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Proper Lubrication of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch


Just purchased a Q20 w/R20 and the Ram OEM roller adapter, in the manuel it states to use Black Graphite Grease for the fittings, is there another name for it? And is there any lubricant needed on the lower bearing shaft?


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For the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16536, Curt does recommend that black graphite grease be used for the jaw before each individual use and every 1,000 miles thereafter. Black graphite grease can usually be obtained at a local auto parts or hardware store and will probably just be labeled as "graphite grease". If you do not already have a manual grease gun, you can use # L30200.

You can use the grease fitting that is centered in the cast base plate to grease the lower bearing assembly. The fitting is visible while looking down through the jaws in their locked position. Black graphite grease is also recommended for this application.

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