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Columbis

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Been looking at 5th wheel rv's and noticed most of the new ones have the Reese Revolution Pin Box on them. I asked the salesman about this and he said they are for the short bed pickup trucks which give them 0 degree turning. I mentioned I have a long bed pickup and he said no worries for me. My question is?; Should I find one we like with the regular pin box or does it matter with this new pin box deal?., he was hard to slow down and I just want to make sure there won't be a problem. I like a long bed, works out better for my other hobbies and also have the Ford factory prep package in it. Appreciate any comments.

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It should work fine with a lb. I like the idea as because the pivot point is moved back a couple of feet it will backup more like a trailer which seems much easier for me to handle.


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It don't have to be able to pivot. They are sent from the factory with 2 bolts in the rear, thus making it a standard pin box. The trucks that deliver trailers with these pin boxes are using LB trucks with standard hitches. To engage the pivoting action you must remove the 2 bolts and add a wedge for your hitch.


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Send a PM to Hunter11, he has the Sidewinder (Reese Revolution) on a Paradise Pointe and tows with a long bed truck. He prefers the way it responds faster when backing.


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Thanks for the info on the pin box with the long bed. Sounds like I am good to go either way. Trying to research all I can before making the investment.
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It is the same as the Sidewinder that I have and all the info you've received is good.


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The whole point of a 5th wheel hitch is that the pivot point is over or slight ahead of the rear axle for stability. Changing that is a compromise. Chris


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I have a 39'6" 16K triple slide TH'er. I briefly towed it with a short box SRW truck at first with the stock pin box and then with a 19k 5th Airborne Sidewinder. I could not detect any difference in sway or stability between the two. I have since moved to a long bed DRW, but I am still using the Sidewinder. I like the way it tracks and reacts while backing up even with the long wheel base truck.


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Columbis, I have been running a Sidewinder on our 12k 5th wheel since 2008 and love it. I do have a LWB truck and did not really need it but it was a one off deal Crossroads did and it did not cost us anything. The trailer does respond much faster and backs and turns better thsn our old 5th wheel did and it was 4' shorter. You umay get negative comments on them but most of those people have never used one or towed with it. And yes they are very stable just like a regular pinbox if you have the proper wedge and have it adjusted correctly.


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Hunter11, JBC28. I have a 2013 Rockwood with this pin box and tow with a sb dodge 2500. I have a Reese 15K pro on a slider. It all works well but would prefer the Reese Revolution ingaged. I have read that it will give negetive reactions similar to a tongue pull when passing or being passed by large vehicles. Are you noticing any of this type of issue?

Sorry to hijack this thread Columbis.

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