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Old 12-31-2013, 10:44 PM   #21
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We'll likely be listing the WD hitch and sway bar from the V-Lite for sale here, BTW.
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:45 PM   #22
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OC,

DH has read a *lot* of your posts here while preparing for this purchase. He got the idea of the "bed saver" safety rod/pin from you.

Our tonneau is a trifold and while he doesn't intend to modify ours...at least not *yet*, it's his thinking that he can just fold up two sections of the tonneau while towing.
Herk put me onto the bed saver. As for the tonneau cover, the one I modified was a full 1 pc Undercover. Don't think you could mod a trifold very easily.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:14 PM   #23
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Herk put me onto the bed saver. As for the tonneau cover, the one I modified was a full 1 pc Undercover. Don't think you could mod a trifold very easily.
I just thought about something...

A solid cover (modified) for towing, and a tri fold for non towing.

TBH we won't need to store much in the truck bed now, with the pass through storage in the 5er.

(just checked out your model...it's not much different from the one we're buying)
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:21 PM   #24
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For those of you with the sliders and the Reese Revolution or the Reese Sidewinder...I thought Reese said to never use the slider in the slid back position with the Revolution or Sidewinder. You should not ever need to but I seem to recall reading to never do it.
I agree with OldCoot in that the slider seems to have too much play in it. With our previous 5th, felt that way anyhow. Now we are awaiting delivery of our Rockwood 8289WS, which will come with the Revolution and I am trying to decide if I want to keep the slider or do like OldCoot and go with a 16k regular hitch...seems like it would be a waste of money to change but sure dont like the play in the slider...not to mention that if the slider is now not necessary, the slider bars take up a bit of space and prevent things from sitting in the box properly at times.

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Old 12-31-2013, 11:46 PM   #25
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I just thought about something...
A solid cover (modified) for towing, and a tri fold for non towing.
TBH we won't need to store much in the truck bed now, with the pass through storage in the 5er.
(just checked out your model...it's not much different from the one we're buying)
I have another 1 pc I bought new and it's under the back porch. I use the modified one for both towing and not towing. Bottom pictures are with the center section re-installed.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:59 PM   #26
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LOL, OC I think FR should have you on a paid consultant basis. You're too handy by far!

BTW, we'd planned to pick up a set of your awning poles in the spring...now with the new 5er there are *two* awnings on it...so we'll need two sets.

AND, they now come with an "upgrade" option of metal covers over the awning roll-up. hmmm wonder where that idea came from?

Next up? I wouldn't be surprised to see a "awning pole support" upgrade/option.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:23 AM   #27
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I have a Husky 16 k slider. I had it before my revolution, so no way I was going to buy a new hitch. The Husky has no movement as stated when locked into the forward position at all. It's true it's easy to high hitch, but when you learn to drive up the plate, it will lock in solid. I did try to use the recommended wedge for the Husky. You will see the # to order on the bottom. That did not fit in the jaws correctly. I called Reese on it and they sent me wedge free for a reese that was to big. I marked my opening of the jaws on it and took it to a machine shop and had it cut down to fit perfectly. I think the recommended wedge was an SW 4, also called etrailer where I got it from, they said Husky must have changed the dimensions and refunded my money. Husky is a very well built hitch for the money. It has bed rails but you just pull 4 pins and it's out.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:22 AM   #28
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with a short bed truck, my pick would be Pullrite Superglide... no levers to throw just go..

X2 AWESOME unit. no turning worries.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:36 AM   #29
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My dealer did the same thing and I didn't like the slider and they put a regular 16K Reese in instead. Too much slack and movement in the slider for me. Also added shims under the legs to remove the slack in the 16K. I really like the Revolution as it allows me to use a full bed tonneau cover (slightly modified) while towing.
Pics with the mod please. I'll be buying anew truck in late spring and want to use a bed cover as well.

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Old 01-01-2014, 10:41 AM   #30
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Pics with the mod please. I'll be buying anew truck in late spring and want to use a bed cover as well.

Rick
Here is the album of pics of the Undercover mod. Bought the cover on Craigslist for $70. Wasn't going to cut up the one I gave $800 for in 2005.

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