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Old 01-10-2016, 12:44 PM   #1
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I have a 2015 Flagstaff classic super lite fifth wheel, it came with a Reese Sidewinder pin box, which I haven't tried yet. I would like some feed back from people who have used the sidewinder feature and if they liked or hated it. Thanks to all responders. bigdom2016
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:48 PM   #2
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I have the "revolution" which is the same but factory installed, the aftermarket is called the sidewinder.
Except for some additional moaning, I LOVE it. I have a 6 1/2 foot bed and can go more than 90 degrees and not even get close to the back window.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:50 PM   #3
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I have a 2015 Flagstaff classic super lite fifth wheel, it came with a Reese Sidewinder pin box, which I haven't tried yet. I would like some feed back from people who have used the sidewinder feature and if they liked or hated it. Thanks to all responders. bigdom2016
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:57 PM   #4
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I have the Revolution which came on my 5er. I tow with a short bed truck and it is great!
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Old 01-10-2016, 01:00 PM   #5
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I have one on our Chaparral.I really do like it a lot.I used to have a 1500 Ram with the 5 1/2 ft.bed.It was a necessity with it.Now have a 3500 Ram with6 1/2ft bed.Still use it.Don't need it,but still use it.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:02 PM   #6
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In installed the Sidewinder on our trailer when I bought it since I also bought a new GMC crew cab with 5 ft. 8 in. bed at the same time. So I needed to have it. My other option was a slider hitch. Since I knew I would be taking the hitch in and out all the time, I didn't want to deal with the weight of a slider. With this setup I can use a standard hitch. And to answer your question, I love it. I never have to look in the mirror to make sure I don't clip the cab. I would use it even if I had the 6 1/2 ft bed, just to be sure.
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:57 PM   #7
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I have 2012 rockwood 8289, I tow with a 2011 f150 5.5 box works great can turn almost 90
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:00 PM   #8
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I tow an with the Reese Revolution, with a 5 1/2 foot bed now for three years and love it. No issues what so ever. Works great.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:58 PM   #9
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Have one on my fiver and have a 6.5' box with a regular hitch. No problems, works great.
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X2 on the above. We love ours and can indeed go past 90° when the occasion merits.
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