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Old 06-22-2017, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hi I have a Reese Revolution Pin Box. I have a question on the wedge. The wedge used to be about 1/2 " from pin now it seems to be about inch to inch and a half. It has moved slightly away from pin. What do you suggest or recommend?​
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It needs to be tight against the hitch plate for the revolution wedge to do its job. (keep the pin from turning and allow the rear pivot to turn)

There have been many reports here of the bolts coming loose (and/or breaking) and the wedge sliding.

First, make sure you are using the correct wedge for your hitch. While the universal wedge will work, folks seem to have better luck with the wedge made specifically for the hitch in your truck.

Second, use grade 8 bolts to hold the wedge and check the torque/tightness frequently.

Some folks have made filler pieces that fit into the slots where the bolts are in the wedge to keep the wedge from sliding, once tightened.
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Picker could you take a pic of that with phone or camera and send it if possible.
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:55 PM   #4
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Picker could you take a pic of that with phone or camera and send it if possible.
I'm sorry Oswego... a pic of what?
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Here are some videos on wedge installation that might help...





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Hi I have a Reese Revolution Pin Box. I have a question on the wedge. The wedge used to be about 1/2 " from pin now it seems to be about inch to inch and a half. It has moved slightly away from pin. What do you suggest or recommend?​
The wedge that came with your pin box is for a Reese Brand 5th wheel, I have a Revolution box but I have a B & W 5th wheel so I had to order a special wedge from e trailer.com; as far as slack in the wedge if your are using the correct wedge back your 5th wheel against the king pin till it locks then tap the wedge snugly into the receiver and tighten it up, be sure the 5th wheel jaws are able to lock in place.
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Make sure to torque the bolts to 150 ft lbs. If mine keeps sliding I'm going to build a spacer to hold it in place. For now it's just the friction of the bolts. I realized it was moving back/forth when I'd watch the hitch while driving.
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Make sure to torque the bolts to 150 ft lbs. If mine keeps sliding I'm going to build a spacer to hold it in place. For now it's just the friction of the bolts. I realized it was moving back/forth when I'd watch the hitch while driving.
I noticed the samething on my sidewinder. I am using the Curt A16 hitch and have purchased their wedge, but I noticed even after tighten the bolts to 150 ft lbs, the wedge will slide back and allow a bit of motion in the hitch, which is noticeable to me. How do you plan on making a spacer to solve this problem? Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:38 AM   #9
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I noticed the samething on my sidewinder. I am using the Curt A16 hitch and have purchased their wedge, but I noticed even after tighten the bolts to 150 ft lbs, the wedge will slide back and allow a bit of motion in the hitch, which is noticeable to me. How do you plan on making a spacer to solve this problem? Any help will be appreciated.
Many have simply cut a bolt (cut the head off) to fit inside the length of the slot (when properly positioned) from the attaching bolt to the end of the slot. Loosen the attaching bolt/washer slide the cut off bolt into the slot, tighten attaching bolt to proper torque. The washer on the attaching bolt(s) will usually hold the cut off bolt in place.

Do this on both slots. Select a bolt to cut that is similar in diameter to the width of the slot but not too big that the attaching bolt(s)/washer(s) contact it before the attaching bolt(s) contact the wedge. Install the cut off bolt in the forward facing slots to keep the wedge from pushing rearward.

If you don't want to use a bolt, any piece of bar stock that fits, will work.
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Well... I didn't have a plan, but now I do!! Thank you 5picker!!
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