Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #11
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post
I like to see just a sliver of light between the head and the teflon disc.
With me it usually depends on how the FW and TV are sitting on unhooking.

With the FW in the storage bay on level concrete I usually have to raise it just a bit, but always have to back the TV up a little.
__________________

__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 08:32 PM   #12
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,028
And FWIW, step 7 in the Unhooking Procedure of the Husky manual tells you to back the truck up slightly if the handle won't pull out - doesn't say anything about raising the FW up.
__________________

__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 08:35 PM   #13
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
I'm just the opposite of most, I don't raise the pinbox off the hitch at all. In fact, I usually have pressure on the hitch to the point the truck is still squatted just a bit.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 08:50 PM   #14
Site Team
 
dcheatwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,375
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post

I like to see just a sliver of light between the head and the teflon disc.
The dealer removed my disc when they installed the wedge. Should I put the disc back? (Don't mean to change subject)
__________________
2013 Rockwood 8282WS
Reese Revolution Pin, Reese 16K
2008 Tundra Limited Double Cab 5.7L
Air Lift 5000 w/Wireless Air

dcheatwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #15
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcheatwood View Post
The dealer removed my disc when they installed the wedge. Should I put the disc back? (Don't mean to change subject)
I would ask your dealer for either your disk back or money to buy a replacement one.

These disks help you in not having to put grease on your hitch plate and help reduce friction - both good things.

These disks have been discussed here before - do a search.
__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 09:28 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcheatwood View Post
The dealer removed my disc when they installed the wedge. Should I put the disc back? (Don't mean to change subject)

What wedge?



Quote:
Originally Posted by B47 View Post
I would ask your dealer for either your disk back or money to buy a replacement one.

These disks help you in not having to put grease on your hitch plate and help reduce friction - both good things.

These disks have been discussed here before - do a search.
First thing I grabbed off the shelf in the parts dept.
Handed it to the PDI guy saw him nod, he said he had one on his.
I did not want to deal with grease on the trailer or hitch.
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #17
jdadoug
 
jdadoug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ks.
Posts: 172
Unhitching

I seem to have some trouble once in a while unhitching. I figured it out real soon though, its always the same. Go put it in neutral or sometimes put it in reverse.
The disc that I got with the camper (used) musta been worn out cause it kept falling off when I wanted to back under. Then I managed to fold that one up as I was trying to get under the pin box. I would say the disc is a absolute!

One thing I learned while pulling a trailer behind my motorcycle is to use wax paper on my ball. The wax paper acts as a lubricant, about like the disc does. A lot better than using grease, the one time I did I managed to get it on pants..... I took a nine state ride pulling the trailer and only changed the wax paper a coupla times.

One trick I learned was the "string"
That makes it a lot eaiser to get the height right when jacking either way. I have mine on a magnet, easier to adjust the string if needed.
jdadoug
__________________
"Aint never nuthing easy"
jdadoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 10:32 PM   #18
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcheatwood View Post
The dealer removed my disc when they installed the wedge. Should I put the disc back? (Don't mean to change subject)
You don't need the disc at the hitch with the wedge installed because the hitch pin does not rotate at the hitch pin. The trailer pivots 22" back and it already has a plastic type wear surface built into the pivot. That's one of the big advantages of the Reese Revolution Sidewinder hitch.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 10:34 PM   #19
Site Team
 
dcheatwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,375
Quote:
Originally Posted by B47 View Post

I would ask your dealer for either your disk back or money to buy a replacement one.

These disks help you in not having to put grease on your hitch plate and help reduce friction - both good things.

These disks have been discussed here before - do a search.
They didn't keep the disc. Just took it off and put in basement. I'll read my revolution hitch paperwork when I get unit out of service. I know it does say spray hitch, pin and wedge with lithium grease.
__________________
2013 Rockwood 8282WS
Reese Revolution Pin, Reese 16K
2008 Tundra Limited Double Cab 5.7L
Air Lift 5000 w/Wireless Air

dcheatwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #20
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post
What wedge? First thing I grabbed off the shelf in the parts dept. Handed it to the PDI guy saw him nod, he said he had one on his. I did not want to deal with grease on the trailer or hitch.
If you use the Reese Revolution Hitch and activate it by installing the wedge at the rear of the hitch pin, you don't need or want a disc at the hitch pin. The hitch pin does not rotate at the hitch. The trailer pivots 22" behind the hitch pin at the trailer pivot.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5th wheel, hitch, wheel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.