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Old 07-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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5th wheel lube plates?

My old 5th wheel had a plastic plate of some sort basically riveted on to the trailer hitch but my new Eagle Ht has nothing so it's just metal an metal. What do most of you guys do just spay on some type of lube (graphite) or get one of these lube plates that looks as though you just push them on. http://dev.reese-hitches.com/categor...Lube_Plates,91
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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For me, the push on that you described has worked great on my hitch. I replace mine every couple of years and have had no issues with them at all.
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Our 2004 Designer 5er had the same riveted plastic plate when we bought it secondhand, and some of the rivets were missing. I replaced it with a 10" white plastic plate that you do indeed just push on. The old one was square, like the pin box, but the new one was round. It seems to work just fine - no problems so far. Sure beats the grease you would otherwise have to put on, which looks just like a semi-tractor grease plate - ugly. These are available at most any camper supply, not all that expensive (I think around $12 or so), and you will be happy with one. Enjoy your new Eagle !
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, i'll pick one up at an RV dealer when i head out this coming week for our first trip with the new trailer. Till then i'll just rub on a little soap or wax.
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I bought the 10" white plastic plate online from Etrailer for $11 and was delivered to my door in less than a week. Seems to work perfectly fine.
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