Does the Lube Plate # 83003 come with the Reese R16 5th Wheel Hitch

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Is the custom lube plate # 83003 included with the R16 hitch?

Expert Reply:

According to my contact at Reese, the R16 fifth wheel hitch, # RP30866, and the Sliding R16 hitch, # RP30869, do not come with the custom lube plate, # 83003. At one time they were going to include the lube plate with the hitch, however, it is only included with the R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30869 and # RP30870.

If you choose to go with the custom lube plate, # 83003, drilling will be required to install the plate. If you are not comfortable drilling into your hitch, you can use a 10 inch round lube plate, # RP83002, or a 12 inch round lube plate, # RP83001.

Another option you have is to not use a lube plate and use multi-purpose lithium grease, like part # L11316. This route can get a bit messy, but it will do the job.

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