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Old 02-28-2014, 08:32 AM   #1
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5th wheel hitch lube

I have a curt 5th wheel hitch, what is the best lube to keep it healthy? Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:13 AM   #2
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I use a dry lube-works well and does not attract dirt.
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:16 AM   #3
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Where? I would use a Teflon pad on the plate, and dry lube on the moving parts under the head.
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:19 AM   #4
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I have a non-metallic lube plate on the kingpin to hitch joint and I use high pressure wheel bearing grease around the kingpin contact area on the locking hitch jaws. I will than use a dry spray style lubricant on the springs and hitch rails. When the hitch is not in use it is either removed from the truck or under a bed tonneau cover.

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Old 02-28-2014, 11:03 AM   #5
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I too use a Teflon plate on the pen box and use grease on the moving parts of the receiver. I inspect and clean all parts after each trip.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:51 AM   #6
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Thanks all, is their a particular dry spray lube brand recommended?
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:47 PM   #7
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My experience using dry lube is like using air in a can. You need oil that is wet to lubricate.
I trough a dry lube can away when I found that my parts worn as well as not lubricated at all. Actually WD40 was far superior, and I never using it neither as it vaporized to fast.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:08 PM   #8
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fifth wheel lube

I use a product by KIDDE...Grease Gun In A Can. Works great dry.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:34 PM   #9
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This is from the Curt Instruction Manual..."Lubricate before each individual use and every 1,000 miles thereafter. Black Graphite Grease is recommended for the Jaw Pins and the Lower Bearing Assembly Jaw. Liberally apply grease to the Skid Plate surface if NOT using a Lube Plate. A high-pressure wheel bearing grease is preferred."
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FWIW, the load-bearing lube plate is nylon. Buy the 12" size for better performance, about $15.
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Thanks all, I'm a newbie! This help is appreciated
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:50 PM   #12
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Buy two of the lube plates, I had one stolen right off the king pin.
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