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Old 01-31-2016, 04:18 PM   #1
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Air Pin box suggestions

OK, I know there are some folks out there that went through the same thing I am trying to decide. Wanting to replace my stock pin box with one that will give me a smooth ride and will also eliminate the jerking (chucking motion)

So, of these 2 which one would you buy? If you have one, what are the pro's and con's of yours

Trail-air or Mor-ryde ?????

all info will be appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:36 PM   #2
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Do not believe any will stop all chucking. Camper is much heavier than tow vehicle and will transfer motion back to truck. I had Trail Air on DRV and it was terrible. Teton, when I had the 3500, had little chucking and it has a solid pin box with air ride hitch. Truck was overload and rode as a sled though. There is a pin box that moves. It has rubber in it. Someone will post name. It should help but I see maintenance on it. replacing rubber bumps.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:23 PM   #3
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When I bought my first 40' toy hauler, it chucked and bumped terribly. I installed the 5th Airborne with an airbag and shock absorber. The chucking was reduced by about 80 % and the bumping went away. When I traded to a 39' Bighorn, I transferred the pin box to the new trailer and have never been sorry. Just another option.
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We used a Trail-Air with the single shock absorber with our 32' New Horizons and a GMC dually and it worked fine.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:11 PM   #5
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chpbeermug, I see that 5th Airborne has several models. Looks like a standard one, a sidewinder and not sure what all else. Which one did you install?
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chpbeermug, I see that 5th Airborne has several models. Looks like a standard one, a sidewinder and not sure what all else. Which one did you install?
https://jet.com/product/detail/1ed31...FcKGaQod1FIGvg
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I purchased the standard airborne. The sidewinder seemed to be for short bed trucks. Mine's a long bed
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I had a rotoflex with the rubber damper and it worked great. I ended up going to the new flexair as I could not get enough bed clearance with the other setup, this new one give me al lot more adjustment as it sits lower, Very happy with it the trailer seems to just float behind the truck. No chucking or banging
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:11 AM   #9
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I bought the MorRyde and it only stopped some of it. On a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a 6-7. I've got the correct pin weight FWIW.
I've read that the new style Andersen 5th hitch stops chucking.
If I had the money I'd sell my MorRyde and try the Trail air.
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"I've read that the new style Andersen 5th hitch stops chucking. " There is NO WAY the Andersen will stop Chucking!

I have the TrailAire with TriGlide and it works great!
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:09 PM   #11
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If you consider a air ride hitch you will get more range of motion , bigger cap air bag(s) and best of all it will stay with your truck and not leave with the trailer when sold.
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"Chucking" is that rocking motion that can be violent. It is the heavier towed unit overpowering the tow unit. The towed unit lurches forward or backward due to road conditions and pulls or pushes on tow unit. Any hitch that don't address this will chuck on most roads. The heavier the truck or lighter camper lessens this. The hitch I provided does. I have never used it though but it allows forward and apt movement so it should lessen chucking. Anderson is a solid ball connection. No way it address chucking.
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It would be interesting to know how many 5th wheel owners have some form of chucking. It's not like its a common topic by someone new every week. Some say their combo tows perfect, while others are getting jerked bad.
Do all 5th wheels chuck? Or is it a subjective feeling. My 5th wheel is rather light @9000lbs with an 1800lb pin. My truck is a 12 2500 CTD 4x4 CC LB. Plenty of truck for a lighter weight 5th wheel. But I get chucking.
So how does one determine if the chucking is permanent or fixable? Is all chucking fixable?
I had a TT prior that had some jerking. Did every trick in the book and never got rid of the terrible towing experience until I sold it.
How much of the chucking can be placed on a poor 5th wheel design?
Would a different truck make any difference?
It would be IMO informative to start a poll about chucking.
Truck and 5th wheel listed along with any suspension mods and pin changes.
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I never felt 'chucking' but it could be a individual thing ,one mans chucking is normal to another.
Once we got the volvo I immediately noticed my neck and shoulders were not stiff and sore at the end of a 8 hour drive,I now can drive from ontario to tenn. (12 hours) and no fatigue at all.
So even though i would say the F250 combo did not chuck something was causing me to brace /tension my upper body,was it a subtle form of chucking?
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