I saw this picture on another board, and believe it is a Reese Sidewinder, the type that pivots at the back instead of at the hitch.
What concerns me is that gap at the back of the pivot plate. The forces on the pivot pin must be extraordinary to cause a fairly new hitch to already have that much slop in it. And all of the pressure is now on the very front of that pivot plate.
To me, it seems like the wear on this type of hitch would be many times that of a normal fifth wheel hitch setup, as the forces acting on that small contact area would be a multiple of normal pressure.
Now I know that Reece will have designed this thing to the max, and failure is most likely out of the question, but that gap just bothers me.
Has anyone had one a long time?
Is there a anti-friction wear disk at the pivot point?
If so, has anyone had to change that wear disk on a regular basis?
I don't know how long they have been out, maybe not long enough for much feedback.
I just thought it was worth asking about.