2012


PERFECT!!! 38344






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael J. Scarlett Sr.08/15/2013


none 95121




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Expert Answers about Lube Plate for Elite Series and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Diameter - RP83001Do you have a question about this Accessories and Parts?


  • Installing and Using a Lube Plate in Place of Grease on Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Using a lube plate is very simple. Simply slide it over the king pin on the trailer before hitching up. The lube plate prevents metal to metal contact of the king pin on the head unit of the fifth wheel hitch making hitching up easier. No grease is required if you are using a lube plate. The 12 inch diameter plate is intended for use with 20K hitches or Reese Elite or Signature Series Fifth Wheel hitches. If your hitch is not an Elite or Signature Series and has a capacity less than...
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  • Tips on Lubricating a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Hitching Up to a Trailer
  • The grease fitting that is on top of the head unit on your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30084, is used to lubricate the pivot points of the jaws. Using a lithium grease, # L11350, is acceptable. You will also want to lubricate the jaw itself, and the skid plate. For the skid place, if you want you can use a Lube Plate, # RP83001, or use automotive grade chassis grease like # L11316. The hitch should be lubricated and checked for proper function before each trip. If the jaws are...
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  • Lube Plate Size for 15,000 LB 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For your fifth-wheel hitch you will need the 10 inch Fifth-Wheel Lube Plate, item # 83002. The 12 inch Lube Plate, item # RP83001, is for the larger hitches and the Reese Signature Series hitch.
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  • What Size Fifth-Wheel Lube Plate is Needed for a B and W Companion Hitch
  • The proper size Lube plate for use with the B and W Companion hitch is a 10 inch diameter lube plate. We carry two lube plates this size. The Reese Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 inch Diameter, item # RP83002, and the Curt 10 inch Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Lube Plate, item # 16721, will both work with your Companion hitch nicely.
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  • What Type of Grease Is Recommended for Fith Wheel Hitches
  • As a general all-purpose Fifth Wheel Grease, I recommend the UltraLube Biobased Fifth Wheel Grease, part # L10337. Two of the packets would simply be placed on the fifth wheel hitch plate on either side of the funnel, then hitch the trailer. The grease packets will burst on their own. I prefer the Nylon lube plates from Draw-Tite for the head surface, part # RP83001. If you use the lube plate, you can avoid using grease.
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  • Which Reese Lube Plate for 16K 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Generally speaking, the higher the hitch capacity, the larger the 5th wheel head would be. The 12 inch diameter lube plate is designed for hitches with the larger head, like 18, 20 and 22K capacity hitches. The only reason the larger lube plate is not recommended for a 16K hitch is that the plate would likely extend beyond the skid plate, which would make it susceptible to breakage. I would recommend using the 10 inch diameter plate, part # RP83002. The 10 inch diameter plate would better...
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  • 2012 Montana 5th Wheel Trailer is Chucking with Reese Elite Series Hitch on a 2012 Ford F-350
  • It sounds like you are experiencing chucking which is that back and forth movement of the king pin in the trailer hitch. While there is a little play between the jaws of the hitch and the king pin, excessive play could indicate that the jaw is not closed all the way around the king pin. It could also mean that you are what is called high hitched where the king pin is not down far enough to be properly secured by the jaw. I have included a picture that I have captured from the isntructions...
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  • Can Lube Plate for Reese Elite Series 25K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Moved from Trailer to Trailer
  • The correct lube plate for the Reese Elite Series 25K hitch , # RP30143, is lube plate # RP83001. You can move a lube plate from trailer to trailer. However, once a lube plate is in place it can be difficult to remove it. It can become hard and could break when trying to pull it off the trailer king pin.
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  • What Size Lube Plate for B and W Patriot 16K 5th Wheel Hitch
  • We offer both 10-inch and 12-inch fifth wheel lube plates. The 10-inch diameter is part # RP83002 and the 12-inch is part # RP83001. My contact at B and W indicated either size is acceptable. The best way to check for ideal fit is to measure out from the bottom center of the king pin half the plate diameters (5 and 6 inches). These are the points where the edges of the 10-inch and 12-inch plates will reach when fitted to the king pin. If the edges of the 12-inch plate will stick...
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  • Will Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit PS30132 Fit a 2001 Ford F-350 Dually
  • The # PS30132 Pro Series fifth-wheel hitch and installation kit includes a universal rail kit that will work on your 2001 Ford F-350, but from my research it does look like Ford offered a short bed dually model in the 2001 year. If your truck has a short bed, you would need to go with a fifth-wheel hitch that has a slider instead. The slider prevents the trailer from hitting the back of the cab while maneuvering into tight spots. A comparable hitch with a slider would be the Pro Series...
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  • Which Lube Plate Fits a Reese Pro Series 15K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • For the 15K Pro Series 5th wheel hitches you would need to use lube plate # RP83002 which is the smaller 10 inch diameter lube plate. The 12 inch Lube Plate, # RP83001, is for the larger hitches and the Reese Elite/Signature Series hitches.
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  • What Bed Rails to Install RBW Model X-16 5th Wheel in 1993 Chevrolet C/K Pickup
  • I first contacted RBW concerning compatibility of their X16 hitch with other brands of base rails, but since they exited the hitch business about 5 years ago they were unable to help me. My contact at Reese was unable to verify the RBWs fit to their base rail kit, but advised you can check compatibility by measuring the spacing for the mounting legs on your hitch. If they are 22 or 29 inches center-to-center, they should work with most standard base rails, including the two below. For...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit and Accessories Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The new Dodge you plan on getting would be an excellent choice to tow a 5th wheel trailer. For an installation kit on a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500, you can use installation kit # RP30035-186. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. The hitch you have selected, # RP30081, is a good choice. The 20K capacity will handle either trailer you mentioned and you will have enough capacity should you decide to upgrade to something heavier in the future. I have included a link...
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  • Using Lube Plate with B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The only difference between the two lube plates is the color and their thickness. The # RP83004 is black in color, and is 1/8 of an inch, or .125 thick. The # RP83001 is white in color, and is a bit thicker at .192 of an inch, or just below 1/4 inch thick. I would recommend going with the thinner # RP83004, as using a plate that is too thick might make hitching more difficult. I spoke to my B and W contact who tells me that it is perfectly acceptable to use a lube plate if you wish.
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  • Diameter of the Inner Hole of the Lube Plate part # RP83001
  • I went and pulled a Lube Plate part # RP83001 from our warehouse and measured the diameter of the inside hole and found it measured 2-7/8 inches across.
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  • Hitch Plate That Doesn't Need Lubrication So We Don't Have to Grease Hitch Everyday That We Pull RV
  • It sounds like a lube plate may work for you. A lube plate lets the trailer king pin slide into the hitch with ease. There is no need for grease and it also helps prevents scratches on the skid plate of your 5th wheel trailer hitch. Reese offers the 10 inch lube plate, # RP83002, and it works with the Reese 16,000 pound and 22,000 pound fifth wheel hitches. A 12 inch lube plate, # RP83001, is also available and works with Reese 20,000 pound and Elite or Signature Series fifth wheel...
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  • Will Curt Lube Plate Fit B&W Companion 5th-Wheel Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at B & W, and they told me that you should have no problem at all using the Curt 10 inch Fifth Wheel Hitch Lube Plate, part # 16721. This plate does measure 1/4 inches thick, and helps reduce normal wear and tear.
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  • Lube Plate Recommendation for Reese Elite Series 18k Hitch
  • The Reese Lube Plate part # RP83001 that you referenced would be the correct lube plate for your Reese Elite 18k hitch as it is confirmed to fit the Elite series Reese hitches.
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  • Fifth Wheel Lube Plate Availability For Reese Select Plus Hitch
  • The Fifth Wheel Lube Plate, part # 83003, you referenced is designed to fit the Reese fifth wheels, part # RP30866, and part # RP30869. The Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30081, you have uses the disc style lube plate like part # RP83001. The type lube plate used for the R16 is not available for the Select Plus.
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  • How Long do Fifth Wheel Lube Plates Last
  • I talked with my contact at Cequent and he stated that the life of a plastic lube plate can vary depending on several factors. Pin weight, the smoothness of the components touching the plate, and where you are towing (dirt, gravel, highway) are all factors that can affect the life of the plastic lube plate. He stated that some users can go through one a month and others can have their plates last a season. I would say that with average use you can expect a plastic lube plate to last...
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  • Troubleshooting Hard Connect and Disconnect of Sidewinder on 2004 Montana 5th Wheel Trailer
  • There are several reasons why the trailer might be hard to connect and disconnect from the 5th wheel hitch. First, check the pin weight of your trailer. If the trailer has the truck suspension compressed a great deal then the pressure between the hitch and pin box can cause disconnect to be hard. Hooking up and unhooking on level ground is also a big factor in ease of hook up. Next, check the lubrication of the fifth-wheel hitch. Make sure all of the recommended locations are lubed correctly...
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