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Old 01-28-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Do 5th Wheel Hitches wear out?

I read the previous thread that they do get damaged if they get banged around a lot.

If you have a mor-ryde type hitch pin does that help? I have 1,600 miles towing experience so far and have never felt any jerking or harshness.

How long should a hitch last ?
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I would think if your pin shows no wear and the 5th wheel is tight you should have no problems. If the 5th wheel is a little loose there probably is a adjustment on it somewhere to make the jaws tighter. Jim
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My pullrite has seen use since 1999 and still works fine. Regular maintenance has worked well.
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I've used the same B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch since 2001. It still works just fine.

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My Reese 20k is on it's third truck and still going strong. Yearly cleaning and lube really helps the longevity.

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20 years 4th truck and 3rd trailer and last one. Good lubrication and kept clean.
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Where do you clean, lube a receiver ?
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I got a husky airbox revolution which needs lubrication for the nylon inserts for it to move up and down with the airbags inside it
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Where there is grease dust will collect. That dust will wear metal.
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