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Old 09-01-2014, 07:49 AM   #1
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I'm using the new Reese Revolution hitch on our new 5th wheel. It takes the danger out of towing with a 6'4" truck bed. Instead of pivoting over the truck axle as most 5th wheel hitches, it pivots where it attaches to the trailer. You can jack-knife the trailer without hitting the cab. Turns on a dime! However, it is a bear to back up. I haven't got used to it yet. It never wants to back straight. Is anyone else having this trouble with this hitch? Can you give me any suggestions?
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Sounds like the wedge is not set in properly and allowing too much side movement at the king pin. Since a fiver is so slow to respond to steering inputs, that may be the problem. But then the Revolution responds faster than a normal fiver hitch, more like a TT, so that may be the issue. But most likely it will become easier with more experience, just take your time.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:45 AM   #3
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I have had the wedge checked and it is installed correctly. I think it's just experience.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:02 PM   #4
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I have had the wedge checked and it is installed correctly. I think it's just experience.
Most likely experience. I have the Sidewinder and my backing keeps improving in my third season. I get it started in the intended direction, but turn the wheel the other way about halfway in to get it straight. I had been waiting too long previously.
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I too have the reese revolution, have been using it for 9 months now. I'm just starting to get the hang of backing with it, the more I practice the better I get.
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Ditto to what the others have said. I have no experience with a regular hitch, but have found that while far less "touchy" than my boat, it still needs to be anticipated more than what I believe a standard hitch requires.
With a 90 degree into my driveway needed, I'm finally getting to the point where I only back and fill once or twice to get it in place. Got applause from some other campers over labor day for doing the same in a camp site, placing it exactly where needed between two trees after a 90 degree. (was dumb luck!). So yes, it's behaving a bit like a bumper pull, which is to be expected, I guess...parking lot practice does help...
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