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Old 06-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Reese Revolution Pin Box Problems

As with all the posts I have read about this pin box, hooking up has been a chore with the wedge installed but getting better. My issue is the pin box was hard to move manually and after putting some miles on the new Rockwood (only 630)the box can't be moved at all by hand. If I can't get under the hitch to hook up as is there is no way to move it by hand. Felt it push the rear end of the truck yesterday while turning down a narrow side street, pretty scary. Clearly states no maintenance required, what's up? Can't get a maintenance person to answer the phone at the dealers. Truck and trailer are brand new.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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Never had that problem with mine, altho the first several times of towing and turning it made a horrible squeaking noise. I have since jack knifed it and then went back and gave it a heavy dose of lithium spray lube, then jack knifed it the other way and gave it another dose of lithium spray. Now, whenever I get it turned a lot, I will jump out of the truck and spray it again. Seems to keep it from squeaking, but I haven't experienced it pushing the rear end of the truck yet. Hope I never do.

BTW, after towing from Concord, NC to Davenport, Florida twice and around the Concord area, I still can't swivel the pin box even tho' they said it would loosen up after about 500 miles.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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Hmmm...I don't have a lot of miles on mine either but I was able to easily move mine from the start and have had no issues with hooking up to it. I do love the fact that i can position the pin box to the angle that I need to for hitching and to get it out of the way once camped by turning it completely sideways. I've just noticed that it emits a few creaks and groans. I've lubed with white lithium which helps a lot but still makes some noise. But assume that is normal given it is a pivot point. Much more quiet than my old ball hitch with Equalizer. I've also had no issues issues with it pushing the truck around. Didn't say what type/size truck you are hitching it to.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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Don't know if the weather is a factor, sat all winter brand new, pulled straight no problem. Hooked up, towed to Fish Creek up north, pushed the pin box out of the way and had to use the truck to pull it straight again when I left a week later. Just seems way too tight. I have a 2013 Chey 2500 HD with a Reese 30866 16K hitch. When I went around that corner it sure seemed like the rear end was pushed, almost like a load shift would feel.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #5
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I can't push my pin box either after a year and 2000 miles. I try to park straight before disconnecting. I also have a little trouble hooking up and disconnecting with the wedge. Getting better but I think there's little tolerance for error.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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Mine is about 8 months into warranty. Still moves easily enough. Got used to hooking up. Figured out a few month's ago that the dealer actually put the wedge in the wrong way. I took it out reversed it, which took a few times to ge lined up right in the driveway but now, it hooks up much better. My hitch is a Reese R16K and the short end of the wedge should go into the hitch.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:44 PM   #7
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Have had mine since March. Swivels very easy, in fact wondering if it's to loose. I can swing it around with little to no effort. Been that way since New.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:07 PM   #8
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I think it's time to get Reese's input on this, maybe they have the answer. Then again we may have to live with what we got from the factory. Good luck to you all, thanks for your help.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:01 PM   #9
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Let us know if you get anything from Reese.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #10
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I will definitely post what I get from Reese, got an answer but was just a new web site address, should hear something by tomorrow. I'll post the entire answer.
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