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

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

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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP83001 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Lube Plate for Elite Series and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Diameter. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP83001

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Lube Plate
  • Reese

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





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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP83001 Review

Today we're going to review part number RP83001. This is the Reese lube plate for Elite Series and Reese fifth wheel trailer hitches. It's 12 inches in diameter. Now this lube plate will prevent scratches on your skid plate of your fifth wheel trailer hitch. This will let your trailer kingpin slide into the trailer hitch with ease, and there's no need for any messy grease. This does offer extra protection with the large surface area, and it is constructed of a durable nylon.

Just to give you an idea, here's what the kingpin would be, and it's on your fifth wheel trailer. That's what would connect to your fifth wheel hitch. Before you make your connection, you just slide your lube plate on, and then this would slide . The kingpin would slide into your fifth wheel trailer hitch. This plate will give you the lubrication and the protection, helps as far as turning and prevents your skid plate of your hitch from getting scratches on it. The application for this lube plate is it fits Reese fifth wheel trailer hitch with a 20,000 pound weight capacity.

It also fits the Reese Elite Series and Signature Series fifth wheel hitches. A few dimensions on this, again, the diameter overall is 12 inches. The thickness is right at 3/16 of an inch. That should do it for the review on part number RP83001, the Reese lube plate for Elite Series and Reese fifth wheel trailer hitches. .


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (109 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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The 12" diameter lube plate is perfect for my 5th wheel setup. The plate was add to the 5th wheel connecting pin on my rig by using the open end of a funnel to hold the plate while striking upward with a rubber mallet to push the plate in place. The center of the plate is tight enough to hold the plate in place. 177626



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Works as advertised. Great quality. 617501



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This is the second Trailair hitch I have purchased. Fast shipping and easy to install on our new DRV Fullhouse JX390. Much better than the Mor-Ryde hitch DRV uses. Now no bounce in the truck on rough roads. 765064



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Nice to not have grease all over 747190



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Works very well. You put this between your fifth wheel plate, and trailer hitch for lubrication without grease. I have found if you leave your trailer unhitched for any length of time, the grease on your plate, as well as trailer attracts dirt/dust. This is designed to work 'dry', so dust doesn't collect. In sandy soil, the dirt the grease collects acts as sandpaper, wearing things out quickly. This prevents that. Fits snugly on the kingpin of your trailer. You have to kind of tap it up into place, but once there, it seems to stay, at least so far. This one is sized for RV trailers or a gooseneck trailer with a 5th wheel kingpin installed. For a semi, you would need a bigger one. 739922



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Does exactly what it is suppose to do and will purchase again when the time comes to do so. 722341



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I'm waiting until spring to put this on the trailer because of the cold weather we are having. 722038



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EVERY THING WAS GREAT THANKS FOR YOUR HELP 719934



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Works as it should. No more need to use grease between trailer hitch and trailer. Well satisfied. 650254



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great Product 637320



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Perfect fit exactly what I'm looking for will be ordering more from you guys.THANK YOU 629483



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Awesome customer service and fast delivery. I will use etrailer in the future 617572



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The Reese lube plate is what was listed as suggested for the hitch we bought for our truck. It arrived in great condition...large box was a bit of an overkill but appreciated for protection of the plate itself. Took A LONG TIME to arrive. Not sure if the slow shipping was winter weather related or if that's just SOP for this company. Will order again in the future if needed items are available. 608249



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Works like it should. 603285



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Works grate 595548


Comments
Still working good
Ernie - 01/08/2020

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Must have for pulling 5th wheels 591854



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Amazing shipping. ...fast install. Works great and a lot better then a greased mess!! 590036



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Works great. Eliminates need to grease truck to RV hitch interface, and metal on metal noises mostly gone. Instructions for installing not completely clear--needs to be knocked up hard onto RV hitch--but pretty obvious once you start putting it on. 583891



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a must have if you don't want grease every were 571157



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Very happy with sevice. Great company, no issues at all. 528360



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Great product. Great business.Thank you. 502494



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Perfect fit and works great! 497912


Comments
Lube plate works great. Eliminated the greasy mess that I had before.
Caleb P - 04/18/2019

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Product worked,as advertised. Will buy again. 490679



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Superb 485198



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Works great 481118


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    You're on the right track. The Lube Plate for Elite Series & Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Diameter # RP83001 is exactly what you're looking for and can be used with your Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package # RP30922. This lube plate will prevent scratches on your fifth-wheel's skid plate and ease trailer hookup.
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  • Lube Plate Recommendation for Use with Reese Elite Fifth Wheel Hitch
    For your Reese Elite 26.5k Hitch part # RP30871 the correct lube plate is the part # RP83001 that you referenced which is 10 inch in diameter.
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  • Lube Plate Recommendations for a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    For a B&W Companion hitch I recommend using a 10 inch diameter lube plate. We have the Reese Lube Plate, # RP83002, which is my top choice, and the Curt 10 inch Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Lube Plate, # 16721, both of which will work nicely with your Companion 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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  • 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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  • Should a Lube Plate be Used with a Sidewinder/Reese Revolution Pin Box
    Actually you aren't supposed to use a lube plate with a Sidewinder/Reese Revolution Pin Box. Reese states that you should just grease the top of the hitch and you would be good to go. The # 83003 is only designed to fit the Titan 16 hitches so it would not fit your Reese Elite 18k hitch.
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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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  • Installing and Using a Lube Plate Instead of Grease on a 5th Wheel Trailer 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reese Revolution Pin Box and Wedge has to be Lined Up Perfectly with Reese 16k Slider Hitch
    Like you said, the wedge on the Revolution/Sidewinder pin boxes can cause hitching issues if not lined up just right. Going with a hitch that has a wider funnel might help but it is possible that you will run into the same issue. If you do not need the Revolution pin box in order to be able to make tight turns then you could replace it with a standard pin box or you could stop using the wedge and instead lock out the turret on the Revolution so that it will instead pivot at the hitch...
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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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  • Lube Plate for a 2018 Keystone Cougar and Demco HiJacker 5th Wheel Hitch
    Because the head on your Demco HiJacker # DM8550034 rotates with the pin box a lube plate isn't critical like it is on a standard 5th wheel trailer hitch. So if you wanted you could just use a little grease, # L11390. If you would rather use a lube plate then the hitch instructions state a maximum thickness of 3/16 of an inch (but don't specify a diameter). I recommend going with the Husky plate # HT34914 since it is 3/16 inches thick and the 10 inch diameter is more likely to fit without...
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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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  • Which Lube Plate Fits a 20k Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The Lube Plate for Elite Series and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, Item # RP83001, is designed to work with Reese fifth wheel hitches. I have attached a video review of the lube plate for you.
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  • Recommended Lube for Auto Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch
    The Reese Lube Plate # RP83001 is a great option to use for your auto sliding 5th wheel hitch like the Demco Hijacker # DM8550034. You will simply place the plate on your king pin and then hook up to your trailer.
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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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  • Lube Plate Recommendation for a Pro Series 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch
    There's no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to fifth wheel towing! It's always better to be safe than sorry when towing such heavy trailers. For a Pro Series 16k fifth wheel hitch you would want the 10 inch diameter lube plate part # RP83002. The one you referenced is 12 inches in diameter and would be too big.
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  • Lifespan of 5th Wheel Lube Plate
    I spoke with my contact at Reese regarding the 5th Wheel Lube Plate # RP83001 that you referenced and she said that they don't have a general lifespan of the lube plates because it's really going to depend on how often you are towing, the weight of the trailer, etc. She did say though that even when towing often a lube plate should last a really long time and she has yet to receive any kind of warranty claim on one of them. Making sure to keep the hitch head clear of any debris will...
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  • Should Lube Plate of Fifth Wheel Hitch be Removed From Trailer When Stored
    There's no reason you HAVE to remove the lube plate like the part # RP83001 when you store the trailer but if you wanted to there would be no reason you couldn't.
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  • 18 Wheeler Compatibility with Lube Plate for 5th Wheel Hitches
    The king pin on a 5th wheel trailer is a standard 2 inch pin. Many semi-trailers will use a 2 inch king pin, but some use a 3-1/2 inch. If you have the 2 inch king pin, the Lube Plate for Elite Series and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Diameter # RP83001 will work very well with your 18 wheeler 5th wheel. The only thing I can't speak to is how it will wear with weight because it hasn't been tested beyond 20,000 lbs towing or roughly 5,000 lbs hitch weight.
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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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  • Dimensions of the Reese Lube Plate for Elite Series and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
    The Lube Plate for Elite Series and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP83001 has a total diameter of 12" and it measures 0.192" thick. You can see these dimensions taken in the linked review video.
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  • Can I Use 12" Lube Plate With B&W Companion
    B&W indicated that you can use either 10" or 12" lube plate with the B&W Companion. The 10" is the most common size like part # RP83002 however the skid plate of the B&W hitch is wide enough to accommodate 12" lube plate part # RP83001 so you won't have an issue.
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  • Does Reese M5 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 Need Pivot Assemblies to be Greased
    Thanks for the purchase of the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # RP30918, and the pivot assemblies do not need to be greased before your first trip. What you can do is grease them before the start of each season, and you'll be set. To do so you can use LubriMatic Multi-Purpose Lithium Grease # L11315 with LubriMatic Professional Pistol Grease Gun # L30416 and attach a grease needle to it, which is available at local automotive stores. In regards to if...
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  • Does Specific Trailer Matter When Choosing Lube Plate
    There is a lube plate that will work for you although the specific trailer you have does not come into play when choosing one. So long as the lube plate covers the entirety of the skid plate on your king pin you are good as it will cover the surface. I recommend going with a 12 inch diameter lube plate, either the Curt Lube Plate # C16722 or Reese # RP83001. If you let me know your exact fifth wheel hitch I can make a more specific recommendation for you. I've added links to reviews...
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  • Determining Correct Lube Plate to Use with Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
    A lube plate will be more specific to the fifth-wheel hitch in your truck than to the particular pin box model that is on your new trailer. You will just want to make sure the lube plate you purchase provides enough surface area to cover your Reese model hitch. The king pin that it will actually attach to on the trailer is a standardized size, and shouldn't change between pin box models. If you have a 16,000 pound, 22,000 pound, or 30,000 pound Reese fifth-wheel hitch, the correct lube...
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  • Do Jaws of B&W Fifth Wheel Hitches Need to be Greased
    I took a look at the installation instructions for the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # BWRVK3500-5W. Per the instructions in the Helpful Tips section, they do list the areas of the hitch that need to be lubricated to assure good performance. I have attached a copy of the Helpful Tips section you can check out. You will need to grease the jaws with an automotive grease. Per the instructions the top surface of the coupler and the jaws should be lubricated with automotive...
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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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  • 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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