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Posted: 03/07/18 03:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

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I found it made hitching up harder. The square front plate on the fifth wheel hits the hitch and aligns or cams it to the level position so the pin goes in easity. With the rounded front on lube plate this action never happened and I noticed the pin going in to an unlevel hitch. Took it off, problem went away.


May I ask what hitch you are using?


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Posted: 03/08/18 01:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like most others here, I use one as well. I do believe that was the first thing I bought for the 5er. Took the trailer back to the dealer so they could properly secure a recliner and left it on. When I went to pick it up, the service guy told me the jack the place up with the fork lift and handed me a brand new one in the package. Apparently they see the value as well.

Sure beats the heck out of goopy, messy grease. Especially when you have the 5er unhooked. I never have to worry about getting dirty or getting anything in my bed dirty by brushing up against a nasty hitch face.

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Posted: 03/09/18 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have one, but since I tow different campers around the country I don't use it. I just use really thick grease on the saddle.

If I was towing just a single 5er, I'd put one on and leave it.


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