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Old 02-18-2011, 06:04 AM   #1
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Does anyone use the lube plates on their 5th wheel hitches?

I have a reese elite hitch and a cf335ss on order and wondering if i need one. I have read that some folks use 1 or even 2 of them to also take up slack in the hitch.

Or do i just need to lube the bare plates? Thanks
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:07 AM   #2
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I use it. Also used one when we were pulling the HH. If nothing else, you get to eliminate the grease on your plates. It works good, and it's just that much less mess to get into.

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Old 02-18-2011, 06:08 AM   #3
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We had one on our old Cruiser from the time we bought it until we sold it. We don't use one now with the Sidewinder hitch because it does not swivel at the hitch. If it can be used with your hitch have Topper throw one on when you pick the new trailer up.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:41 AM   #4
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We have one, it works great...
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I used one for a number of years. But is seems like the newer ones are made of softer plastic and don't last as long. I had some of the inner tabs on one get jambed between the king pin and hitch head and had a difficult time getting everything unjambed. Haven't used one in several years. Do what you think is best.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:48 AM   #6
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I have my original one, now on it's 3rd camper. Bought new in 2001.



Much cleaner than grease. Also, I would not suggest using 2 as some folks have trouble with "high hitching" and this would only make it worse.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:55 AM   #7
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have use one on both our fifth wheels. No mess. Would never use grease, to messy.
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We use the teflon lube plate also and have a extra on below. I have seen some that grease the hitch but what a mess.

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The salesman at Topper's gave us one when we bought our CF335. No grease, really appreciate that when you have to remove the hitch to load something big in the truck bed !!
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