Can Lube Plate 83003 Be Used with a Revolution/Sidewinder Pin Box on a 5th Wheel Trailer


I have the Reese Titan 16K Fifth Wheel hitch, and have been using conventional messy lube grease, since I cant use a regular circular lube plate with the Reese Revolution/Sidewinder king pin setup. Is the Reese 83003 lube plate okay to use with a revolution/ sidewinder pin box? It looks like it should work just fine, but I wanted to double check. Could you also confirm if these wear out and will need replacing? Thanks

Expert Reply:

With a Revolution/Sidewinder pin box, the trailer pivots at the turret and not at the hitch head. So a lube plate would not be doing anything since the pivot is locked out at the hitch head.

Now if you have the Revolution/Sidewinder locked out at the turret and the trailer pivots at the hitch head then it would actually need lubrication. There have been some fit issues with using traditional lube plates with Sidewinders so using the specific one, # 83003, with your Titan 16K hitch is the way to go.

Like anything the plate will eventually wear out but will last much longer than a traditional lube plate. But I anticipate that it will last you a good long while and perhaps outlive the trailer or even the tow vehicle!

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