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I am new to 5th Wheel. How many of you use a Lube Plate on the 5er? I got one and it appears to add too much space (height) for my hitch to lock the kingpin in place without some effort on my part.

Are they necessary?

If not a lube plate what do you do?


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We have used a lube plate, the only problem we have had is that while loading up the 5'er being a bit low and bending the plate or folding it up. Hubby just decided to go with using Lithium Grease and just watch where he is walking, or what he is putting in the truck. Good Luck and Happy Camping !!!


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The only other option is to gob grease on the 5th wheel which is really messy.


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Most lube plates are 1/4" thick. They do make 1/8" thick plates if needed. In my mind they are a lot better than dealing with grease, certainly cleaner.

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I use a Hensley 1/8" plate. The 1/4" makes it harder to see what the weight is off the hitch for un hitching my B&W.


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Me, too!

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Anyone thats in the know uses one.

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