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Old 01-12-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Revolution pin/hitch service bolts

When we picked up our 5er last Saturday the PDI guy showed us two bolts that he says *must* be installed on the back side of the pin box when we leave our rig for service. OK, I'm good with where they go. DH is good with why they must be installed(hellifiknow...something about dropping the trailer off the forklift if they're not installed)

My question is; for those of you with the Revolution, *where* do you put these two bolts so that you always remember to install them when you leave your rig for service?

Right now they're in a ziplock back that I marked in large red magic marker letters; SERVICE BOLTS and DH has them in that wide narrow well just inside the pass through bay door.

Anyone here have a better suggestion?
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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There is a spot on the hitch to put them in for storage. There is a diagram if you look up revolution hitch documents. Don't have the link right at handcwith me.

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:14 AM   #3
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There is a spot on the hitch to put them in for storage. There is a diagram if you look up revolution hitch documents. Don't have the link right at handcwith me.

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x's 2 If you look up at the bottom of the pin box you will see 2 3/4" inch wholes you just screw them in there. I don't understand your dealer, my dealer moves mine all the time without locking the unit out with his tractor, seen him do it.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:30 AM   #4
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x's 2 If you look up at the bottom of the pin box you will see 2 3/4" inch wholes you just screw them in there. I don't understand your dealer, my dealer moves mine all the time without locking the unit out with his tractor, seen him do it.
I'll show DH this thread.

The PDI guy said something about it turning and tilting the trailer, then tipping? (shrug)

We'll just make sure they're put on when we leave it for service. But if they're that important, and with the history we've had with the warranty/service dept. at this dealer I've no doubt that if they're that important the service guy will make sure they're installed anyway.

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I think they are 5/8" bolts and I just set them on a magnet which sits in the back of the pin box where they have to be installed. The dealer will still have to remove the wedge if he wants to use the (2) 5/8" bolts mentioned.
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:45 PM   #6
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We have taken in our unit for service numerous times, unfortunately, and have never needed to put the lockout bolts in. The hitch is so stiff I doubt it will rotate on the forklift when your dealer is moving the trailer around, especially at the slow speeds they do it and the fact they don't have the 'wedge' engaged in anything the way it is when it's on your truck.
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Never have seen a "dealer move an RV at slow speed" but that might be just because it is the end of the work week when I see them.
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Never have seen a "dealer move an RV at slow speed" but that might be just because it is the end of the work week when I see them.
Me either TJ. When we traded in our '14 V-Lite, the 'new guy' on the lot moved it into line. I yelled STOP! when I saw he was pushing it with the steps out, and they were catching on the pavement.

He shrugged and said "it'll be ok", so I shrugged and yelled "well it's not our problem any more! but shame on you!"

I also told our salesman what he did.

Oh, and the jack foot was dragging also.

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I think they are 5/8" bolts and I just set them on a magnet which sits in the back of the pin box where they have to be installed. The dealer will still have to remove the wedge if he wants to use the (2) 5/8" bolts mentioned.

Good idea OC. We have one of those magnetic nut/bolt bowls that mechanics use. Maybe we can find a spot to tuck that into.
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Good idea OC. We have one of those magnetic nut/bolt bowls that mechanics use. Maybe we can find a spot to tuck that into.
The one I have is just a strip.
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