We have the 5th Airborne pinbox on our 40' TH. It works well (maybe reduced the negative ride by 20-25%) but to be honest if I had the chance to do it again, I'd get the Trailer Saver by Hensley. I rode in a truck that had this setup with our trailer and the difference was noticeable. Just a seat-of-the-pants feeling would say the reduction was about 50% of negative ride effects. They aren't cheap however, but I feel it's a worthwhile investment if you tow more than a few times a year.
08 Jayco Recon ZX 40' 3 axle T/H, dual A/C, 2006 RAM 3500 Cummins Dually, Pac Brake, Banks CAI, Monster Exhaust, 3.5" RAM intake, 51 Gal aux tank w/ tool box, 265/70/17 Goodyear Wrangler SA Pro Grades, Reese Sig series 24K hitch. DVD/NAV/Backup Camera.
We're on our 2nd Trailersaver, just installed (by me). The first was mounted on our Volvo 770 HDT (which we recently parted company with...sadly) and we now have a brand new TS3 mounted on standard Reese rails. (We had originally planned to install one of the new Reese 20K hitches but when they were late coming in we decided to go back to the TS3 and are glad we did.) The new TS3 will definitely be with us for a looooooong time as it fits most standard rail setups. If we DID decide to change to a new truck at some time in the future, changeover is really simple. The only hiccup would be switching the air line and electrical from the 'old' cab to the 'new' cab. Or, I always have the option of just running it off the onboard compressor plugged into the trailer hookup. Personally, I prefer having the air gauge and compressor switch in the cab where I can see it.
We took the new hitchup for it's first test run yesterday, and love it, as expected. Now, we can hardly wait for our first of many trips this summer!!
Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention....if I want it out? Four pins and a crowbar to lift it enough to get a couple of 2X4's under it and it slides to the back of the truck to a couple of sawhorses or ??? and it's out, leaving the bed clean for whatever. Not that that will happen too often. That's OUR way to go...yours may be different.
2003 Ford F350 7.3 Powerstroke. 4:10 CC Dually, Edge Evolution chip, TS3 air ride hitch.
33' Alpenlite & 5 decades of happy RV'ing
"I tried a lot of different things in my life, before I found my true vocation: RETIREMENT!!
I have the Sidewider pin box with the air ride hitch. I rode fine last year and ride will be better this year since the frame was modified to fit the tow vehicle better (level now). Hitch usually gets place less than the trailer so that is why I went with this set up.
2010 F-150 XLT-XTR - Max Tow
2011 KZ Durango 305BH
Husky Airbox Revolution 16K Hitch
Teddy Rufus (Standard Schnauzer)May 8, 2010
Top Pop Rails -3 bikes
Chevman, what brand is your air hitch? I can not seem to google a Reese air hitch.
We have the easyrider airhitch. the reese part of it is the bed rails and the 20K head so it is an easyrider/reese. the easyrider lost out a few years ago from another air hitch company that was not building illegal products because of a patent issue. I would buy the trailersaver if we needed to purchase another airhitch because they fit the reese bed rails. Air is awesome,
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
I have an AIR SAFE hitch and Mor Ryde IS Suspension. The ride is fantastic and the hitch has been great. Have had the hitch now for 6 years without a problem.
You pay more for an Air hitch but you always pay more for quality.
2008 F350 CC 2WD LB 6.4 Lariat Auto SRW, Retrax, AirSafe Hitch, Train Horns, On-Board air, RideRites, Aux Tank, 19.5 Michelins