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Posted: 03/01/12 12:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm considering adding Mor/ryde suspension and 5th airbourne pin box to my 5th wheel. Would this combination be worth installing total cost would be about $1100. Has anyone had any experience with these and did it improve the ride?


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Mine came with Mor/ryde suspension. And it rode great. Everything pretty well stayed in place in the trailer. And very little chucking.
Added a 5th Airborne pin box after a year. And it rides even better. Virtually no chucking and truck rides smoother also.

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We have the same trail air combo. Love them. The 5er rides on air and things don't go flying around as we go down the road.

Also, the road shocks are not transferred to the RV frame so in 8 years we have not seen a single stress crack.


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Posted: 03/01/12 02:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ours came with the TrailAir suspension and we added the MorRyde pin box. The ride is awesome and the MorRyde was worth its weight in gold! I have 2400# of pin weight at the scales. If I was to do it again and I was in the range of 2600# and up, I would go with a TrailAir TriGlide...the best of both worlds!


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Posted: 03/01/12 03:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the 5thAB, what a great pin box. You just have to make sure the air in the air bag is at the correct psi for your setup.


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Posted: 03/01/12 03:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Which Mor-Ryde suspension?

Ours came from the factory with the Mor-Ryde LRE suspension and we added a 5th airborne pinbox at the dealer. Ride is fantastic, but we don't know what it would have been like without those things.

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Do you detect a ride problem? Maybe ride depends on trailer size? I have a 30' FW that weighs about 8400lbs loaded moderately. No special suspension, no shocks, no air/spring pinbox. I don't notice that much of anything gets knocked around during travel (spices fell off counter and shampoo bottles fell over in shower) and none of this "chucking" I've read about, so I don't see I have a problem in search of a solution. Just saying.


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I have the Fifth Airborne and love it. Never had back & forth issue, only up and down, and the 5th Airborne fixed it. $1,100 labor for installation seems about four times too high. Got my 5th Airborne installed at the dealer for $100.


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Posted: 03/02/12 10:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Miles Away wrote:

I have the Fifth Airborne and love it. Never had back & forth issue, only up and down, and the 5th Airborne fixed it. $1,100 labor for installation seems about four times too high. Got my 5th Airborne installed at the dealer for $100.
I think that includes the cost of adding the Mor-Ryde suspension as well.

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Posted: 03/02/12 11:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While the Mor-Ryde LRE is made by MorRyde I dont consider that a suspension system like the IE system they make. Besure you know what you mean when comparing prices and function.


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