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

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, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-lb fifth-wheel trailer hitches. 1-800-496-5010 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.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP83002

  • 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 16,000-lb, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-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, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-lb capacities
  • Thickness: 0.192"
  • Diameter: 10"


83002 Reese Fifth Wheel Lube Plate - 16,000-lb, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-lb Hitches





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

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




Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel 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   (369 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, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-lb fifth-wheel trailer hitches.

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I received my new B&W Companion Hitch Assembly and installed it on my new Truck.
Perfect fit, and very easy to install.
Plenty of clearance for my bed cover, so I can leave my hitch in place, when not in use.
I appreciate the help from you guys in answering all of my questions, very helpful.
I look forward to using my new hitch shortly.
Thanks.




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This Head assembly is very well built, I purchase this so when I get a fifth wheel trailer I will be able to tow with confidence. I purchased the base unit used. So I'm all set to tow whatever trailer I purchase!




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I have had no issues with this lube pla te.




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Does exactly what it should
Lubricant
and noise reducing




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Pad still working to protect our 5th wheel Reese trailer hitch.




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Fit just fine. Prompt delivery, as usua l.


Comments
Great. No issues. The hitch looks new. There’s no heavy grease messing up anything. Car wash is no problem.it’s everything it claims to be.
Dean - 07/22/2022


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works well, no mess grease to play with.




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Would recommend




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Very pleased with order. Arrived in a timely manner and was fairly easy to assemble by myself.




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Great. Item was packaged well




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I’ve ordered several items from etrailer. I have been completely satisfied with my service and purchases.


Comments
Works great
Dorris - 10/01/2021


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Does what it's intended to do, what else could I ask of it.




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I recommend using the product instead of messy grease on hitch




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Works very nice on my Curt hitch. It's super nice not to worry about grease.




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Works well. Am happy with it.




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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




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As a transport driver these never wear out but work as expected every time. The reason I wind up replacing them all the time is when delivering a new RV to the dealer I wind up leaving them on the unit. So I always have several on hand




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Great product, no greasy mess on hitch, smooth ride!




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Works as expected, this was just for a spare




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Works fine.




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HAVE NOT RECIEVED THEM YET.


Comments
I will definitely have our customer service team reach out to you so we can track the package.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/20/2022


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deliver on the dot. I would order again




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These work great and keep all the grease off your hitch!!!!!


Comments
After a year she is still going strong.
David - 03/06/2022


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Glad I went with this. No greasy mess in the truck bed



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