Lubricating a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Revolution Pin Box

Question:

I have a Reese 16K 5th wheel hitch and a reese revolution pin box. What do you recommend for grease and how often. I want to keep it in top shape. If there is a mess free grease let me know thanks. Any advice you can give would be appreciated. 2016 Flagstaff 8528IKWS Thanks

Expert Reply:

If you are using Reese 16K hitch # RP30047 or 30866 then follow these instructions for lubricating the hitch:

Lubricate the skid plate surface of the hitch with automotive type chassis grease, 5th wheel trailer grease # L10337, or use a plastic lube plate to provide a lubricated surface. On # RP30047 use engine oil to lubricate pivot points of moving parts within the hitch.

For hitch # RP30047 or 30866, plastic lube plate # RP83002 can be used to avoid messy grease. The plastic lube plate must not exceed 3/16 of an inch in thickness to ensure the hitch will operate properly. Lube plates must be 10 inches in diameter or larger to properly distribute king pin weight.

For the Revolution pin box you should frequently lubricate the wedge surfaces, back side of the king pin, and the skid plate surface again with grease such as # L10337.

For the Revolution arm you can apply lithium grease, # L11350, to the bearing surfaces. I have included a picture that points out where to apply the grease.

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