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Old 09-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Trailair pin box

I have a 37 ft toy hauler 5 th wheel was wondering if they are worth the money?
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I have it and as I am going down the road, I see the 5th wheel moving all over the place with the shock going up and down and the bottom part of the hitch (and therefore truck) just barely moving....

so IMHO it's WELL worth it....
IIRC, it will give you a bit more height and length for your pin.

Note there are other brands of pin boxes that advertise helping with your towing, but I am unfamiliar with them.... so can't comment on them...
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Yes, yes and yes. We are fulltime and towed our previous 5'r without the Trail Air for 5 years. We bought a new 5'r last November that came with it. What a difference, no chucking and really makes a difference when you hit those bad potholes on our lovely interstate freeways. It has those air bags that take the "bang" out of those hard bumps, will never be without one again. More Ryde makes one also.
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If your problem is fore/aft "chucking", you might also investigate the Demco Glide Ride pinbox. Installing one on our 5th wheel eliminated probably 80%-90% of the chucking we experienced with a solid pinbox.

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With the air pin box and the MorRyde suspension my 5'er rides smooth as silk with very little movement of interior stuff. My dishes are not padded in the rear kitchen and there is no breakage.
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Word of warning! If you have air suspension on your truck. NO air suspension pin box works. They fight against each other, experence talking, also tech support people.

Hope this helps and God bless,
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Hmmm,

When u say air suspension do you mean a full air suspension or air bags only ?

I have air bags that I sometimes put up to 100 lbs psi when towing (depending on the load) and my combo works great ....
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If your problem is fore/aft "chucking", you might also investigate the Demco Glide Ride pinbox. Installing one on our 5th wheel eliminated probably 80%-90% of the chucking we experienced with a solid pinbox.

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You can also get the TrailAir with Tri Glide. A TrailAir pinbox for the up and down and a Demco (they call their's Tri Glide) type pin plate to handle the fore and aft.



Best of both worlds! I still know the trailer is hooked up (you can't get around dropping a ton in the bed ), but, unless the "bump" is very severe, it just floats along behind the truck; I can see the hitch working, but, it doesn't transmit the motions to the truck. Wasn't cheap, but, worth every penny and I won't tow without one now.
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"When u say air suspension do you mean a full air suspension or air bags only?"

I have Firestone Ride-rite air suspension in the rear. Also, others like Air Lift, etc. I put 90 PSI to pull, we weight 16,200. Have almost zero "chucking", on extreme rough roads it does a little once in a while, but on the interstate highways next to none, even not to bad on I-55 going south in Louisiana down to I-12 (the Louisiana washborad)!

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I have a 5th airborne now and a new tri-glide in the garage. They are about even as far as working. The 5th is still under warranty so I'll keep it and sell the tri-glide for $800.00
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mike1poles,
I don't have a trailair, but I think an airborne pin box, and airlift road tamer air ride on the truck, over 10,000 miles and absolutely no problems. So I don't know where they come up with the working against each other, but if something was going to go bad, it would have done it by now, gcvw is between 23,500# and 24,500# all the time, so it is loaded to the max.
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"When u say air suspension do you mean a full air suspension or air bags only?"

I have Firestone Ride-rite air suspension in the rear. Also, others like Air Lift, etc. I put 90 PSI to pull, we weight 16,200. Have almost zero "chucking", on extreme rough roads it does a little once in a while, but on the interstate highways next to none, even not to bad on I-55 going south in Louisiana down to I-12 (the Louisiana washborad)!

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Know those roads WELL !
almost as 'good' as Hwy 190 from Baton Rouge to Lafayette

I too have air bags and trail air and it works perfectly !
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