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turbopilot51

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Posted: 05/27/12 07:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I ordered a new Morryde pin box last week and it should arrive this Tuesday. I am looking for advise from those who have replaced their own pin box. Looking for short cuts or advise on what not to do.
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I replaced my pin box with a 5th Airborne pin box, by myself.
I just lowered the tailgate of the truck, backed under until the old pin box was just above the tailgate, lowered the jacks until the pin box was just a couple inches above the tailgate, pulled the bolts and let the pin box down on the tail gate. Then raised the jacks to clear the pin box, pulled the truck out from under the trailer, moved the old pin box out of the way, and moved the new pin box to where the old one was. Then backed the truck back under the trailer, slowly lowered the trailer as I guided the new pin box into the brackets, put new grade 6 bolts in, attached the electrical box to the new pin box.
Pretty easy way to do it by your self. Even easier if you have help.

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Posted: 06/09/12 11:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Installed the new Morryde pin box last week and took the fiver out for a test pull. I could tell there was about allot less chucking. Today we are heading to a camping spot about 100 miles south of here so this will be a good test for it. The total install took me about four hours from start to finish working by myself. I upgraded the bolts to grade eight and torqued to about 175lbs. Now on to the next project.

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Posted: 06/09/12 10:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Installed the same pin box last November by myself. It took about the same time. One mistake I did make was to measure the height before I removed the old pin box. I installed the new moryde to low so I had to remove and raise another set of holes higher. It was the best upgrade I have done so far.

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