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Old 01-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Reese Revolution Pin box

How many of you are using the Reese Revolution pin box instead of a slider hitch.

I have a Reese Pro 15K slider and have not used the back pivot of the Revolution. I think I am going to try the back pivot because I am kind of lazy and this does look much easier. When I bought my trailer the people at the dealership claimed that most do not like the way the trailer tracks with the Revolution engaged. What are your thoughts.


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Old 01-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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I have the reese rev. and think it is the best thing since sliced bread, 6.5 ft box ford 350 never any worry about the cab contacting the trailer..


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Old 01-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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We also have the Reese Rev. and like everything about it so far. 6.5 ft. box w/Tundra Dbl. Cab. Approx. 3000mi on trailer so far and no issues w this set-up.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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I have it and it works well. Came on my Rockwood and I use it in my 5.5 foot Crew Max Tundra. I can make a 90 degree turn and it does not hit.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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We are new to 5th wheel trailering, so we love the idea of not having to worry about it the 5er damaging our truck. It is different than backing up a trailer, just have to practice a bit...then no worries!
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #6
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I have the aftermarket version of the revolution and use it on my 5ft, 8 inch short bed crew cab GMC. It's the best. Because it pivots further back in the bed, it backs much easier than using a "normal" 5th wheel hitch while taking advantage of the weight over the axle. I went with the pin box so I could use a standard hitch with less weight in the truck and easier to remove when not needed. Right now you have the best of both worlds. Try it out for yourself. Take out the bolt that keeps it inactive, install the pin lock that keeps the pin box from pivoting at the hitch and give it a try. You are probably looking at less than an hour invested and I will tell you, you will love the improved handling and you will never have to look in the mirror and wonder if you need to move the slider back.

Just saying..... my opinion.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:26 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replys.

I went to the dealer Saturday because my trailer was back from Indiana. The dealer had to keep it because of a recall on some sky lights. While I was there I took a look at the trailer and seen the key to lock the pin box from pivoting at the hitch was gone and the rv hauler greased up my lube plate real well. The dealer is going to replace the key so that is cool.

Customere service and all has been good with Forest River and the dealer but these little things like this kind of irritate me.

Two more weeks and I should get the trailer back. I am soooo ready to take off for a weekend.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:36 AM   #8
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I have the reese revolution and I tried it with both configurations. I did not notice any difference when backing up.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #9
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When we bought the 5er, dealer installed a Reese slider. Did not like the slack in the slider mechanism with the banging when taking off or stopping. Replaced the slider with a regular Reese and activated the Sidewinder. Stopped all the banging and works fine. No problem backing, hooking up and it allows me to tow with a full bed hard tonneau cover. Love the Sidewinder.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:11 AM   #10
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Coot - Can you provide pics of the "tow with full hard tonneau cover" for those trying to figure out how? Thanks.

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