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Old 01-24-2015, 08:36 AM   #1
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Stop the Revolution or not

I just ordered a new F 250 with an 8ft bed. I have had 2 good years towing our 8280ws with a F 150 ecoboost with a 5.5 ft. bed. I am weighing the benefits of locking the pinbox and removing the wedge vs leaving it as it is. The only advantage I can think of is an easier hitch up, however, we have become very good at lining things up and hitching on the first try. I would appreciate any other thoughts on this.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:41 AM   #2
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We're just talking a few bolts right? Why not give it a try and see for yourself if the difference affects your towing?


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Old 01-24-2015, 08:53 AM   #3
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We're just talking a few bolts right? Why not give it a try and see for yourself if the difference affects your towing?


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The trailer pulled great unlocked. I noticed some side to side motion of the trailer that was not transfered to the truck. I thought that was a an advantage. Perhaps I should give it a try. I was thinking maybe I would gain cargo room in front of the trailer by leaving it free to rotate farther back.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
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Just out of curiousity did you have airbags on the F150? Looks like a big load on F150
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:55 PM   #5
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Just out of curiousity did you have airbags on the F150? Looks like a big load on F150
All I had was Roadmaster Stabilizers set to 70% payload. Pin weight was 1300 pounds and the truck handled the trailer with ease. I bought a F250 because I was told a trailer upgrade was in my future.
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Nice thing about a swivel hitch

One nice thing about the swivel hitch is I spin it 90' when we are set up and never have to worry about walking into it.
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One nice thing about the swivel hitch is I spin it 90' when we are set up and never have to worry about walking into it.
I haven't done that, it's a good idea and one more reason to keep the pinbox revolving.
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I haven't done that, it's a good idea and one more reason to keep the pinbox revolving.
It seems that this is only true for some folks. Others report that the pin gets too stiff to move by hand.

A benefit to the revolution is that you could potentially mod up a tonneau cover while towing. OldCoot has a snazzy setup.

A benefit to locking the revolution is you can use a pin box bike hitch now.
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It seems that this is only true for some folks. Others report that the pin gets too stiff to move by hand.

A benefit to the revolution is that you could potentially mod up a tonneau cover while towing. OldCoot has a snazzy setup.

A benefit to locking the revolution is you can use a pin box bike hitch now.
A pinbox bike hitch is a great idea, especially with the additional cab clearance we have.
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By moving the pivot point your also changing the tire track when cornering and will have to make allowances for that. But a person can learn and adapt to new characteristics.

Why did you decide to go with the longer bed?
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