Don't Let This Happen to You!
Had the 5th wheel at an RV shop for 3 days for some service. Apparently when they moved the trailer with their forklift, the driver noticed the hitch was turning under the trailer, as well as at the king pin. So, what does he do? He got two bolts and locked the Reese Revolution Hitch. He did not bother to tell anyone as he thought it was the right thing to do. (The bolts must have falled out!)
Now I come along, hook up the 5th wheel, do the pull test, and off I go. When backing down the driveway where we are staying, and starting to make the hard turn, BANG! Very loud noises. WTF???
No wonder, as the hitch did not turn at either the king pin or under the trailer. I am suprised I did not have more trouble towing it the 10 miles out here.
I was able to unhitch the 5th wheel and drive the truck back to the dealer as I had no idea what the problem was. I was sure the hitch failed in some manner. WRONG.
So, the RV shop is coming out here to take the 5th wheel to their shop and repair the Revolution Hitch. Tomorrow I get to take the truck to the dealer for a new Reese Hitch. All at no cost to me - as it should be.
Be sure to tell RV shops about your Revolution hitch so they don't do the same thing to your unit. It was not fun.
Tom & Renée
2015 Wildcat 295RSX
2012 Ford F-250, 4x4, 6.7 Liter Diesel