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Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10" 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 16,000-lb and 22,000-lb fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP83002 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10" Diameter. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.



Reese Accessories and Parts - RP83002

Prevent scratches on your fifth-wheel's skid plate and ease trailer hookup by installing this nylon lube plate. Works with Reese 16,000-lb and 22,000-lb 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 16,000-lb and 22,000-lb capacities
  • Thickness: 0.192"
  • Diameter: 10"


83002 Reese Fifth Wheel Lube Plate - 16,000-lb and 22,000-lb Hitches







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Video Transcript for Reese Accessories and Parts RP83002 Review

Today we're going to review part number RP83002. This is the Reese Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches in a 10" diameter. This lube plate will prevent scratches on your skid plate of your 5th wheel trailer hitch and let's your trailer king pin slide into the hitch with ease. There's no need for any messy grease. The lube plate gives you the lubrication you need. It does offer extra protection with the large surface area and it is constructed of very durable nylon material. Just to give you an idea, this is what the king pin would look like that's on your pin box of your trailer. All you need to do is before you connect to your 5th wheel hitch, put your lube plate on there and then that'll slide into your 5th wheel hitch and give you the protection and lubrication that's needed.

Again the application on this is for Reese 5th wheel trailer hitches with 16,000 pound and 22,000 pound capacities. A few dimensions on this. The diameter again is 10" and the thickness on the plate itself is 3/16". That should do it for the review on part number RP83002, the Reese Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches in 10" diameter. .


Customer Reviews

Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10" Diameter - RP83002

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (98 Customer Reviews)

Prevent scratches on your fifth-wheel's skid plate and ease trailer hookup by installing this nylon lube plate. Works with Reese 16,000-lb and 22,000-lb fifth-wheel trailer hitches.

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by: A06/06/2015


It was a simple order for 5th wheel poly lube plates. It was filled promptly, shipped immediately, received in excellent condition, and at a good price. 201156


Comments

This lube plate has been installed but only briefly used. Ive used larger ones on my big class 8 trailers and they work fine. It does the job and eliminates the need to grease a 5th wheel hitch plate which keeps things much cleaner.

Al - 06/05/2016

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by: VERLAN S10/24/2013


THE REESE 5TH WHEEL LUBE PLATE IS A SUPERIOR PRODUCT, AND IT FIT PERFECTLY. THE ORDERING AND SHIPPING OF THE MERCHANDISE WAS PROFESSIONAL AND PLEASANT. I WILL ORDER FROM ETRAILER AGAIN. 104974


Comments

THE REESE 5TH WHEEL LUBE PLATE IS WORKING JUST FINE. ITS A VERY HEAVY DUTY PLATE, AND IM SURE IT WILL LAST A LONG TIME. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND ETRAILER FOR ALL TRAILER NEEDS.

VERLAN S - 10/24/2014

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by: Jim07/09/2015


This is an excellent product, for keeping the plate on a 5th wheel hitch lubricated, it lasts a long time, If you are a 1st time 5th wheel owner you need to get one of these, it just pushes up over the king pin and stays there, it will not effect loading and unloading your 5th wheel. 210547


Comments

GREAT

Jim K - 07/08/2016

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by: Joe W05/10/2017


Big thanks to the etrailer team for professionalism, friendly, courtesy and responsive customer service. They were with me from the time I placed my order till delivery. I ordered a B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch which was delivered in 2 days. The shipping box was torn open during shipping which resulted in the paint on the base being rubbed to bare metal. Rose and Cathy were very supportive in making it right. Another base was shipped and double boxed the second time. They took great care of me and I appreciate that. I will definitely order from etrailer again and highly recommend them. Great prices to boot. Thanks again to the etrailer team. I will provide product feedback once installed. 378839



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by: Henry T01/09/2014


Love to use these lube plates! Sure beats getting grease on everything! 112338


Comments

Excellent, works like a charm and all I grease is the pin.

Henry T - 01/09/2015

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by: Gary07/16/2013


Item arrived quickly and took about 30 seconds to install!!!! Great service and products. 89754


Comments

Great!!!!!!

Gary - 07/16/2014

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by: Rick M07/01/2015


Same as you get at camping world but 40% cheaper. 208637


Comments

Great after a year still doing its job.

Rick M - 06/30/2016

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by: Dale09/13/2015


Item as Described, Fast shipping Thank You 225259


Comments

Works as expected

Dale - 09/12/2016

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by: John R.01/28/2015


Your the best !!!!!!! 171603


Comments

Works great

John R - 01/28/2016

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by: Bill B.10/22/2015


Product is great. Eliminates the need for messy grease application to king pin and hitch head. While this is an item that may be available elsewhere, I would highly recommend etrailer.com for this, and any other RV accessory needs. Website is great, selection is great, prices are competitive, and service is THE BEST. (My orders have always shipped within 1 business day, and arrive in great shape.) I appreciate doing business with these folks! 230498



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by: Bill S.07/15/2017


I use this with my Reese 5th.Airborne and a B&W Companion hitch. This particular lube plate works very well with my setup. I usually buy two and just replace it at the beginning of the Summer each year, so I buy a couple every other year. It last longer than that for sure, I just change out once a year for my on peace of mind. Bill 406288



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by: MLP02/12/2017


Prevents the need for lots if grease on the hitch plate. Remember you still need to keep the pin greased and clean. The first one lasted me three years. I broke it when I was hitching on an extremely uneven ground, otherwise the original would still been on my fifth wheel. 341120



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by: Bill12/19/2014


Great service. Just what I needed to maintain my fifth wheel hitch. 166325



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by: Frank T.05/16/2012


I have purchased items from etrailer in the past and was very happy with their products and service which is why I again ordered from them. This order was received when they said it would be and the items were again of good quality and at a very reasonable price. 40666



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by: marion P.02/07/2013


Although this was only a small order the product arrived ahead of time and the item was just what I ordered. I appreciate the follow ups and will certainly use etrailer.com for future purchases! Thanks for the good service! Marion P. . 65341



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by: Ron H.09/16/2013


Thanks for the quick service! The items came within three days and were exactly what we needed to get our camper ready for our trip. We especially appreciated the follow up emails and personal service. Thanks again, Ron 100073



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by: John M.08/18/2017


Excellent pricing and service. My order shipment was upgraded from standard to 3 to 5 Day Express Shipping at no additional cost. Their attention to customer service will keep me coming back for future purchases. 424462



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by: Gary05/30/2016


I have ordered several items from etrailer.All have been great products. Most were priced as good or better then other on-line retailers. Delivery was always extremely fast. Will be ordering again I'm sure. 253744



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by: Vickie W07/21/2015


I ordered 2 Lube Plates. They arrived on the proposed delivery date in perfect condition. These are great for using on my 5th wheel hitch assembly instead of grease. Thanks for the prompt service. 213403



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by: Billy W06/07/2016


The product I purchased has worked very well in the application I use it. It is a 5th wheel Lube ring I use it on my 32 ft toy hauler camper. No more squeaking or screeching when turning corners. 258777



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by: Larry Silva12/27/2010


Teflon lube plate This is the second one I have bought. The last was on my previous fifth wheel which has been over 14 years. I probably should have changed it sooner but it still worked. 4677



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by: David G.04/27/2017


Ordering was very simple. Very pleased with the entire process. I have not used the product yet, but I feel like it will benefit my need. Thanks again etrailer. 373409



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by: Russ W.06/27/2015


Easy no-hassle ordering and fast shipping on reasonably low priced Lube Plate for 5th wheel hitch which will take the mess away of needing to grease the hitch. 207736



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by: Richard F.01/20/2015


Again I write in redundancy, I buy my Trailer parts from etrailer, pretty much exclusively, because of quality parts, the correct parts, and a decent price. 170530



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by: chad07/17/2016


Great product and great company to work with. Shipped half my order and will ship the rest of my order when it comes in with no add. shipping cost 272835



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by: Kent Upton12/26/2010


Excellent service Delivered very fast. The product was as I ordered and was advertised. Highly recommend etrailer.com for you trailering needs. 4615



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by: flrp04/16/2012


Excellent service. Product arrived within a couple of days after ordering and the product was exactly as described. Excellent price also. 37366



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by: Rich R05/26/2017


Just as I expected. Great durable product. etrailer has the best service I have ever experienced! Thanks for the great service etrailer! 385381



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by: David J02/07/2015


Good product. WOW, best internet ordering service I have ever experienced. Ordered one morning, 2 days later it was on my doorstep. 172790



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by: Kriss M07/17/2013


Replacing the one I've had on my 5th wheel since 2005. I'd say it's worth the money, and the hitch plate still looks new. 90011



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by: randy k.03/20/2017


Taken many trips and have never had any problems with this product , will purchase more in the furture , great price too. 356330



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by: Bryan D.09/02/2017


Very good product no messy grease to deal with and it performs as described. Very satisfied with the product and price. 428081



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by: Brian04/01/2017


No need for grease on slide plate anymore just lube Springs and mechanism, no more oops grease spots in truck. 361514



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by: Jim D.08/04/2016


Arrived quickly and in good condition. I have not mounted it yet, so I can not attest to its function yet. 279615


Comments

I have utilized the pad a half dozen times since its purchase and it has worked wonderfully.

Jim D - 08/04/2017

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by: Dan S07/22/2016


I received the 5th wheel slider disc in good shape, and I am satisfied with the quality of your product 274873



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by: C Martin03/11/2015


Never used this product before I ordered it with my Pro Series hitch. Should not be as messy as grease. 177980



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by: Steve Dudles09/01/2016


Great item.. Bought 2, just in case I need a spare on the road.. Thank you..Fast and easy purchase.. 290114



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by: GThompson08/11/2016


Bought this after reading the manual for our hitch. Easy to install and better than using grease. 282475


Comments

Spent 7 months on the road without any issues.

GRACE V - 08/11/2017

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by: Mark06/27/2016


it looks so thick! it will allow me to drive my 5th wheel and have less to worry about, Thanks! 265759



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by: Jon R07/23/2016


Easy install No mess No grease Simple as taking it out of package and placing on trailer. 275364



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by: James H.03/09/2014


Fast service and I received the lube plate within a few days. Thanks for excellent service. 119967



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by: J.m07/07/2017


These folks are very nice and ship when they say. Had my product when they said i would. 402658



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by: Andrew A05/14/2012


A nice fit, noiseless, and mess free hookups. At a full 3/16 thick it should last forever! 40463



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by: fith wheel disc03/07/2015


This is just what I wanted. Now waiting for snow to melt and spring to come to use it. 177388



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by: Jerry08/26/2014


Good product! Fits pin snugly, no worries about it falling off when not hooked up! 148543



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by: Ben S.02/11/2016


Looks good fits hitch but really how excited can you be about a piece of plastic. 237562



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by: Rickie Horn01/26/2017


I received exactly what I ordered and received it within 3 days of ordering it. 335822



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by: Chuck05/14/2017


This unit shows virtually no wear and keeps the hitch components much cleaner! 380186



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by: jafluc02/05/2015


Best Value for this product on the internet. Well packed, delivered promptly. 172433



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by: Walter03/05/2013


This was a replacement. First one lasted for many years and worked grea. 68881


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  • B & W recommends you lubricate the top surface of the coupler with an automotive type chassis grease like # L10337 or use a nylon lube plate like # RP83002 to provide a lubricated surface. They also recommend you grease the jaws with an automotive type chassis grease and grease the saddle through the grease zerk about every six months with multi-purpose grease like # L11316. This will allow the coupler to pivot freely. See the diagram I have included showing the location of the grease...
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  • 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 to Install a Fifth Wheel Lube Plate on a 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Installation of the Reese Fifth Wheel Lube Plate # 83002, is accoplished by just pushing the disc onto the trailer king pin. The serrations in the disc allow it to flex and form a friction fit against the pin box around the base of the king pin.
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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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  • Lube Plate Size for 15,000 LB 5th Wheel Hitch
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  • Will Reese Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Work With Reese 16K Hitch On 2015 GMC Sierra 2500
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  • How Long Does a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Lube Plate Last
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese regarding the lube plate # RP83002 and its lifespan. He said that there is no set duration it is good for. This is because it all depends on the weight of the trailer, how much you tow the trailer, and the terrain you will be towing the trailer on. A heavier trailer towed frequently on dusty back roads would cause the plate to wear out faster than a light trailer towed infrequently on pavement. You will want to look at the plate before hooking up and...
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  • What Size Lube Plate for B and W Patriot 16K 5th Wheel Hitch
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  • Lube Plate Recommendation for a B and W Companion Hitch
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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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  • According to the instruction from Reese that I have linked for you: Before each trip, lubricate skid plate surface of the hitch with automotive type chassis grease or use a plastic lube plate to provide a lubricated surface. Use engine oil to lubricate pivot points of moving parts within the hitch. Plastic lube plates # RP83002 can be used to avoid messy grease. The plastic lube plate must not exceed 3/16 of an inch in thickness to ensure hitch will operate properly. Lube plates must...
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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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  • Lubrication of Fifth Wheel Hitch and Slider
  • Some of the lubrication guidelines are mentioned in the owner's manual, which I've linked for you. Regularly lubricate all the pivot points where the hitch head moves fore/aft and side to side. Lubricate the pivot points for the hitch jaws and the linage for the operating handle. The slider should be lubricated as well, as shown in the instructions that I've also linked for you. The skid plate should also be lubricated with grease, unless you use a nylon lube plate like part # RP83002.
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  • Lube Plate Recommendation for Use with Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch PS30857
  • The recommended lube plate to use with the Pro Series fifth wheel hitch part # PS30857 that you referenced is the part # RP83002 which is 10 inches in diameter.
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  • Lubrication of Reese 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch to Maintain Function
  • According to the owners manual, the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # RP30051 requires that you lubricate skid plate surface of the hitch with automotive type chassis grease ( like # L11315 ) or use a plastic lube plate ( like # RP83002 ) to provide a lubricated surface. Use engine oil to lubricate pivot points of moving parts within the hitch. The integrated leaf spring also must be greased using white lithium grease or equivalent. For best...
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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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  • Metal to Metal Noise While Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer Coming from the Jaws of the 5th Wheel Hitch
  • If this noise occurs during starts and stops or any time there may be back and forth movement of the trailer then it is normal to get some metal to metal contact as the trailer king pin bumps around in the jaws of the hitch. The double jaw design of the Reese 5th wheel hitch, # RP30051, is secure but it is not so tight that it will eliminate all movement. You also want to make sure the trailer is not high hitched. This means that the king pin is not fully seated in the hitch. When hooking...
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  • Is a Lube Plate Recommended for Use with a B and W Companion 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. B and W recommends the use of a lube plate so we also recommend it.
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  • Using Lube Plate With Wallace Forge # 2085205 Gooseneck to Fifth Wheel Adapter
  • The Wallace Forge Gooseneck to Ffith Wheel Hitch Adapter, part # 2085205 can be used with either grease or with a lube plate, The manufacturer makes no specific recommendation. Lube plates like # RP83002 work great, without the mess of all the grease. No drilling is needed. The 4 inch OD adapter is retained into the existing coupler on the Gooseneck trailer by the existing set bolts (see photo). If you'd care to watch a product description video, click the provided video link.
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  • Jaws on Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Will Not Close Around the Trailer King Pin
  • The jaws on a new 5th wheel hitch can be pretty stiff to the point where you would have to physically close the handle and jaws yourself. If the jaw opens and closes like it should without a trailer present then this is likely the issue and it will get better. If you are using a lube plate with the trailer/hitch then that might be causing the king pin to not seat down far enough. You could use grease instead of the lube plate or use approved lube plate # RP83002. It may also be binding...
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  • Is It Still Needed to Grease Hitch and Pin Box When Using a Lube Plate
  • When using a lube plate like # RP83002, you can still grease the king pin to help with movement inside of the hitch. Using a lube plate eliminates the need to grease the skid plate on the hitch and the underside of the pin box. When greasing the hitch face and king pin face, it can get quite messy. The lube plate eliminates the need to grease both of these components and helps keep them cleaner. I have attached a review video of the #RP83002 lube plate for you.
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