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Old 04-27-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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I'm afraid I have neglected my hitch.It is a Reese 18K 5W about 15 yrs old. What should I have been doing to it for lubication?
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I'm afraid I have neglected my hitch.It is a Reese 18K 5W about 15 yrs old. What should I have been doing to it for lubication?
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I would pull the hitchead pin and clean it and grease it , inspect all the springs, and spray em with some good corrosion preventative spray like CRC or poke here
on all sliding parts and inspect all teh bolts for pitting corrosion and the bolts at the frame as well for tightness and condition
anything that looks worn out.... replace it. locking jaws for smooth operation and grease their guide pins, might need new C clip s if you pull teh pins.
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Thanks Robert I have been doing all that today but I had forgot to check the bolts underneath. I hope I never get to old to learn something.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I hope I never get to old to learn something. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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On the Reese 5th wheel hitches it seems like the rocker pin holes wear the most. This is the 1 1/4" pin that attaches the hitch itself to the framework. The steel frame is approx. 1/8" thick on each end of the pin, and all the pin weight of the 5er is pushing down on that 1/4" of steel. I use dry molybdenum spray, as anything sticky attracts and holds dirt. As we all know a sticky substance and a tiny, mild abrasive is also known as grinding compound.
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