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Old 04-17-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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reese revolution hook up problems

does anyone out there have any tips on hooking up with the reese revolution. It seems that I have to line up my truck with the revolution box perfectly or the wedge tends to bind - then I have to either pull out and line up better or step on the gas to push it in. Once I'm hooked up, I really like the revolution because I never have to think about turning, even past 90 degrees.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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I'll answer my own question. Technically, the universal wedge that came with my Reese Revolution will work with my Pro Series 20K hitch. But, as I stated in my original post I had a problem hooking up. What I've learned is that there is a custom wedge for my particular hitch combination. I ordered it and installed it. It definitely makes hooking up easier. However, I still have to line up pretty well for a smooth hook up. Putting a line on my pin box and another line on my rear window and using my rear view mirror rather than turning back solved the line up problem. I guess this was one of those things I just had to figure out on my own.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:31 AM   #3
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I have the sidewinder and love it. But it does take some getting used to for hooking and unhooking. I also have the 20K pro series Reese hitch with custom wedge.

I connect first time about 70% of the time now.
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I have the sidewinder and love it. But it does take some getting used to for hooking and unhooking. I also have the 20K pro series Reese hitch with custom wedge.

I connect first time about 70% of the time now.
I have never had a problem unhooking. I've learned that the height of hitch and pin box matter. When hooking, it seems better if the bottom of the pin box is about 1/2" lower than the hitch plate. When unhooking, it seems best if I lift the trailer about 1/2" off the hitch plate. Since I have changed to the custom wedge and learned to line up better I have not had a problem. I think the Revolution is great because it's assuring to know that I'll never hit my truck. There was just a bit of a learning curve to hook up. I wonder though why my original post did not get more responses. I'm sure that lots of people out there have had the same problem. If you're reading this and have a Sidewinder or Revolution, please share what you have learned.
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