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Old 01-26-2016, 10:56 AM   #15
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Turns out the jolt is a combination of 2 issues: The main problem was the pin box on the fifth wheel trailer. Its a Tilt air rotoflex pin box, which tilts the pin around a horizontal pivot and has a rubber damper to reduce chucking. The rubber pad had torn and slipped back, enough that the pin was rocking and contacting metal when I slowed. This issue was probably compounded by the brake on the trailer being out of adjustment. Awaiting new part.

Seems obvious now, however no one considered looking at the pin box.
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Thanks for the update.
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I am sure we all did, but we thought that's the first place you would look so we never mentioned it,, LOL. Glad you found it and we all learn a little, thanks.
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