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Beaker

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Posted: 01/25/13 02:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Got the Sidewinder installed and nothing but frustration since.

The pin is 4" higher than the old one, which was already a little nose high.

Crossroads- Don't put springs in lower hole in shackles
Lippert - Don't cut or weld on frame to space shackles.
Reese/Cequent- We can only help you with our product.

Guess I'll spend the $300+ to return it.

What a shame. Seems like a good product.


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Need to see pix to recommend fix for your rig.

Mine fits fine...

* This post was edited 01/26/13 01:27pm by Shadow_Grey *


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Posted: 01/25/13 07:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Beaker wrote:

Got the Sidewinder installed and nothing but frustration since.
Guess I'll spend the $300+ to return it.


Ouch. Was it a Internet sale or what?


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Posted: 01/25/13 10:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pictures would be a great help. Pictures of what you have and of the new pin box. More information! No adjustment for raising the pin box or lowering the hitch?

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RCMAN26,

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No adjustment for raising the pin box or lowering the hitch


Hitch is all the way down.

Although there would be 4" upward adjustment for a "normal" pinbox, the Sidewinder turret MUST be lower than the wings or it will twist everything.

Just seems odd that I have the only combination of truck and fifth wheel that cannnot use this pinbox.

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Let's see some pix of what you got...can't help you if we don't see it...

Gotta be a way to get it to work!!!



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