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Sagebrush

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I use an old white plastic lube plate that stays on the trailer/kingpin, I also lightly use a lithium based grease on the hitch plate for rust prevention. Any wheel bearing grease can be used though, put the grease on the king pin and it will lube the hitch jaws too.

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Dealer suggested the Teflon disc. Used one from the very beginning. Also, lubricated the fifth-wheel hitch with white grease maybe once a year.

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Retired JSO wrote:

We use a disc along with white grease on the pin itself.



same for us. chevman


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Lately, every time I go out to storage miny disc has fallen off the pin. I go to push it back on and there is resistance so it does fit tight. Next time I am out there thinking of putting it in the truck box...


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ramyankee wrote:

Lately, every time I go out to storage miny disc has fallen off the pin. I go to push it back on and there is resistance so it does fit tight. Next time I am out there thinking of putting it in the truck box...


Lay it on concrete and hit all around the the edge of the center hole with a hammer. This will shrink the diameter of the hole and make a tighter fit.


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larry barnhart wrote:

Retired JSO wrote:

We use a disc along with white grease on the pin itself.



same for us. chevman


And for us for many years.


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Be aware that there =are= differing thicknesses of the disks and a few hitches simply don't have the clearance for even the thin disk to fit and allow the hitch to latch properly. At least from my reading various RV fora over the past 15 years.

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laknox wrote:

Be aware that there =are= differing thicknesses of the disks and a few hitches simply don't have the clearance for even the thin disk to fit and allow the hitch to latch properly. At least from my reading various RV fora over the past 15 years.

Lyle


The B&W is best to use a 1/8" disk than the 1/4".

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Will the 1/4" work? I bought one and thought it was a bit thick, but don't have a trailer to check. I may exchange it for the thinner one. I was thinking the last one I had was thinner than the 1/4" one.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Will the 1/4" work? I bought one and thought it was a bit thick, but don't have a trailer to check. I may exchange it for the thinner one. I was thinking the last one I had was thinner than the 1/4" one.


I used one and it worked but you will like the 1/8” much better.

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