We are very happy with our setup, both TV and 5th wheel. Just returned from a trip to Myrtle Beach and the wife made a comment on the way home it was a little bumpy this year. And it was more than past years. Thinking about an air hitch or air pin box for some addtional ride comfort to keep her and the kids sleeping more! Looking for thoughts, comments, pros and cons on either, along with real world setups for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Well I cannot speak for the air hitch's but "this one" for us came with a Trail Air pin box and its a "won't be without again" thing! I also have upgraded the suspension on the TV to Air bags (firestone)Between the two Que Suave! (smooooth) and both together less $$$ than the air ride hitch's cost! I've hit some pretty poor, gravel, washboard, roads here in Arkansas, between the air suspension up front and the EZ-flex suspension on rear we have never even vibrated the hand-soap sqirt bottle off the bathroom sink!
2012 Cedar Creek 36 RE Touring ED, all avail options
2011 GMC 2500 HD Denali DMax 4wd Superglide firestone bags
95' Procraft V-180-C 120HP OB, 80# cust TM, side/down image sonar
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Our ride was pretty good to start with, but added a 5th Airborne pin box. What little chucking I had has been virtually eliminated. And the truck rides smoother also. In the rear view mirror I can see the trailer moving up and down somewhat independent of the truck, obviously eliminating some of the shock from the trailer.
Have never had the air ride hitch so can't comment on that.
air hitch here but either works great for a smoother riding fifthwheel.
2001 35 ft avalon alpenlite RK
2005 3500 2wd duramax CC dually
trailair center point suspension
JT Strong Arm Stabilizers
KSH 55 inbed fuel tank
Induction Overhaul Kit
TST tire monitors
Not all pin boxes fit all 5ers so I would think a air hitch would be more versatile.
1* DW "Granny"
1* 2008 Brookside by Sunnybrook 32'
1* 2002 F250 Super Duty 7.3L PSD
Husky 16K hitch, Tekonsha P3,
Firestone Ride Rite Air Springs, Trailair Equa-Flex, Champion C46540
"A bad day camping is better than a good day at work!"
I have a Trailersaver hitch. Yes they are pricey. But not too much more than air pin box and traditional hitch.
As others have said. I can keep the Trailersaver hitch for my future rigs vs. a pin box which stays with the 5'er. Pin boxes are not 100% interchangeable
07'Duramax dually,12'Open Range 399BHS
Hawkshead TPMS,Hensley BD3,Killerbee exhaust brake
Blue Ox Bedsaver,air bags w/compressor
Arvika pin box bike rack,Bak Flip tonneau cover
5500 Onan LP,EMS-HW-50
14'Porta Bote w/8.0 Nissan
Vu Cube 2000,Splendide 2000S