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Old 04-21-2018, 01:16 AM   #21
Lenny K
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Originally Posted by CarWin View Post
The disk is used between the upper and lower 5th wheel plates,NOT the kingpin,although it does go over the kingpin to adhere to the upper 5th wheel plate on the coach. The disk only eliminates using grease on the 5th wheel,NOT the kingpin.
Some people do put grease on their kingpin and that is why I stated that I didn't see any reason why.
I also posted earlier that I have used the disk for 30 years so I do know where it goes.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:05 AM   #22
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My point is, the king pin is seperate from the 5th wheel plates that utilize the disk. With the disk you DONT need to grease the 5th wheel plates as that is what the intended use of the plate is for.

The kingpin is another issue...it has DIRECT contact with the jaws of the hitch of your tow vehicle. I CHOOSE to grease the kingpin to help the jaws be lubricated on the hitch, and to stop direct steel to steel contact of the kingpin and jaws. IMHO I don't think it is good to have direct metal to metal contact without some kind of lubrication.
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Old 04-21-2018, 04:38 PM   #23
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Ditto, have the lube plate, but put some grease on the hitch jaws.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:46 PM   #24
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I grease the king pin and the jaws, that is medal to medal contact and use a plastic disk.
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:00 AM   #25
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How long...

How long do the discs last, anyway?
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:06 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by Batesmotel View Post
How long do the discs last, anyway?
Unless you damage them hitching up, literally 'forever'
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:53 PM   #27
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As I stated in an earlier post, I’m on my second one in 12 years of use. I’d probably still have my first one, but it got damaged somehow (can’t remember). More than likely stillusable, but I chose to replace it.
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