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Old 05-24-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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Shock absorbing pin boxes

Which is the best shock absorbing pin box? I've looked at Reese 5th Airborn, Mor/Ryde, Demco Glide Ride Trailair Glide Air and Airsafe? Have I missed any other brands?

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Old 05-24-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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All good and better than solid steel. Have used, Trail Air Tri-Glide, 5th Airborne, and Trial Air standard. While the Tri-Glide does provide additional chucking reduction, it adds a loud clunk on takeoff that I didn't like. My new rig came with the standard Trail Air as the Tri-Glide wasn't available in a 21k pinbox. I swapped it out for a 5th Airborne because it's shape is almost identical to a solid steel box so I could use a factory fiberglass pinbox cover over it. Looks much more finished. The 5th Airborne and standard Trail Air handle identically.

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I have the airborne and like it better than the trail-air because the airbag and shock are tucked back inside and out of the weather and view, where the trail-air is out in the open. A lot of the new units come with the Mor/ryde and people seem to like it, but I like my airborne, I will have one on my next rig also.
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I have Mor/Ryde and am very happy with it as it came on This, my 1st 5th wheel. I don't know any better but I do not have any so called chucking. Everything is nice and smooth.

I see the others with the air bladder. I guess those would be as good or better than Mor/Ryde if the bladder does not leak and it is easy adjust to the correct pressure.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:07 PM   #5
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If looks are all that matter get the AirBorn. If you want something that works well get the TrailAir. Just look at the geometry. The AirBorn is actually pulling the
TV and RV together and pushing them apart when it compresses and releases. Talk to people that have used both.
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