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Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10" Diameter

Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10" Diameter

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Prevent scratches on your fifth-wheel's skid plate and ease trailer hookup by installing this nylon lube plate. Works with Reese 16,000-lb, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-lb fifth-wheel trailer hitches. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP83002 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10" Diameter. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP83002

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Lube Plate
  • Reese

Prevent scratches on your fifth-wheel's skid plate and ease trailer hookup by installing this nylon lube plate. Works with Reese 16,000-lb, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-lb fifth-wheel trailer hitches.


Features:

  • Prevents scratches on skid plate of your 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Lets trailer king pin slide into hitch with ease
    • No need for messy grease
  • Offers extra protection with large surface area
  • Constructed of durable nylon


Specs:

  • Application: Reese 5th-wheel trailer hitches with 16,000-lb, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-lb capacities
  • Thickness: 0.192"
  • Diameter: 10"


83002 Reese Fifth Wheel Lube Plate - 16,000-lb, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-lb Hitches





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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP83002 Review

Today we're going to review part number RP83002. This is the Reese Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches in a 10" diameter. This lube plate will prevent scratches on your skid plate of your 5th wheel trailer hitch and let's your trailer king pin slide into the hitch with ease. There's no need for any messy grease. The lube plate gives you the lubrication you need. It does offer extra protection with the large surface area and it is constructed of very durable nylon material. Just to give you an idea, this is what the king pin would look like that's on your pin box of your trailer. All you need to do is before you connect to your 5th wheel hitch, put your lube plate on there and then that'll slide into your 5th wheel hitch and give you the protection and lubrication that's needed.

Again the application on this is for Reese 5th wheel trailer hitches with 16,000 pound and 22,000 pound capacities. A few dimensions on this. The diameter again is 10" and the thickness on the plate itself is 3/16". That should do it for the review on part number RP83002, the Reese Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches in 10" diameter. .


Customer Reviews

Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10" Diameter - RP83002

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (312 Customer Reviews)

Prevent scratches on your fifth-wheel's skid plate and ease trailer hookup by installing this nylon lube plate. Works with Reese 16,000-lb, 22,000-lb, and 30,000-lb fifth-wheel trailer hitches.

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This Head assembly is very well built, I purchase this so when I get a fifth wheel trailer I will be able to tow with confidence. I purchased the base unit used. So I'm all set to tow whatever trailer I purchase!



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I received my new B&W Companion Hitch Assembly and installed it on my new Truck.
Perfect fit, and very easy to install.
Plenty of clearance for my bed cover, so I can leave my hitch in place, when not in use.
I appreciate the help from you guys in answering all of my questions, very helpful.
I look forward to using my new hitch shortly.
Thanks.



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Pad still working to protect our 5th wheel Reese trailer hitch.



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I recommend using the product instead of messy grease on hitch



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Works very nice on my Curt hitch. It's super nice not to worry about grease.



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I’ve ordered several items from etrailer. I have been completely satisfied with my service and purchases.


Comments
Works great
Dorris - 10/01/2021

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Great product, no greasy mess on hitch, smooth ride!



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HAVE NOT RECIEVED THEM YET.


Comments
I will definitely have our customer service team reach out to you so we can track the package.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/20/2022

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As a transport driver these never wear out but work as expected every time. The reason I wind up replacing them all the time is when delivering a new RV to the dealer I wind up leaving them on the unit. So I always have several on hand



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Very pleased with order. Arrived in a timely manner and was fairly easy to assemble by myself.



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These work great and keep all the grease off your hitch!!!!!


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After a year she is still going strong.
David - 03/06/2022

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THE REESE 5TH WHEEL LUBE PLATE IS A SUPERIOR PRODUCT, AND IT FIT PERFECTLY. THE ORDERING AND SHIPPING OF THE MERCHANDISE WAS PROFESSIONAL AND PLEASANT.

I WILL ORDER FROM ETRAILER AGAIN.


Comments
THE REESE 5TH WHEEL LUBE PLATE IS WORKING JUST FINE. ITS A VERY HEAVY DUTY PLATE, AND IM SURE IT WILL LAST A LONG TIME. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND ETRAILER FOR ALL TRAILER NEEDS.
VERLAN S - 10/24/2014

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Glad I went with this. No greasy mess in the truck bed



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It was a simple order for 5th wheel poly lube plates. It was filled promptly, shipped immediately, received in excellent condition, and at a good price.


Comments
This lube plate has been installed but only briefly used. Ive used larger ones on my big class 8 trailers and they work fine. It does the job and eliminates the need to grease a 5th wheel hitch plate which keeps things much cleaner.
Al - 06/05/2016


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Simple works as advertised.



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I use this with my Reese 5th.Airborne and a B&W Companion hitch. This particular lube plate works very well with my setup. I usually buy two and just replace it at the beginning of the Summer each year, so I buy a couple every other year. It last longer than that for sure, I just change out once a year for my on peace of mind.
Bill



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Quick delivery item is as advertised


Comments
After a year of service the lube plate is in great shape. I will never tow without one again no messy grease to deal with.
Steven R - 09/08/2021

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Whats not to like? Get one of these, or coat your hitch plate with grease. The choice is yours.



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Worked as expected


Comments
No issues after 1 yr of use.
Christian S - 01/07/2022

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It's a standard lube plate. Not much else to say about it. It arrived quickly and undamaged as expected.



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This hitch has a feature or two we didn't even expect. It was an easy install and is performing great. Plenty of maneuverability and rock stable. etrailer's service was incredible and stayed on top of the delivery until we got it. We thought they went the second mile to make sure we got our hitch.



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Not installed yet



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Great product to use with my new hitch



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Great service. Just what I needed to maintain my fifth wheel hitch.


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  • How to Install a Fifth Wheel Lube Plate on a 5th Wheel Hitch
    Installation of the Reese Fifth Wheel Lube Plate # 83002, is accoplished by just pushing the disc onto the trailer king pin. The serrations in the disc allow it to flex and form a friction fit against the pin box around the base of the king pin.
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    When the hitch is properly installed the king pin will be approximately 2 inches forward of the axle center. In order to find the right location for you to mount your 5th wheel hitch, you will need to have the rear of the base rail 28-7/16 inches from the rear edge of your truck bed. I would recommend measuring the left and right side of the base rail to make sure it is as square as possible in your truck bed. You will also want to make sure your base rail is centered left to right also...
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    Normally the lube plate size needed is based on the fifth wheel hitch used and not the trailer. For example the Reese part # RP83002 is a 10 inch diameter plate that is designed for 16 and 22k fifth wheel hitches. You might just measure what you currently have and go from there.
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  • Is It Still Needed to Grease Hitch and Pin Box When Using a Lube Plate
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    The 10" lube plates that we carry are all made from nylon, which is going to just as good a job as the graphite lube plates (which we do not carry). B&W does recommend using a 10" lube plate, so one like the Reese 10" Lube Plate # RP83002 will work for you.
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  • Type of Grease to Use, What to Lubricate, and How Often on a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    According to the instruction from Reese that I have linked for you: Before each trip, lubricate skid plate surface of the hitch with automotive type chassis grease or use a plastic lube plate to provide a lubricated surface. Use engine oil to lubricate pivot points of moving parts within the hitch. Plastic lube plates # RP83002 can be used to avoid messy grease. The plastic lube plate must not exceed 3/16 of an inch in thickness to ensure hitch will operate properly. Lube plates must be...
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  • Metal to Metal Noise While Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer Coming from the Jaws of the 5th Wheel Hitch
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  • Installing and Using a Lube Plate Instead of Grease on a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    Using a lube plate is very simple. Simply slide it over the king pin on the trailer before hitching up. The lube plate prevents metal to metal contact of the king pin on the head unit of the fifth wheel hitch making hitching up easier. No grease is required if you are using a lube plate. The 12 inch diameter plate is intended for use with 20K hitches or Reese Elite or Signature Series Fifth Wheel hitches. If your hitch is not an Elite or Signature Series and has a capacity less than 20K,...
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    According to the instruction from Reese that I have linked for you: Before each trip, lubricate skid plate surface of the hitch with automotive type chassis grease or use a plastic lube plate to provide a lubricated surface. Use engine oil to lubricate pivot points of moving parts within the hitch. Plastic lube plates # RP83002 can be used to avoid messy grease. The plastic lube plate must not exceed 3/16 of an inch in thickness to ensure hitch will operate properly. Lube plates must be...
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    There's no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to fifth wheel towing! It's always better to be safe than sorry when towing such heavy trailers. For a Pro Series 16k fifth wheel hitch you would want the 10 inch diameter lube plate part # RP83002. The one you referenced is 12 inches in diameter and would be too big.
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