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Old 04-08-2014, 02:53 PM   #21
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Have never been able to move it even after the 2 engineers worked on it at Goshen. One of the engineers was well over 200# and he could bump it with his shoulder and move it, but neither the other engineer or I could budge it. Doesn't bother me as at least it stays put but will move if I don't get lined up just right.
OC...thatt's just bizzare!

When we got our unit last year the techs worked and worked on the hitch and just COULD NOT get the reese to function correctly. We nneded to get home so they blocked it and we towed and turned at the KingPin.

While we were parking the rig, we needed to make a sharp turn and we damn near bumped the front of the rig into the back corner of the truck cab (DW was screaming to stop and when I did we were *just* touching RV to truck )

After a week of fuming, I got on the forums and printed out the info that you had provided about the wedge, and wrote a somewhat scathing email to Reese and Copied Dandy RV as well.

Before Reese could answer, Dandy RV called me personally and assured me they would get to the bottom of this. Two weeks later (it was over Christmas so I understand! ) We went to Dandy, dropped off the unit and a team of 3 tech descended on our rig - they shooed us off to the local BBQ joint for lunch and when we got back our hitch was ready

Swings 90 deg left and right...not a loose swing OC...but a 6 year old could move it.

I am real confuzzeled why yours does not move as well
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:58 PM   #22
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It doesn't bother me a bit. I kinda like it the way it is as it doesn't move when trying to hitch up unless I'm really off line which is a rarity.
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:26 PM   #23
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It doesn't bother me a bit. I kinda like it the way it is as it doesn't move when trying to hitch up unless I'm really off line which is a rarity.
I bow to your backing and kingpin hitching Godlyness OC
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I bow to your backing and kingpin hitching Godlyness OC
The bs meter is pegged.
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HSVBamaBob and Oldcoot....what is the wedge mod you refer too...is the OEM wedge not good enough? Or is it because you are using the BW hitch that the mod was needed?

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HSVBamaBob and Oldcoot....what is the wedge mod you refer too...is the OEM wedge not good enough? Or is it because you are using the BW hitch that the mod was needed?

Rick
I have a Reese 16K hitch and I didn't like the stacked, welded factory wedge so I made cut one out of 1" thick pc of steel plate and sanded the edges and drilled holes so it couldn't slip like the factory wedge.
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Mine turned fairly easy when I first got it. I would turn it 90 out of the way. Now I can't move it. 6000+ miles. After a three week, 4700 mile trip last sept I got home and found the wedge bolts had loosened some and the wedge had moved back some. I repositioned and re- torque. Check it often. I like the revolution.

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...I got home and found the wedge bolts had loosened some and the wedge had moved back some. I repositioned and re- torque. Check it often. I like the revolution.
That's exactly why I made my wedge and eliminated the slots. You can measure the space both in front and back of the bolt and cut spacers to fill the gap. The flat washers will hold them in place or just put some silicone on them and stick them in place.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:35 PM   #29
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That's exactly why I made my wedge and eliminated the slots. You can measure the space both in front and back of the bolt and cut spacers to fill the gap. The flat washers will hold them in place or just put some silicone on them and stick them in place.
I wish I had the means to make my own wedge. I did ditch the universal wedge for a custom wedge for my Pro Series 16k hitch. Big improvement.

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Old 04-12-2014, 05:54 PM   #30
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activate Reese Revolution or not?

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HSVBamaBob and Oldcoot....what is the wedge mod you refer too...is the OEM wedge not good enough? Or is it because you are using the BW hitch that the mod was needed?

Rick

OC made his own And I was a slug

I took his design to my RV dealer and, since my rig was new and they were having issues getting the revolution to work they used a similar wedge design that they actually had Reese manufacture.

Only difference seems to be my revolution turns very easily at the pivot point and OC's does not--no clue why--but I LOVE my revolution!
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