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Old 06-29-2015, 01:43 PM   #1
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Air ride 5th hitch..

My 5th hitch also has bags for anti surge..haven't played with it much because I am still trying to get the feel of the air pressure I have in it for lift as well..

But if you are feeling the "push"..should I increase the pressure or decrease it.. ?

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Old 06-29-2015, 02:04 PM   #2
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I always thought that the air bag hitches were made to stop the up and down hits not the push/pull.
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I guess...I haven't paid much attention to them in the past...but mine is intended do both...previous owner took off this hitched and replaced it with a ball hitch...

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Does the hitch have any make/model information on it? This may help you find someone with the same hitch.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:25 AM   #5
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I have the Hensley TS3 but pretty new to towing with it. I did just complete a 1000 mile each way trip and found that airing my hitch up a little more than the recommended starting point worked best for my setup. I only had one occasion where I really felt the pushing/pulling forces and it was exiting a concrete freeway that was in terrible shape. I was only doing about 25-30 mph but the jerking was terrible for a few seconds. I think the idea setup would be an air hitch such as my TS3 and a Mor/Ryde type pin box.

I do think the air hitch is probably one of the best upgrades that can be bought to improve towing. It really does make a huge difference in the ride and stress on the truck and trailer. It's amazing watching the front of the trailer moving up and down a lot and not feel anything in the truck. It makes for a much less fatigued and less stressful tow experience in my opinion.
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What air pressure do you run ?

I have been thinking about a Mor/Ryde type pin box but wondered if the second set of air bags I have would do almost the same job....

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Air ride 5th hitch..

I don't know the pressure off hand but air it up above the white line about 3/4 of an inch. It has an air compressor built in but it's the one that's controlled on the side of the hitch, not in the truck and auto adjusts.

Guy I bought it from had a Mor/Ryde pin box and said the combination worked really well together. Trail Air has one very similar to the Mor/Ryde now, I think either would be great.

I have heard that having both an air ride pin box and hitch can cause them to basically pull against each other but don't know if that's true. My trailer pulls much better now with the TS3 and I just have a standard Lippert pin box. It's so good now that I don't see it getting a whole lot better but have heard with a Mor/Ryde combination it's just about as good as it gets. If I keep my current trailer I'm going to try the Mor/Ryde or similar Trailair.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:12 PM   #9
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I have a Demco Glide Ride pin box with a Hensley BD3 hitch. The combination is very smooth. I ordered the Demco with the fifth wheel so I have no experience pulling with a solid pin. I do have experience with the Demco and a solid hitch and the difference is night and day with the Hensley. Much better ride.
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So the answer is..keep the pressure the same in the lify bags and increase the pressure in the fore / aft bags..

Will know if this works next week
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