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Old 02-01-2014, 08:16 PM   #61
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I don't know if it's my homemade wedge or the fact that I raise the pin box just enough that it has to slide up the hitch ramp and raise the pin box about 1/4" max. Have no problems hitching. My pin box will not move without at least a 4'-5' pipe on the end of a pipe wrench. It was checked out in Goshen by the 2 guys from Reese that actually designed it. Said it was good after the completely disassembled it. Re torqued the 1-1/2" nut to 80 lb/ft and then more to the next cotter pin hole that lined up. Love the hitch.
1/4" lift seems like my sweet spot too.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #62
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Once I got some grease in there, it spins with 2 fingers

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I don't know if it's my homemade wedge or the fact that I raise the pin box just enough that it has to slide up the hitch ramp and raise the pin box about 1/4" max. Have no problems hitching. My pin box will not move without at least a 4'-5' pipe on the end of a pipe wrench. It was checked out in Goshen by the 2 guys from Reese that actually designed it. Said it was good after the completely disassembled it. Re torqued the 1-1/2" nut to 80 lb/ft and then more to the next cotter pin hole that lined up. Love the hitch.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:57 AM   #63
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Once I got some grease in there, it spins with 2 fingers
where Did you put the grease? under the pad and how did you get it in? If you take the castle nut off you have to walk it down. The same two engineers that designed the hitch took mine apart at Goshen when they also did OC's. Said that they would tighten up. In fact they wiped the dry lube off that I put under the rubber or teflon spacer. I can push mine but it is pretty hard to do. The person who asked if a custom wedge is better, the answer is yes and it is easier to hook up with.....I have no problem hitching as long as you ride up on the hitch plate, lesson learned.....
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:34 AM   #64
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where Did you put the grease? under the pad and how did you get it in? If you take the castle nut off you have to walk it down. The same two engineers that designed the hitch took mine apart at Goshen when they also did OC's. Said that they would tighten up. In fact they wiped the dry lube off that I put under the rubber or teflon spacer. I can push mine but it is pretty hard to do. The person who asked if a custom wedge is better, the answer is yes and it is easier to hook up with.....I have no problem hitching as long as you ride up on the hitch plate, lesson learned.....
I never took it apart. I just turned 90 with it hooked up and sprayed white lithium as far in as it would go; turned the other 90 and repeated. Only did it once and it spins with ease now.
I was the person asking about the custom wedge. I think I'm going to try and grind the leading edges of the universal wedge 1st, and if it doesn't improve the process, I'll try the custom wedge.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:36 AM   #65
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I use graphite spray. It works great and doesn't collect grit.

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:16 AM   #66
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I never took it apart. I just turned 90 with it hooked up and sprayed white lithium as far in as it would go; turned the other 90 and repeated. Only did it once and it spins with ease now.
I was the person asking about the custom wedge. I think I'm going to try and grind the leading edges of the universal wedge 1st, and if it doesn't improve the process, I'll try the custom wedge.
On yours, I would pull the cotter pin and tighten the 1-1/2" castle nut to 80 lb/ft plus enough align the cotter pin. If it spins too easy, it will be a real bitch to hitch as it will turn when trying to get the pin in the chute. The 2 Reese guys told me to NEVER lube the 1-1/2" pivot pin with the castle nut on it. White lithium on the top plate is ok but not the pivot pin with the nut on it.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:59 PM   #67
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I had to lube my pivot bolt , it sat on a lot for a year and shortly after buying it I had the loudest hitch groan I ever heard! Sprayed it down with the graphite and immediately it went away and never returned.

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On yours, I would pull the cotter pin and tighten the 1-1/2" castle nut to 80 lb/ft plus enough align the cotter pin. If it spins too easy, it will be a real bitch to hitch as it will turn when trying to get the pin in the chute. The 2 Reese guys told me to NEVER lube the 1-1/2" pivot pin with the castle nut on it. White lithium on the top plate is ok but not the pivot pin with the nut on it.


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Old 09-04-2014, 08:41 AM   #68
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so??? at work now and have a problem is the castle nut on the reese revolution 2and a quarter inches or 1 and a half?? need to pick up a aosket at luch time and screw with it tonight,,,,hooking up and gettin out are a biotch !
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so??? at work now and have a problem is the castle nut on the reese revolution 2and a quarter inches or 1 and a half?? need to pick up a aosket at luch time and screw with it tonight,,,,hooking up and gettin out are a biotch !
Pivot pin is 1-1/2" thread and a 2-1/4" nut. DO NOT GREASE THE PIVOT PIN per the 2 engineers that designed it.
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Thank you sir, going to try to find one to see if it is torqued correctly, hooking up and releasing is a bear,,,,,ok to lubricate the plate I guess ?
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