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Old 09-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #111
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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
Mine was the same way it will free up when you start using it. Mine still has a little resistance but I can move it by hand with a little effort.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #112
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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
I have towed ours over 2500 miles and it hasn't loosened yet. I did get it to turn 90° by hooking my truck to it and with a 5000# cargo strap pull it to the side. Had to pull it back straight the same way. Make sure you install the wedge behind the hitchpin before you tow the trailer, otherwise you will have a double swivel joint and BIG problems.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #113
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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
Mine took about 500 miles of towing and now I can turn it by hand.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #114
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Thank you gents. You've made an Englishman very happy.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #115
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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
I use my Reese Revol. also, I have a Rookwood 8289WS. I have also called and they told me the same. I have traveled over 8000 miles with this set up. They say after about 500 miles it will turn a little eaiser. Mine did during my trip where I could push it by hand. I have not used it now in a month or two and tried to move it. I couldn't. I had it checked at the dealer and they said it was fine and at the right 80lbs. When you start to use it spay a little wd 40 on the pad. Trust me I could not budget it by hand but I had no problem when I took it to the dealer to check. I liked when I was able to move it by hand and get it out of the way at the camp ground. If mine stay's tight I will back that nut off one space at a time. You will see a small gap at the rear end. Do not worry that is normal. I think it is the best thing ever. I made u turns when I went down the wrong roads it will turn on a dime without flexing your tires to do it. Hope this help I'm sure you will enjoy it........
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #116
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I use my Reese Revol. also, I have a Rookwood 8289WS. I have also called and they told me the same. I have traveled over 8000 miles with this set up. They say after about 500 miles it will turn a little eaiser. Mine did during my trip where I could push it by hand. I have not used it now in a month or two and tried to move it. I couldn't. I had it checked at the dealer and they said it was fine and at the right 80lbs. When you start to use it spay a little wd 40 on the pad. Trust me I could not budget it by hand but I had no problem when I took it to the dealer to check. I liked when I was able to move it by hand and get it out of the way at the camp ground. If mine stay's tight I will back that nut off one space at a time. You will see a small gap at the rear end. Do not worry that is normal. I think it is the best thing ever. I made u turns when I went down the wrong roads it will turn on a dime without flexing your tires to do it. Hope this help I'm sure you will enjoy it........
I have sprayed mine with WD40, lithium, silcone and everything else I could think of except gasoline. I even sprayed some diesel fuel on it and it will not turn by hand even when we towed straight thru from Orlando to Concord, NC. As far as I'm concerned, I don't care if it turns by hand as I use it to hold Old Glory and it's light. I will not be loosening the nut, regardless as the designers know a lot more about what is required than I do. I removed the nut entirely and still couldn't move it without the truck and cargo strap. I finally just tightened it back to 80 lb/ft and re-installed the cotter pin.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:16 PM   #117
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...it will turn on a dime without flexing your tires to do it.
Not true...it still flexes your tires as it would on a sharp turn with any tandem axle trailer.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #118
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Not true...it still flexes your tires as it would on a sharp turn with any tandem axle trailer.
X2, the hitch has nothing to do with the tires flexing. They will flex regardless of the hitch, even a tongue trailer tires flex in a turn.
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