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Old 07-04-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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Revolution / Sidewinder pin box noise - Help!

We have only had our 2013 5er with the revolution pin box for a couple of months. This is our 4th trip out.
The hitch is great - I love it, but the last two times out it creaks really loudly with every turn.
It's not an issue on the highway, but it gets a lot of bad attention in campgrounds.
Any ideas on how to stop it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:48 PM   #2
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The pad needs some lube. I use spray white lithium grease. Move the pinbox back and forth and spray the plate and the disc itself. Work it back and forth. Might take a trip to quiet down, mine is quiet after doing this. Twice a year for me.
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Do you grease the pin? Just the pin is all.I did put just a touch on the plate slide area just so the pin box would slide up easy.
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Hello.
I do grease the pin so the hitch locks around it easily. The plate same as you have. It makes all the difference between an easy hitch up and not. DW Tells me by the sound when hitching if we need to grease it.
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How long towing before you could move your pin box back and forth? I can't even budge mine, but I can tell that it is the source of the screaming noise because when I put force on it to try to move it eith r way it gives little creaks same as when truck turns it.
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Hello,

The pad needs some lube. I use spray white lithium grease. Move the pinbox back and forth and spray the plate and the disc itself. Work it back and forth. Might take a trip to quiet down, mine is quiet after doing this. Twice a year for me.
X2 here.

Also I have never been able to move the pinbox by hand as Reese claims you should after 500 miles. I have 1200 miles on mine and still can't budge it.
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Have towed our 5er with the Sidewinder over 40,000 miles and it still cannot be moved side to side by hand. It doesn't make any noise, but I do keep the pads lubed with white lithium spray lube. I also keep grease on the pin and wedge.
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My Revolution made some noise when turning and it couldn't be budged by hand or even with a 2x4 inserted in the back for leverage. I talked to my dealer and related that some people here could move them easily by hand. They talked to FR and got approval to replace it and one year later I can still move it 90 degrees with a firm shove. I do spray white lithium in the plate gap (which reminds me that its time to go out and do that again).
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How long towing before you could move your pin box back and forth? I can't even budge mine, but I can tell that it is the source of the screaming noise because when I put force on it to try to move it eith r way it gives little creaks same as when truck turns it.
I am on my second pinbox. The first one moved from day 1. The replacement one also moved from day 1.

The replacement was made due to the bearing on the shaft was seized and spinning inside the actual hitch as opposed to being a bearing surface. There are differing opinions on the bearing itself being lubricated or not. The engineers have told some not to worry whereas the service tech that replaced my inbox said the bearing needs to be lubed.
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Have you ever dropped the pin box completely down off the rear pivot and lubed it?

I'll go with the design engineers vs the tech. We know how good techs are.
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