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Old 08-15-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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Should Revolution pin box still swing at the hitch?

Even though the dealer activated the Revolution, and seem to have used a custom wedge for my Curt E16 hitch (because the double-ended universal wedge is still in its original location) the pin box still seems to swing a few degrees either side of center.

When turning, after it swings a few degrees at the hitch, the rest of the swing occurs where its supposed to. Depending on the corner I last took, when I return to straight pulling I see a bit of either the left or right side of the pin box in the rear view mirror. Since its so stiff, it doesn't straighten out on its own.
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You have a problem! Either it is the wrong wedge or it is not tight against the back of the pin. You should back into it, latch and then drive the wedge in solid against the pin and the sides of the hitch chute. Tighten the rear bolt to 130lb/ft, unlatch, drive forward and tighten the other bolt likewise. IF you have a slot for the bolts, find a bolt or pc of steel to fill the slot in front of the bolt to keep the wedge from moving. You can silicone or weld the filler to the wedge. YOU DO NOT WANT AN UNFILLED SLOT on the wedge on either the front or behind the bolts.
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Something to think about OC. What damaging dynamics come into play if, in fact, you purposely allowed the reese revolution to pivot completely at both points. I thought about this and was going to give it a try. What do you think.
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Something to thing about OC. What damaging dynamics come into play if, in fact, you purposely allowed the reese revolution to pivot completely at both points. I thought about this and was going to give it a try. What do you think.
I hope you have good insurance and access to a tow truck because you're going to need both!
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I hope you have good insurance and access to a tow truck because you're going to need both!
What do you think would happen?
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Technically couldn't it rotate around towards the front of the truck? Or at least till the camper hits the back of the truck?

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What do you think would happen?
I think "I hope you have good insurance and access to a tow truck because you're going to need both!" pretty well explains it.
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I think "I hope you have good insurance and access to a tow truck because you're going to need both!" pretty well explains it.
Not really..
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Technically couldn't it rotate around towards the front of the truck? Or at least till the camper hits the back of the truck?

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I could see that happening.. that's the kind of response I was looking for.

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Under braking, were you are not perfectly in-line, the pressure would cause the pin box to completely reverse. The trailer would try to get 3 feet farther forward, the overhang would smack the cab and the front of the basement would hit the pickup box.

Probably wouldn't happen to me because the wedge can't slide back far enough to allow that to happen and the bolts are properly torqued.

It was a bit more pronounced on the first trip and on return I found that the back bolt wasn't torqued enough. I tightened it to 150 but was surprised on the second trip that it wasn't completely gone.

Where the trailer parked now is not a good place to do this. Its a slight downslope and the TV is few degrees driver's side high when hitching. It works that way but is not the ideal environment for making that adjustment. Next trip is in about 5 weeks and I'll make sure to do that when I've tugged 'er out to the flatter part of the driveway when getting ready to go.
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