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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 800-298-1624 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





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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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (157 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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Installed easy, no grease, no mess, no fuss. No binding going down the road and not a mark on the 5th wheel plate after a 200 mile tow.


Comments
Works great and no messy grease getting everywhere.
Joseph D - 06/28/2021


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This fit our 2016 F250 perfectly. One suggestion for those installing it themselves would be to leave the rail bolts a little loose and install the 5th wheel. This will allow you to adjust out some of the fore and aft play out of the 5th wheel before tightening everything down.



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I love this lube plate, bought the 1st one I’m so impressed with it I purchased a 2nd one just to have on hand. Etrailer is always on time shipping my orders,taking care and doing follow up checks to see if everything went well.


Comments
My lube plate works great,don’t see myself being without one, so much neater and cleaner without grease being smeared all over and getting all over everything !!
Danny - 05/02/2021


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Was very easy to install. Looks great. Instructions were simple to follow.


Comments
No Problems, stays with camper every time
Greg - 03/29/2021


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Fit perfect shipped fast



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This hitch is amazing! Easy hook up smooth ride. Would definitely recommend



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Not sure what changed that it took 5 days to pack and ship with everything in stock. All my other orders were less than 48 hours to ship. when finally shipped everything came through fine.



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It's exactly as advertised. The order was processed immediately and actually arrived a day early. Thanks etrailer staff you have a customer for life.



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Does the job - nice to not have to spread grease everywhere!


Comments
Still in great shape after a year. Im careful to clean off any road or splashing grit before hooking up so you dont grind little stonesgrit in.
Rob R - 04/08/2021


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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.



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The lube plate works as advertised. I have only used it once so I am only giving it a 4 star rating at this time. I'm not sure at this time how long it will wear. Everything is nice and neat with no greasy mess anywhere. Good price.


Comments
Update: I have since bought a new 5th wheel RV and the first thing I did was transfer the lube plate over to the new RV on the dealers lot. Still fit perfectly and looks as good as the day I originally installed it. I will not give it a 5 STAR Rating. *****
RWD - 12/23/2017



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Has to be removed when using stabilizing tripod.After only a few uses will not stay on king pin. Affects connecting RV to hitch..



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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.



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Great purchase.



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Came in just as ordered very quick one day ahead of the hitch. I really like the larger diameter for better coverage between the camper hitch and the Reese hitch.



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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.



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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.



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Everything is top notch from etrailer. Thank you would buy again!!!



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Easy to install and stays in place without worry of it coming off while unhooked. So much cleaner than using grease. Great and inexpensive upgrade to any fifth wheel camper.



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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.



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Howdy Steve, yip it's workin on a year from when I came to your shops and got several products from etrailer. Everything, the Firestone air bags, HD air compressor system, Reese fifth wheel deck and Rock Tamer flaps. Your shop installed all this for me, a very clean good job, thanks. Thanks a lot for being great to work with. Thanks etrailer!! Bean from Alaska.



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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.



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Great customer service could not find what I wanted on line , called to place order got immediate answer from the representative with the product knowledge to help. Placed the order on Monday afternoon received the next morning.



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


Comments
excellent, grease is not all over the fifthwheel.
Jim B - 11/04/2020


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It looked as if pin box too high on hitch plate,when hooked up.Removed plate went with grease instead.


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