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Old 01-02-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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Grease on King Pin?

I used to grease my king pin on my other 5'er. When we took delivery of our new 5'er the tech that showed us around said he used a spray on dry lube. Anyone else do this and what are some thoughts. Should grease be used?
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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Dry lube on the king pin and a teflon slide plate. Grease attracts dirt.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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I agree with rray that a good teflon slide plate and some dry lube is the best way to go. Have been pulling my 5er for 3 years and have purchased only 2 teflon plates so far and have had zero problems....it's worked good for me.....and yes it is much cleaner.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:27 AM   #4
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I use the lube plate. Was just wondering about grease or dry lube on the king pin? Thanks for replies thus far.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:27 PM   #5
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I agree dry lube.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
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The first year I had my 5er I didn't use anything but the teflon plate and I fought hooking up and unhooking. After I finally greased it, it was easy. I wasn't aware of the dry lube, but that will be the next change I make. The grease is very messy year round if you don't remove the hitch. Thanks again for the info.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #7
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I use slip plate (graphite spray) on my hitch and pin box (I have a Sidewinder), dry lube the pin, and jaw. Any good teflon dry wax will work, the stuff dries like baby powder, less mess.
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I used a plastic disc on our old trailer. Used it for four years and it still looked like new.
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