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Old 03-19-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Reese 10k revolution

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We have the 2013 Rockwood 8280WS Signature Ultra lite with the Reese 10k revolution sidewinder pinbox - plus the Curt E16 fifth wheel hitch...towing with a Ford F150 crew cab...

My question - can we (hubbie!) activate the sidewinder function ourselves? We have seen the information on the Reese website about doing this and after watching the Forest River video on using it - it looks amazing and would sure help us out when trying to get into some tight spots...
Any advice would be most welcome...
Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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Yes, 2 bolts under pin box need removed (keeps from pivoting) and install "King pin wedge" which should be bolted to bottom of pin box. Instructions tell how to setup. Get from Etrailer web site.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Hi there
We have the 2013 Rockwood 8280WS Signature Ultra lite with the Reese 10k revolution sidewinder pinbox - plus the Curt E16 fifth wheel hitch...towing with a Ford F150 crew cab...

My question - can we (hubbie!) activate the sidewinder function ourselves? We have seen the information on the Reese website about doing this and after watching the Forest River video on using it - it looks amazing and would sure help us out when trying to get into some tight spots...
Any advice would be most welcome...
Thanks!
They are very nice when activated. Easy to do if you have a 1/2" breaker bar and the right size sockets just like fkent1 suggested. I really like mine and it lets me tow with a full bed hard tonneau cover.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:52 PM   #4
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They are very nice when activated. Easy to do if you have a 1/2" breaker bar and the right size sockets just like fkent1 suggested. I really like mine and it lets me tow with a full bed hard tonneau cover.
Thanks so much for the reply - and the confirmation that it works! We'll be sure to get this activated - just as soon as my hubbie gets over a very painful bout of sciatica...

PS - love the truck!

If anyone would like to have a look at my blog - we're currently in Spain - in the sunshine
Garretts on the Road... | Adventure… before Dementia…

Thanks again...
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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I have the Reese Revolution where it's locked at the hitch and pivots at the top. Works well with my F-150, can't hit the cab with the camper.

PS. There's nothing I don't love about the truck

and, I've worked in Spain many times.
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