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Old 01-15-2015, 10:06 AM   #11
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I currently have a 2014 dodge ram 2500hd 6.4 bed truck. I want to buy a Rockwood signature Ultra lite trailer that includes a reese revolution pin box. Im wondering if anyone has this combination or close and how they resolved the hitch in the truck issue? Please advise T
I towed the Flagstaff version of that ultra-lite with my RAM 1500 5.7 shortbed and the Reese revolution set up with absolutely no problems whatsoever....your 2500 is more than sufficient
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:16 AM   #12
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I've got virtually the same setup you have (Flagstaff version), with the Revolution. You do NOT need a slider. Weight distribution is not affected (the pivot is moved aft but the wt remains the same -- applied over the rear axle). One caution: Since the wedge is set for your particular hitch, it must be adjusted if towed by a different truck. My setup tows beautifully.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:27 AM   #13
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Activating the Revolution will not have any influence whatsoever on the weights.
That was my thinking.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:59 AM   #14
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I pretty much understand your answer which is more than what I can say about the other solutions I have received Your current reese revolution is not in use and you pretty much rely on your slider hitch. You advise me to install a regular hitch and a wedge for the reese revolution oem 8289 rockwood which is the exact same rig I want to purchase. They also want me to de activate the revolution and purchase a slider for an additional 3500 installed Sound like conflict and robbery to me Thanks T
Terrance, yes indeed, that is a conflict and absolutely, it's robbery. The whole point of the Revolution is so that you don't need a slider hitch with a shortbed. To deactivate it only to add a slider is a complete waste of money. The Revolution will come with the wedge that others have mentioned. The wedge is to simply stop the trailer from pivoting at the hitch so that it only pivots back under the trailer. As others have also stated, the revolution has no effect on weight distribution on the pin or truck. As to the hitch, if you want to maintain the flat surface in your bed when the hitch is removed, I'd recommend B&W or the Reese Elite. Both have under bed mounting rails that leave you with a flat bed when the hitch is removed.
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:27 PM   #15
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Terrence, I am towing my 2014 Rockwood 8289ws with a 2012 Ram 2500 4x4 mega cab with short bed 6.7 cummins diesel. I used the sidewinder and have never had a problem. Pulls like it is not even back there. Longest pull to date has been from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Walt Disney world. About 700 miles each way. Once I hitch up I check the air pressure in my tires including spare then do a walk around to check lights, turn signals etc. Since the Chinese bombs are rated for a max of 65 mph I tow at 60 mph in the right lane. I turn on Tow/Haul and Engine exhaust brake. Once on Interstate I set cruise at 60 and enjoy the ride. If some one cuts in and is close I disengage cruise also do same in the rain. I have a standard reese hitch the dealer threw in so you can be sure it is not the highest of quality. I have backed into some very tight spots. One thing I found out when I went to pick up the trailer was the mechanics ( I use that term loosely) had no clue on how to set the sidewinder up. It was two hours and 5 bozos trying to figure it out. Now this dealer has an very large selection of Rockwoods with the sidewinder so you think they would have a class on it. It comes with a universal wedge which they had to grind down to fit in the throat of my hitch. When I got home I called the Sidewinder folks and got an engineer on the phone. He explained the proper way to set it up. They also make custom wedges for certain hitch brands. Anyway set hitch in sidewinder mode, connect to standard fifth wheel hitch and enjoy. They also tried to sell me a nylon hitch plate that reduces friction it you tow a regular 5th wheel without the sidewinder. I had to explain to them it was not needed since the pivot point was 22 inches back, in the case of my Ram 2500 its a little past the tailgate. Also I lube the sides of the wedge and throat and the bottom of the hitch pin assembly every few months with some white spray lituium grease I got at the local auto parts store, slides in locks real easy.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:55 PM   #16
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I have a Ram 1500 short bed. Standard hitch and a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite with the revolution hitch. Works wonderfully.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:35 PM   #17
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More confusion Wilbur. My original question was will the reese revolution pin box eliminate the need for a special hitch (slider) in my 2015 ram 2500hd 6.4 box bed.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:39 PM   #18
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More confusion Wilbur. My original question was will the reese revolution pin box eliminate the need for a special hitch (slider) in my 2015 ram 2500hd 6.4 box bed.
Not following you here Terrance. It would appear we all have given you your answer. No slider needed with your truck and a Reese Revolution pinbox...
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:40 PM   #19
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I do believe that question has been answered several times.
With the revolution you will not need (nor can use) a slider hitch.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:43 PM   #20
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My original question was will the reese revolution pin box eliminate the need for a special hitch (slider) in my 2015 ram 2500hd 6.4 box bed.
Yes. You eliminate the need for a special slider hitch by activating the Reese Revolution.
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