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thomas201

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Posted: 09/13/21 05:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also came from the big truck world. The plastic plates are great on our 5ers, no so much on the big trucks. However, grease works great, but as you know it is messy.

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YUP, another Lube Plate User here.

That is just an example of what is available


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Another benefit to my Pullrite Superglide, the king pin is locked so it doesn’t swivel. It’s recommended to lube with wd40 - not nearly as messy as grease. Ive done this for ~7yrs and >50k miles and all is good. I do clean up and check the hitch every year or two.


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I had to get the thinner lube plate so my hitch jaws would lock correctly.

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garyp4951 wrote:

I had to get the thinner lube plate so my hitch jaws would lock correctly.


What hitch?


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garyp4951 wrote:

I had to get the thinner lube plate so my hitch jaws would lock correctly.


Yes. The lube plates come in 2 or 3 different thicknesses, so you need to get one that will work with your hitch. I remember reading a number of years ago, where a guy ended up ditching his hitch because the fit was so tight that NO lube plates would work and he hated having to grease the hitch plate. AFAIK, most mfrs do have a recommendation for which plate to use.

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