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Old 07-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #101
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Theres a manual ? Why ? The dealer knows it all and shares that knowledge during the non stressed first time you hook up at the dealer with absolutly nothing else on your mind at the time. Manual shmanual.. Trust the dealer... from manufacturers mouth to the dealers... ok I will stop. All that to say I never knew there was a manual until I went on line.
The Tom Johnson Camping Center tech in Concord, NC handed me both manuals and a very thorough explanation of both the Sidewinder, the 16K hitch and the whole trailer. He was very good. Also drilled the 8 holes in the axle supports,installed the gr 8 1/2" bolts, washers and nuts to insure the axles didn't tilt down(4 hrs). Couldn't have had a more complete PDI.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:57 PM   #102
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The Tom Johnson Camping Center tech in Concord, NC handed me both manuals and a very thorough explanation of both the Sidewinder, the 16K hitch and the whole trailer. He was very good. Also drilled the 8 holes in the axle supports,installed the gr 8 1/2" bolts, washers and nuts to insure the axles didn't tilt down(4 hrs). Couldn't have had a more complete PDI.
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First off, those are the instructions for the Sidewinder Pin Box, not the 16K Hitch. There is no lock on the pin box. The lock is on the hitch itself.
Sorry for the mistake, here are the instructions for the Husky 16K.There is No place on mine to lock it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:10 PM   #103
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Sorry for the mistake, here are the instructions for the Husky 16K.There is No place on mine to lock it.
No problem Snowsail, I would want to add some method of locking the hitch to keep someone from tampering with it. I made a "T" handle for mine so I could use the tonneau cover with locks in addition to padlocking the hitch. Guess I am just too paranoid about someone playing dirty tricks and me being infected with CRS and not checking the hitch when leaving a restaurant, etc.

I guess old age makes some of us like that.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:47 PM   #104
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After reading the posts about locks I checked my Kurt 16K no lock. I will have to figure something out to lock it. I never but much thought into it before I read this thread. You guys got me all Paranoid.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:02 PM   #105
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After reading the posts about locks I checked my Kurt 16K no lock. I will have to figure something out to lock it. I never but much thought into it before I read this thread. You guys got me all Paranoid.
You say you have a Curt 16k, which model?
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:20 PM   #106
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After reading the posts about locks I checked my Kurt 16K no lock. I will have to figure something out to lock it. I never but much thought into it before I read this thread. You guys got me all Paranoid.
These guys getting you "all paranold." - I know the feeling! Just ask me about the Trail Express tires.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:26 PM   #107
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These guys getting you "all paranold." - I know the feeling! Just ask me about the Trail Express tires.
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You say you have a Curt 16k, which model?

Not meant to make anyone paranoid, just some voices of experience from at least one old coot with too many years of camping to take anymore chances/risks than necessary.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #108
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Not meant to make anyone paranoid, just some voices of experience from at least one old coot with too many years of camping to take anymore chances/risks than necessary.
And I Sir say - keep 'em coming!
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #109
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We will be picking up our 2010 305VRET VCross on Saturday. I could pick it up on Wednesday but I am still nervous about towing a "building" behind me. From what I have been hearing from others it will be hardly noticeable.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #110
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Just got these from Reese Tech Support for the 10K & 16K Sidewinders that are factory installed from Forest River. Interesting that the 1-1/2" castellated nut is only tightened to 80 lb/ft and then tightened to the next slot to install the cotter pin. These hitches do not have the 4 bolts on top of the pivot.
Good evening everyone,
I'm new to the forum and glad to be here. I own an EverGreen Eco-Lite (UK brand name) 5th wheel.
My trailer is fitted with the Reese Revolution, and because of my short bed truck I have decided to use the sidewinder feature. Having removed the 2 large bolts at the rear of the pin box, i was fully expecting the head to rotate. It will not budge. I even tried knocking the front with a Hide Hammer. I sprayed some white grease into the hairline gap and knocked it again. It did move slightly. However, it is really tight. Is this right? Will it free up in time? Is it safe to tow?
Any advice would be welcome.
Many thanks in advance
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