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Old 11-10-2015, 04:34 PM   #51
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Ok, gett'n a better idea of the lash-up. The slots just let you take up play, but because of the slots and empty spaces of these slots that the bolts don't take up, is where the problems stem from...so once the wedge is installed, the left over slot needs to be filled with weld, or a stud like OC suggested. Still wondering why Glenn had a problem
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:39 PM   #52
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I've try'd, with no success, to get a pic. breakdown to see the copondents to have a better under stand'n ......when I think wedge, I think taper. I watched the on-line videos, but that was breezed over fairly quick.
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Try this video and see if it helps make sense.

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Old 11-10-2015, 04:44 PM   #53
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I've try'd, with no success, to get a pic. breakdown to see the copondents to have a better under stand'n ......when I think wedge, I think taper. I watched the on-line videos, but that was breezed over fairly quick.
You have a Rockwood, it should have a Revolution hitch on it!
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Video worked...thanks. My Rockwood is old!! Has lippert 1621 pin-box
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What makes their wedge 'custom' , The width where the wedge fits the pin slot? So to get one from them, you give 'em that width....
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I have a Hensley BD3 hitch that has a Holland Binkley head. The universal wedge would not work with this head nor did anybody make a custom wedge for it. I made a moc wedge out of a 2"X 6" chunk of wood. Once I got it to fit right with the holes in the right place I took my moc wedge to a machine shop and had it cut out of a solid piece of steel
1 5/8" thick. When I got it home and installed it took a bit of trial and error with a belt sander on the wedge to get the head to lock, got about 1/16" over all clearance between the wedge and head. Bought 2 1/2" long gr8 bolts to mount it torqued to 150 '#. After almost two years towing this way everything is still tight and tows great.
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What makes their wedge 'custom' , The width where the wedge fits the pin slot? So to get one from them, you give 'em that width....
Bob, wake up, you give them the make of the hitch. The hitch chutes are all different and Reese has custom wedges for all of them.
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I'm old and COLD! And one more question....the Revolution comes in different widths, 10,11,12 and so forth?
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I'm old and COLD! And one more question....the Revolution comes in different widths, 10,11,12 and so forth?
Just call Reese and tell them what you have, but why do you want to change from what you have?
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It's all about the 'trike'.....went with slider, which helped turns, but because this truck has an 8' box and the pin sits directly over rear end, I'm only using about 1/3 of it's ability. So that equals about 8"..... If I went with the Rev I'd pick-up alot. To give myself a little more room on turns, I can lower the platform the trike sits on on the pass. side of bed as that's the wide end.. I've also removed wheel and fender for more turning......state parks are the poops here.
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