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BurbMan

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Posted: 01/31/22 09:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is what it says on the e-trailer product page:

"It is recommended that if sitting idle for more than a week, the air springs should be drained to relieve pressure on the system."

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Happy with this combo. Full-time use since 2015 and 6k pin weight.

Fore and aft plus up and down absorption. YES 9 grease Zerks on Pin Box. I use AMZ/OIL grease maybe that's why mine has not failed being used with 24k RV attached.

YEP bag does loose some air but I give it a shot along with the tires prior to heading out.

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TXiceman wrote:

You will get a lot of "opinions" on this, and many will be from a person with experience of the only pin box they have ever had on their first trailer. We have had several 5ers with different pin boxes. Some have had a rigid pin box. The current trailer had a Demco Glide Ride.

With the Demco, it reduces chucking but the links need replacing after about 20,000 to 30,000 miles. The link bushings wear and you start to get clunking when you start or stop, and it has some side play. We are using a Trailer Saver TS3 air ride hitch in the truck.

The best pin box we have had was a Mor/Ryde pin box. It helps to reduce chucking and is durable.
https://www.morryde.com/products/rubber-pin-box/

Some people who use the air ride pin boxes are happy with them, but it stays with the trailer when you sell it. With an air ride hitch, you can use it in different trucks and different trailers.

Ken


I have experience with both the Demco Glide Ride and the MORryde (current pin box). The Demco performed well and we didn't have the issues with link wear that TXiceman describes (though with more miles, it could have). I am extremely happy with our current MORryde pin box.

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We have the Morryde that TXiceman linked to, and like it. It surprises me how much that thing will move when I look at the dust on the pin box. It came factory on our Arctic Fox, and I am pretty sure if it goes bad, I will replace it with another.


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Posted: 01/31/22 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Leaning now toward an air ride hitch like the Trailer Saver with a standard pin box...thoughts?

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BurbMan wrote:

Leaning now toward an air ride hitch like the Trailer Saver with a standard pin box...thoughts?


I loved that system when I had it. I've run several hitches and pinboxes, and that would be one of my top two picks. The other would be the Reese Goosebox V2.

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After solid and TrailAir I went to Morryde and won't go back. It really smoothed out the ride.


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We had a Demco on our Excel and had to replace the bushings a couple of times in the 7 years we owned it. Combined with a Trailer Saver BD3 air hitch it rode pretty good. The aging process was making it more difficult for me to remove a heavy hitch from my truck bed so when we got the Pinnacle I had the dealer install a 20K Reese Goosebox Gen 2. I'm not sure how much the Reese contributed as we changed trucks at the same time but the ride is the best we have had in our 40 plus years of owning an rv of some sort.


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