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Old 04-16-2012, 01:24 PM   #11
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I have the Revolution and it works just as it's supposed to. One added benefit is that when parked at your site, you can swivel the pin under the trailer so there's no risk of anyone walking into it. You also need no grease on the hitch plate so things stay a lot cleaner.

I didn't ask Jayco, but I did contact Reese about adding the fifth airborne. I was told that I'd need to replace everything. I can't imagine Jayco voiding anything since the frame was designed for the Revolution, the added bracing (or what ever they do special) is there and all you would add is the cushioning.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:06 PM   #12
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I have a set of airbags on order. There is no option to upgrade to an airryde. You can replace the whole pinbox with an airborne sidewinder. Much more expensive than the revolution, about 3x the price.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:14 AM   #13
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NYLYON, are you saying you can turn the pin box around by hand. I've tryed to do just that on mine and can't turn it by hand. Maybe I'm just not hoss enough or mine will loosen up as time passes.

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Yes, I can turn mine by hand, it's stiff but very movable.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #15
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Greg, I can't give any advice. I just purchased a 31.5 fbhs with the Reese revoltion pin box. I've only pulled it twice, that being home from the dealer then again from the driveway to the parking shed. I was concerned about pulling a 5er, but, it soooooooo much better that pulling a bumper pull. I chose the Revolution after some research. I did not want a slider as I did not want the weight to shift while turning.

As I said, I can't give advice, but I do like the choice I made.

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In looking at the Revolution type pin boxes it looks to me that when you are in a turn, the weight of the trailer is over the turret of the pin box. This makes me think that if the weight is over the turret, then the turret end of the pin box is acting as a lever pulling up on the pin. Is this right?

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Panhead, Not sure I understand your statement. With a Reese Revolution the weight of the trailer sitting on the truck remains just in front of the rear axle during turns. With a slider, during turns, the trailer weight sitting on the truck moves from just in front of the rear axle to just behind the rear axle of the truck. This shift would also remove weight from the front wheels of the TV.

Nylyon, After reading you post, last evening I pushed with all my mite to turn the pin box 180 degrees by hand. It would not budge. Before you ask, yes the locking bolts are removed. It turns at that location while traveling. Do you think there is a problem with mine? Just how easy does yours turn?

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Well I suppose that it's either yours or mine.... Can't explain so I took a brief video..

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Nylyon,
That is amazing, mine will not do that at all. Makes me wonder if mine is okay. I guess time will tell. I'm going out now to take another look at mine.
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Panhead, Not sure I understand your statement. With a Reese Revolution the weight of the trailer sitting on the truck remains just in front of the rear axle during turns. With a slider, during turns, the trailer weight sitting on the truck moves from just in front of the rear axle to just behind the rear axle of the truck. This shift would also remove weight from the front wheels of the TV.

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What I'm trying to say is...... If you are at a 90* angle with your TV the weight would have to be over the turret part of the pin box. This is part of the reason you can't use a Revolution type pin box with the B&W companion hitch. I think Jayco stopped putting them on the Super Lites from the factory as well.

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Just purchased a 31.5RLTS, which had a RR. It is a factory option only Jayco does not warrant an after market addtion. They said that they add additional reinforcement to the front end structure. I really like it, we pull with a 2008 Chevy Duromax and it is great you just do not get into a place where there is an issue with clearance between the 5er and the cab. As long as you pay attention to where you are and do not get hemed in. I have a Curt 16K non slider. The pin box seems to be a little out of line with the truck sometimes but i figure that there has to be some play between the hitch and the pin box spacers, which are a part of the RR. I will contact Reese and see if there are any special spacers for my hitch to eliminate even more of the play. I do not see a problem with the play it is just looking in the rear mirror and the pin box being a little to one side or the other. Nor sure if the RR is available in the larger models.
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