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Old 05-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #11
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Yours have the notches like the one I posted a pic of ?

As I said I had to beat mine into place whith a block of wood and hammer.
I have the exact one that Turbo has with no problems noted. It is my second one and I got it after the first one got chewed up at the dealers when they were moving our FW and the forklift operator misjudged the distance and tore it up.

The first never came off even after many hookups and unhookings. It would drop down somewhat but I just hit it back up and good to go.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:28 PM   #12
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Yours have the notches like the one I posted a pic of ?

As I said I had to beat mine into place with a block of wood and hammer.
Had one like yours originally and when they activated the Sidewinder, I had to literally pry it off and it slid on very easily. Took at least 5 minutes to remove. Gave it to a fellow.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:34 PM   #13
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Actually, I made my own out of puckboard, as it is a lot thinner than the disks you buy at the RV store. So, no, I didn`t have the notches, which is probably why it eventually got a bit loose.
Makes no difference though as far as the OP`s question goes, as he can still glue his existing disk to his pinbox, and save some money.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #14
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Just an FYI, when I picked up my 8280ws last summer, they sold me a white plastic disk. I had to notch it out to fit around the wedges on my sidewinder. I could never get it hooked up to the truck. I called Sidewinder and the technician told me not to use the disk. They do not reccomend it for that very reason.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:47 AM   #15
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Just an FYI, when I picked up my 8280ws last summer, they sold me a white plastic disk. I had to notch it out to fit around the wedges on my sidewinder. I could never get it hooked up to the truck. I called Sidewinder and the technician told me not to use the disk. They do not reccomend it for that very reason.
Yours never moves anyway not sure why you would want it on there?


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Just an FYI, when I picked up my 8280ws last summer, they sold me a white plastic disk. I had to notch it out to fit around the wedges on my sidewinder. I could never get it hooked up to the truck. I called Sidewinder and the technician told me not to use the disk. They do not reccomend it for that very reason.
No need for it as the only time anything moves on it is when you are hooking up. I usually lift the trailer to the point there is little, if any, contact with the pin box when unhooking.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:07 AM   #17
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To the OP, my Dad has one of these, and it works great for him. I have the standard disc on mine, and it has been on there for oh...coming up on 3 years now. Probably time to replace it, but it still works great. I'm not sure why yours falls off, that's odd. Anyway, the plate you pictures is a much more permanent solution, and as I said, my Dad has not had any problem with his.
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Lube plate. Mine has stayed on for over a year I wonder why other fall off. Mine fit tight when I put it on.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:30 AM   #19
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Lube plate. Mine has stayed on for over a year I wonder why other fall off. Mine fit tight when I put it on.
The whole idea of using the disk is so one doesn't have to put any messy grease/lube on it.
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Buy this its much cheaper and installs in 3 seconds. $13.00 and no tools.
Just slides over your pin and done.
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+1. Wish I had invented it...
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