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Old 04-18-2016, 10:26 PM   #11
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:30 AM   #12
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OZ - I just ordered the Titan specific wedge - give me a month or so and I'll try and come back and post my results/reaction.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:54 PM   #13
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OZ - I just ordered the Titan specific wedge - give me a month or so and I'll try and come back and post my results/reaction.
Thanks. I'd really like to hear. I'd also be curious if the dimensions are any different where it interfaces with the hitch. $50 bucks isn't really a big deal to try but I just wonder of its needed. On some other hitches I could see the need to get a good tight fit though.

Looking at pics of the wedge, it appears it will fit in the chute more but also looks shorter so maybe being it wouldn't be so picky about being lined up perfect?
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:35 PM   #14
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Revolution Hitch

I to had all kinds of problems hooking and unhooking my 2017 27.5RLTS revolution 16K pin to my Reese 20 k titan. I removed the standard lube plate and ordered the custom wedge. I actually think the universal wedge fits better in the 20K better the the custom wedge. When unhooking I raise the landing gear until the revolution just starts to raise off the 20K--- I then mark the landing gear with a pencil.[/U] When I go to hook up I raise or lower the landing gear ( as needed) to the pencil mark on the landing gear and drop the landing gear just a bit ( to make sure I won't enter with a high pin !) Of course you have to be pretty well aligned (Pin & hitch) I have been fortunate in the fact that the Revolution will sometimes move if I'm not quite lined up. The secret for me - for a quick hook up was marking the landing gear when I unhooked !)
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:00 PM   #15
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Reese revolution - looking for some specs or owners manual if it exists

I think the Reese Titan specific wedge made it much easier to hitch up in my 16k hitch.
But the dealer also told me that the hitch would "break in" with use and become easier the more I used it. This has become true.
Also I have the Lipert Levelup system that has "hitch memory" which basically does the same as your inventive marking method.
But one thing is absolutely true!!! With a sidewinder pin box you MUST have the pin box perfectly straight on the hitch when you back in. In other words you must match the exact same angle between the TV and 5er as when you unhitched.


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I havent logged in here in quite a while due to being work and traveling but I got the email that this thread was updated.

Since I've last posted, I did buy the specific wedge ands well. For me, that helped a bunch but the big thing was making sure the height was perfect hooking or unhooking. I think the hinge in the Revolution allows just enough movement up and down (very little but I can see it when looking very close when I put weight on it) that it'll bing up my 20k Titan hitch if it's too high or low. I imagine if I removed the plastic lube plate it would give enough room to not matter but once I figured out the trick I haven't had any problems since. Either hooking or unhook ingredients, I need to find the spot where I can just see at the back of the Revolution move. That tells me there is weight on the pin but not much. This allows me to latch or release with ease. If too much weight is pushing down, or its too high, my latch won't budge.

I've used mine probably 15 times or so now and as long as I do it correctly, it works great. I think all that said, the 20k Titan is heavy as heck. I'm really thinking going to an Anderson setup to make it easier to remove. However, with my shortbox, I don't want to give up my turning ability. There's always something.
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Lots of discussion in other threads about why an Anderson won't work with a Revolution. Has to do with the twisting action on the hitch. The Revolution pinbox puts much more twisting torque on the hitch than a regular pin box that just pivots.

I have a cheap electric winch from Harbor Freight mounted to the ceiling of my garage. Lift the hitch, drive out from under it, lower it onto a moving dolly (also from HF).
Much cheaper than converting to an Anderson.


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Right. You'd have to lock out the revolution to use the Anderson. Trade offs for ease of use I guess.

In my case, there has been times I've wanted to yank the hitch even when camping though to throw dirt bikes or whatever in the truck. It's just a pain. Doesn't matter though. I don't see myself swapping till I get my next 5er which will likely be a toy hauler anyway. On top of that, I'm seriously considering a Reese goosebox on the next one too.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:06 AM   #19
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Anderson hitch

At first when I was having so much trouble with the Revolution Pin box and the Reese 20K hitch--- I looked into the Anderson- according to E-trailer I would not have enough clearance. I have a 2016 Chevrolet 2500 HD gas ( which I'am very happy with) 6' box.

When I called Cequent about my problem hooking and unhooking- the first thing he advised was removing the factory installed lube plate. Repeating myself- after trying both the custom and the universal wedge- I found the universal and installing it according to the U tube video- light hammer- became the the best solution. I have had no problems since.

Sometimes I can move the Pin box by hand with a lot of force and other times no way. Hoping that will loosen up in time.
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