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Old 08-02-2016, 05:27 PM   #15
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Go with the reese airbourne set up and never look back.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:24 PM   #16
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My Montana Mountaineer 347 THT is 37' and has a 10900 GWVW . Have found a Reese Airborne Sidewinder rated at 21000 . Is that to much for my Monty or I'm I ok as long as I don't exceed the rated capacity of the pin box ? I'm towing with a 2012 F-350 King Ranch SWD.

We just returned from a week at Pelicans Roost RV Park in Mayport, Fl driving from Western NC to FL. and back and I-95 was a tough, as CHUCK, was a constant companion!
Thinking of a aftermarket pinbox to help.
Any suggestions would be appreciated !
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Hensly air ride hitch and a Moryde pin box . The air ride hitch causes the trailer to float and mitigates almost all the stress in that part of the frame and the moryde eliminates the bit of chucking that is left. Also a moryde 4000 suspension and disc brakes will do wonders in your stopping ability.
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My Montana Mountaineer 347 THT is 37' and has a 10900 GWVW . Have found a Reese Airborne Sidewinder rated at 21000 . Is that to much for my Monty or I'm I ok as long as I don't exceed the rated capacity of the pin box ? I'm towing with a 2012 F-350 King Ranch SWD.

We just returned from a week at Pelicans Roost RV Park in Mayport, Fl driving from Western NC to FL. and back and I-95 was a tough, as CHUCK, was a constant companion!
Thinking of a aftermarket pinbox to help.
Any suggestions would be appreciated !

I was just talking with a guy last nigh about our toy hauler.
The biggest thing he said was this:
Put weight in the back !
We were getting a lot of chucking on our maiden voyage with our TH. our next trip will be with all of our stuff in the BACK instead of stored in bins in the bunk or the middle of the living room

Funny that nobody mentioned this before.

Will find out for sure on our next trip.
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Wondering if a Airborne Sidewinder pin box rated at 21000 would be to stiff for a 5er with a 10900 GW, around 12500 loaded.
Found a Airborne Sidewinder for $ 400 OBO looks to be in great condition. Was replaced with another pin box .
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I was just talking with a guy last nigh about our toy hauler.
The biggest thing he said was this:
Put weight in the back !
We were getting a lot of chucking on our maiden voyage with our TH. our next trip will be with all of our stuff in the BACK instead of stored in bins in the bunk or the middle of the living room

Funny that nobody mentioned this before.

Will find out for sure on our next trip.
FWIW: Thinking that whatever you tote in your asset hauler could play into this equation also, the way it's secured, sprung un-sprung, etc. That's moving mass on the other side of those trailer axles. Think of a teeter- totter.

Could make it worse, tail heavy trailers seldom pull well. Experiment.

You'd do well to spend $10 at a CAT scale and weigh it all. Can be helpful then you know what you're working with.
Let us know how it woks out.

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Never owned one but it is my understanding that many toy haulers have a higher pin weight when not loaded on the rear. Loading the back should decrease the pin weight.


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Never owned one but it is my understanding that many toy haulers have a higher pin weight when not loaded on the rear. Loading the back should decrease the pin weight.


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True, but one needs 20-25% of the weight on the pin. You will get a "tail wag" condition if pin too light.
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Agreed. Not a TH but I'm at 23%.


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