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Old 07-11-2014, 09:00 PM   #81
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I have a spray can of White Lithium grease I shoot between the plates. Since the hitch moves so easily (360 deg if I could) I just turn it, squirt some grease, turn again and more grease then moved back and forth a few times. I do this every time we go out.

But yes, we need to get a merry band together and corner Reese at Goshen and have them look at my rig and yours and OCs and compare them!
An item on my request sheet is to have my hitch taken apart and lubed. I have tried to disassemble it but could not get the parts separated. I too have tried spraying it with lithium grease, but any improvement was always short lived.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:17 PM   #82
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Is yours activated?
Yes. The combination of the crown of the road and the rise of the driveway make turning too tight not an option. When I had the TT hitching up the bars in the drive way was a really PITA .
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Mine won't turn either and I'll be at Goshen if techs want to see it.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:53 PM   #84
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Mine won't turn either and I'll be at Goshen if techs want to see it.
According to the 2 engineers that designed it and worked on mine and Glenn Jurcyzk's, it is not suppose to turn easily or at all by hand.
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According to the 2 engineers that designed it and worked on mine and Glenn Jurcyzk's, it is not suppose to turn easily or at all by hand.
This has been said many times. They will tighten up, no matter how much grease you spray on the plate. You can talk to Reese all you want they will say the samething. You do not lube the parts at all. They do not take grease. As far as taking it apart you have to take the castle nut off and walk it down. It takes two people to do. But there is no use doing that. I will bet anyone $100.00 that there is no maintenance to be done to that pivot area inside. This is from the two engineers who designed it. Do I have any takers on this bet? I'll be in Goshen......
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I agree you can hit the corner if you go over a certain degree. I tried before activation. How many miles do you have on your trailer since you activated it? I bet you a beer that you and I pushing on mine that it will not move, I used to like when i was able to turn it and get out of the way 90 degrees. I use to spray the pad and move it around all the time. It works great but sure has tightened up......

Shoot buddy I owe ya a beer at Goshen LOL!

According to our truck computer we have 1,568 on the Reese...that will be well over 2,000 by Goshen


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According to the 2 engineers that designed it and worked on mine and Glenn Jurcyzk's, it is not suppose to turn easily or at all by hand.

I DEFINITELY want the techs to look at mine...last thing I need is my Reese falling apart as we go down the highway


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I DEFINITELY want the techs to look at mine...last thing I need is my Reese falling apart as we go down the highway


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By all means do if they are there. They will clean your pads with a rag and tell you everything you need to know. I was always worried about that 1/4" gap in the back. They explained that to me to. Now I don't have to worry. I don't blame anyone for worrying about it your pulling a lot of money down the road without the most important part your safety and everyone on the highway...... I seen and posted pictures of the frame it sets in only 10" wide but we will not have a problem with the pin area like on those couple of Wildcats had. Even OC agrees it built pretty well, so that tells me something. They had atleast 50 trailers stacked and getting ready for production when we were at the plant. We went over every inch of our frames.
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I was always worried about that 1/4" gap in the back. They explained that to me to.
What DID they say about it, Glenn?

I showed mine to a plumber last week. He looked at my short bed dodge as he arrived, then at the big 5th wheel, and back at the truck. "You tow THAT with the short bed?".

So I got to do a show-and-tell about the Revolution.
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So I got to do a show-and-tell about the Revolution.
I love it when that happens. Only thing better is "you pull that big thing with a tundra?" I'm getting gas and its all I can do to keep from saying "no, the last guy left it here at the pump and asked me to hold it up til he gets back." Lol
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