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Old 07-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #21
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As I have posted before, once I made my wedge and polished the edges of the wedge and the hitch chute and put some lithium grease on the front of the pin and wedge sides, I have had no problems whatsoever either hooking or unhooking. Don't have to be dead on to hook up, but within probably 5 -10, but I cannot move the pin box by hand.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #22
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That sounds like a dangerous situation.
Could it do that as well if it lost its lubrication?
I would guess it could. It was so tight it wouldn't squeak! After a couple hundred miles it began a very loud haunted house door creak. That's when I sought to lube the pinbox. I don't think it was dangerous, just really frustrating and made me look really more incompetent than usual.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:21 PM   #23
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I would guess it could. It was so tight it wouldn't squeak! After a couple hundred miles it began a very loud haunted house door creak. That's when I sought to lube the pinbox. I don't think it was dangerous, just really frustrating and made me look really more incompetent than usual.
You might want to remove the pivot nut completely and lube the fiber washer on both sides with lithium grease according to the instructions and re-install to the 80 lb/ft minimum torque per the manual and replace the cotter pin.
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You might want to remove the pivot nut completely and lube the fiber washer on both sides with lithium grease according to the instructions and re-install to the 80 lb/ft minimum torque per the manual and replace the cotter pin.
I will have the dealer do it. It's still under warranty.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:56 PM   #25
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In my owners packet there was something about this. I think it said after 500 miles of towing it should loosen up. I've done about 1500 miles and still tight to turn.
I have just talked to the new owner they sold Reese Revolution to cequents (spelling) The engineer told me yesterday that the instructions were wrong and that you can not move it after 500 miles. He told me the way you drop the trailer is the way you have to rehook. I asked him to send me the new info and he said that it is not ready yet to publish. I told him this winter I could move it back and forth he said that would be normal but not in hotter months. He also said the 1/4 gap when you hook up at the rear is normal and to make sure your castle nut is at 80lbs. torque or the opening will incease and bend the shaft or take the bearings out. The 10,000 lb has no bearings like the bigger unit. He also said that you can walk it down with 2 people but it is very hard to do and would not accomplish anything. when mine was new I could push it anyway I wanted but after over 6000 miles of towing I can not push mine at all......
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I will have the dealer do it. It's still under warranty.
If I were you, I would watch the tech and make sure he takes it off and lubes it and then torques it to the 80 lb/ft + enough to install the cotter. I would not trust them to do it without watching.
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If I were you, I would watch the tech and make sure he takes it off and lubes it and then torques it to the 80 lb/ft + enough to install the cotter. I would not trust them to do it without watching.
Will do. They pride themselves on doing things right (when they do something)
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Kindof sounds like it would be easier to buy a camper made for short-box trucks, and forget worrying about this compromise for a pinbox.
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Kindof sounds like it would be easier to buy a camper made for short-box trucks, and forget worrying about this compromise for a pinbox.
Not a compromise, it is built to eliminate the need for a sliding hitch.
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Kindof sounds like it would be easier to buy a camper made for short-box trucks, and forget worrying about this compromise for a pinbox.
It is a great product, you will be able to turn around in circles when you get caught on a road that your GPS took you down and is only 1 lane. You can spin around on a dime, I would not be without one but that's just my opinion. I know that for sure it happened to me and if I did not have it I would never be able to get out of that dead end road. It has it's plus's but minus too.....
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