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Old 07-10-2014, 04:57 PM   #11
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Good grief!



That is about as incompetent as it gets, just glad the dealer is making it right on their dime.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:52 PM   #12
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Just curious, without any pivot, how were you even able to turn out of the dealers lot? I would guess that every turn would be difficult without a pivot.


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Old 07-16-2014, 08:04 AM   #13
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Falled out?
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:19 AM   #14
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wow! Just when you thought you'd heard it all. Cant imaging the stress and torque placed on the pin box and hitch mounts. And the tech was taking the initiative to repair what he saw as a problem. Gotta give him credit for being proactive.
Proactive? LOL I once threw away some really expensive Korean food because I thought it had spoiled. There's a big difference between ignorant and proactive.

My first thought, too.
If it bent that hitch like that, I'd put money down that says something on the trailer is bent, too. Big money.
The truck will be easy to inspect, but all new bolts, fasteners need to be used for the hitch and the old ones thrown away.

It's your call, but I'd take the front of the trailer apart and inspect the frame, etc.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:04 AM   #15
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Don't think the trailer needs to be taken apart. The hitch was the weak point and even tho' the pin box was stressed, it is built to withstand some extreme forces. As for replacing bolts, I would definitely replace the bolts in the pin box and on the wedge itself.
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I'm still trying to figure out how the dealer moved the RV with the wedge still attached. The storage lot where I store our RV was making roof repairs to there facility. They called and asked if they could move my unit out for a day, told them it was ok with me. Got a call back that they could not hitch up to it with the chunk of steel bolted to the pin area. I went and moved the RV and put it back the next day.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:52 PM   #17
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Good lesson for anyone with a revolution or sidewinder. Before dropping it at a dealer or repair shop remove the wedge and bolt up the revolution for standard operation.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:02 PM   #18
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(shrug) not for us. Our dealer's work force seems to understand the concept, as I noted on page 1. (drop their bolt in with a huge yellow warning flag hanging from it, then remove that when we pick it up)
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I'm still trying to figure out how the dealer moved the RV with the wedge still attached. The storage lot where I store our RV was making roof repairs to there facility. They called and asked if they could move my unit out for a day, told them it was ok with me. Got a call back that they could not hitch up to it with the chunk of steel bolted to the pin area. I went and moved the RV and put it back the next day.
The wedge does not cover the entire pin, just the upper 1" in the back which leaves approx. 2" of pin exposed. A lot of shops just have a hole in the fork and the pin just sets in the hole and some have a pc of pipe welded to a rectangular pc of tubing that is chained to the lift that the pin sits down in the pipe socket.
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The wedge does not cover the entire pin, just the upper 1" in the back which leaves approx. 2" of pin exposed. A lot of shops just have a hole in the fork and the pin just sets in the hole and some have a pc of pipe welded to a rectangular pc of tubing that is chained to the lift that the pin sits down in the pipe socket.
I understand how they could move it around that way, thought they were using a truck with a hitch in the bed of the truck but a forklift would be faster and easier
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