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Old 06-03-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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Reese Revolution Rotating Pin Box

Has any one used the Reese Revolution pin box? It can be used in short wheelbase trucks and allows for turns over 90 degrees without a slider. It comes in different load ratings up to 21K and is welded to the existing pin box frame. It moves the pivot back 22 inches which makes backing a 5er easier. It also makes hitching easier since you can turn it to hook up if you can't hit it squarely. It sounds like a good idea and some trailers are now coming with it installed.

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I've had the Sidewinder/Revolution for 3 years and it worked well with the 5'7" box on my F150 and now with the 6.75' box on my F350. There is also an Airborne model that has air cushioning.
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I've read it adds sway with the longer units similar to travel trailers due to the pivot point being pushed back to the tailgate. This is more than likely just from the longer units.

I've seen a lot of rambox owners using it, they seem to love it.
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I've read it adds sway with the longer units similar to travel trailers due to the pivot point being pushed back to the tailgate. This is more than likely just from the longer units.

I've seen a lot of rambox owners using it, they seem to love it.
One of the advantages they claim it that, with the pivot point moved back, it backs more like a TT so is easier to get into tight spots. I imagine that the trailer wheels would track closer to the trucks wheels so that you wouldn't need to swing so wide.
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I've never noticed any sway with my 34'. Rock solid compared to my TT. I still have to swing wide for turns.
One thing to be aware of is that the turret bolts need to be torqued to 45 lbs every so often. Didn't know until late in the second season and they were really loose by then. If you can move the pinbox by hand, the bolts are too loose.
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Our 2014 Rockwood 8289WS came with the Reese Revolution. 1-1/2 years and 2.5K miles of towing I really like it. The big advantage that I noticed is being able to do more than a 90% turn with a 6.5' pickup bed. As for backing and making turns I can't tell much difference. Glad I have it
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I have the older version by Fabex. Far bettter choice than any slider hitch but I would not say it makes backing up easier and I do have to swing wide for turns.
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Have used it since 2012 and love it after I made a custom wedge and threw the factory wedge in the trash. I also modified an Undercover hard tonneau cover so I tow with the bed completely covered.
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That cover you made is fantastic!
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Wowser on that cover! Great job!
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Why a custom wedge?
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Why a custom wedge?
The factory one has slots and has a circular part that fits in the hitch that constantly tries and succeeds in moving the wedge. You can buy custom wedges that have flat sides and no slots which is what I made. Made it in 2012 and it hasn't come loose in over 40k miles and I check torque on the bolts before we leave on any trip, as do I check lug nut torque.
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Just out of cruising what brand 5th wheel hitch is in the bed?
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Just out of cruising what brand 5th wheel hitch is in the bed?
Reese 16K Standard with an "Old Coot" copy of the Butch's Bed Saver welded to it.
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