Originally Posted by BuddyRay
On several RV Forums I've read all kinds of comments about what hitches are and are not compatible with the Reese Revolution. This issue is the "wedge" that goes into the V of the hitch plate in front (back?) of the jaws. That "wedge" is what keeps the Revolution from pivoting at the hitch. When the hitch plate is "engineered steel" it's still basically sheet metal - very strong sheet metal but still sheet metal. So the edges of the wedge are pressing against the side of that metal when you turn. Some claim that it eventually digs into the sides of the wedge (which is basically hard rubber).
That's why I bought a Reese Titan - because it has a cast plate with very tick walls at the V.
I don't know that this is enough of a problem to avoid the hitch that's made for your factory prep - but on other forums the recommendation is "Call the Reese Support line and ask if the hitch you're considering is compatible with the Revolution."
I knew this was bound to come up at some point.....
I have talked to both Reese and B&W, and the RVK3600 specifically (I'm sure the Ford prep model as well) works with the Revolution and both Reese and B&W will warranty each product when used in combination with one another. The only product not designed to work with the Revolution is the B&W gooseneck model.
But I do see what you mean by the thickness of the plate, the B&W is thinner looking. I was really hoping to use something designed to work with my factory prep package rather then getting a picture frame adapter so I guess i'll have to continue my research. Thanks for the input!!!