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

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

Item # RP83002
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP83002 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices 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
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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.


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

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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. .

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (522 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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Replaced our first hitch plate when it self destructed while hitching. No problems with this plate, looks good after a year of use.



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really like how well built the hitch is. It's heavy to lift but manageable. Head can be easily separated from frame by removing both quick pins to lift out of truck in 2 pieces. I plan on installing an electric hoist from Harbor freight in my garage to lift hitch in and out of truck in one piece. Definitely would recommend this hitch to anyone.



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I have had no issues with this lube pla te.

John

7/31/2023

It is now 72023 and the lube plate is starting to leave a little residue on the hitch so I have ordered a replacement. We have traveled about 10,000 miles at this point and started in 92021.



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no grease mess and fit snugly on the king pin



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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!

Larry

4/9/2023

Awsome product, Im going purchase another one to have one on standby.



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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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Thank Brittney I love this product an will tell all my friends an family



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Quality product and fit was perfect. 1st one lasted 10 years.



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Excellent product!



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Plate works well



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Fit as described. Performs as expected. Etrailer service is excellent as always and the item arrived within two days of placing the order. Overall a great interaction.



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Works great!



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I purchased a Reese 10” Lube Plate to provide a slick surface for the pin box to rest on the skid plate of my B&W Companion OEM 5th wheel hitch. It has worked very well. I only lubricate the jaws of the hitch prior to hooking up each day I’ll be pulling. It looks as though I will get many years of use from this Lube Plate.

I really like the detailed Information and pictures that etrailer provides for their products. I have found this to be very valuable when deciding to purchase a product.



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It worked for the most part but did seem to get bent while sliding the hitch apart within the first couple uses.



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

Jim

1/23/2023

I’ve pulled close to 10,000 miles and it is still like new. Never have to worry about grease.



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I was amazed that I could enter my 5th wheel information at etrailer and find the exact match for an LED light that had stopped working!



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Worked great.



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The picture shows the plate is not perpendicular to the holes, I thought this could have been the perspective, nope the plate of the unit I received is not perpendicular. Not a big deal, the bigger problem was I couldn't use it. I have a 2000 F250 and a BigTex 14' dump trailer, the combination of the truck, trailer and 5th wheel hitch didn't work, the angle put too much weight on the rear tires. I couldn't get the hitch low enough. I had painted the adapter so returning it wasn't an option. Other than the orientation of the plate the adapter is well made. I won't hesitate to use it in the future if my vehicles change to where it will work.



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This product is the best bang for your buck, eliminates having to grease your fifth wheel, is extremely durable.



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Will work well with new B&W Companion H itch.



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



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Received order promptly and had a follow up to check on order .
Thanks so much.



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Great and fast service as always. Thank s.



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Love this setup. Easy in, easy out. Would definitely recommend it.



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Great lube plates, nice thickness and strong, been using them for years.


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