Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-07-2017, 11:06 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 408
Pin height

Does anybody know the pin height (bottom of pin to ground when sitting level) of a late-model 8289WS?

Thanks,


Dudley
__________________

stephndudb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 11:13 AM   #2
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
This one is 41 1/4"
__________________

bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 11:15 AM   #3
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
Depends on which pin box.....Lippert 1621 here
bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 11:47 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by bob caldwell View Post
Depends on which pin box.....Lippert 1621 here
Thanks. Is that the Lippert pin box with the Reese Revolution installed?
stephndudb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 11:48 AM   #5
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
No.....
bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 12:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 408
Ok, wasn't sure how that worked. Not familiar with the Reese hitch that comes standard now. Wondered if they were just bolting those into a Lippert or other OEM box. I guess the correct question is: Does anyone know the pin height of a Reese Revolution on a 8289WS?
stephndudb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 12:58 PM   #7
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
There you go.....
bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 01:08 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10,494
Send a message via AIM to B and B
Hello Stephen,

I have a 2829WS with Reese Revolution Hitch. I had too ad a lift kit to tow level with the F 150 and have enough clearance between box and trailer. With my F350 I actually had to drop my Reese Elite Truck hitch 2 holes (about 2 1/4 inches) to level out. The clearance I have is 6 1/2 inches all around.
B and B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 04:19 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 408
I actually have the opposite problem. Our 2004 F350 dually sits lower than today's trucks but I need to lift the trailer because of ground clearance issues. So, my trailer will be high and the truck low. I'm worried I won't be able to raise the truck hitch enough to meet the raised pin height. Pin height on my current trailer is 43.5". I can raise the hitch to about 46. Hoping the normal pin height of a 8289ws/Reese Revolution is around 43/44 or less.
stephndudb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 08:59 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 408
So, I've been measuring pin height wrong. What I actually need to ask is: what is the height from the ground to the skid plate above your Reese Revolution pin when your trailer's sitting level?
stephndudb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 02:04 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
jtatum65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Lewistown, IL
Posts: 250
I think the real question is...what are you trying to accomplish to begin with?
__________________
Jim & Evelyn Tatum
2018 Shasta Phoenix 336RL FW
2019 Dodge Ram 2500 Big Horn 6.4L 8spd 4x4
Nights Camped 2019 = 40
Nights Camped 2018 = 28
Nights Camped 2017 = 27
jtatum65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 07:08 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtatum65 View Post
I think the real question is...what are you trying to accomplish to begin with?
We have a high angle of attack entering/exiting our driveway. Need a trailer with a lot of ground clearance at the back. It looked like the 8289 fit the bill if we added the Dexter lift kit. I assumed the pin height was 47", which would be 50" after the lift. My hitch maxes out at 50", so all would be good.

Then I started hearing about pin heights of 49-50". Adding the lift in that case would leave me towing nose-down by 2-3", which would stress my front axle/tires. So, for now, I've cancelled the lift kit order until I can get to the trailer and take some careful measurements with it sitting level: pin height and ground clearance at the rear stabilizers (the low point). I may have to choose between risking dragging my stabilizers and living with the nose down by 3".

Was hoping someone knew offhand what the pin height was with a Revolution so I didn't have to run out to the dealer.
stephndudb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2017, 10:49 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 11
I just bought a 2017 8280, and then bought the truck to tow it! The truck is a 2017 Ram 2500 4x4 with a bed height of 36". I was concerned about towing nose high. While the trailer was being stored at the dealer, I asked the sales guy to measure the ground to plate distance and he said 47". I assumed I'd have to do the Dexter lift.

Called the FR rep at the factory and he said the design drawings had the plate at 49.9". Breathed a sigh of relief. Installed the Curt A16 hitch with Ram OEM 5th wheel prep and the height was right at 15" for a tow height of 51".

Picked up the trailer last week and hooked up the trailer and on a level surface, it was 0.8 deg nose up. Almost level!!!!!

While unhooked on level concreted and the trailer was perfectly level (I have a digital level that will read to .01deg) and the plate height on the trailer was 49.7", almost exactly what the design drawing says.

Bottom line is that I was sweating a lot for nothing! It all worked out in the end. But for about a week I had already researched the Dexter lift kit and priced it out, assuming I'd be doing it.

Jim

Quote:
Originally Posted by stephndudb View Post
We have a high angle of attack entering/exiting our driveway. Need a trailer with a lot of ground clearance at the back. It looked like the 8289 fit the bill if we added the Dexter lift kit. I assumed the pin height was 47", which would be 50" after the lift. My hitch maxes out at 50", so all would be good.

Then I started hearing about pin heights of 49-50". Adding the lift in that case would leave me towing nose-down by 2-3", which would stress my front axle/tires. So, for now, I've cancelled the lift kit order until I can get to the trailer and take some careful measurements with it sitting level: pin height and ground clearance at the rear stabilizers (the low point). I may have to choose between risking dragging my stabilizers and living with the nose down by 3".

Was hoping someone knew offhand what the pin height was with a Revolution so I didn't have to run out to the dealer.
__________________

SoCalSunLovers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 AM.


×