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Old 07-10-2015, 07:40 AM   #2731
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Terry, This is first I have seen an air ride hitch. I've seen the pin boxes like the mor-ride, but not on the other side. Interesting.

I just moved from a 5th, to a coach. But on my truck I went with air bag suspension from US air, it worked extremely well. Loved it. I also have a deck over trailer that I haul my tractor and other stuff on, the air adjusted automaticaly to any load and leveled the truck (probably not needed on your tow vehicle) but it was fantastic on mine.

I would load the deck over with my tractor, backhoe attachment, maybe a box blade (over 10,000 lbs) and then Debbie would get in and the compressor would add air, if she got out it would expell air, it was a very sore subkect with her LOL. She said the system was insulting!

It was very precise about keeping all level.

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Loyd in S.C.,
I have the AirLift Road Tamer air ride on my TV, and it does the same thing when someone gets in or gets out of the truck, it either adds air or lets air out.
Terry,
I guess you are right, but having the pin that far behind the axle just goes against everything that we learned all those years driving 18 wheelers.
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Good Afternoon, Lloyd, The air ride hitch is the best way to control the heavy suspension of a MDT or HDT truck and protect the trailer. That's funny about your DW and the trucks air ride . Frank, I'm with you on all we knew when driving semi's and pin location this is all new to me also, the trailer turns alot like a bumper pull, it will take a little bit to get used to I would think, I've drove alot of different rigs, from triples, doubles and log trucks to hauling radioactive materials so I don't think this will be a problem, (famous last words). Been working on the waste tanks today, drilling holes in perfectly good tanks , installing sensors and inlets. Getting ready to build the brackets to hang them. These tanks are 3/8" thick and made of Polyethylene so should be durable.
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OOOOOOOOOO Nice Yup Yup Those will get you to the point of being able to "test run" in the back yard !

BTW I highly recommend the RHINO dump hoses and a clear 90 or 45 between the hose and dump valves to see (yuk) when the tanks are "clean" You can also hang some pvc under the rig to hold your hoses in.
I like to use a big enough dia so you can leave the ends on........and a few holes in the caps so they will air dry.
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Good evening, Popeye, yup, I'm hoping by the end of the weekend that the tanks will be done and usable, then it's a matter of making sure all the drains are tight ect. Still need to install faucets and bathroom tub and sink.
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Terry,
Looks good, hoping to hear that you get the tanks in by the end of the weekend too. That will be a big accomplishment to get them done. Then you can work on finishing the bathroom.
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Good Morning, Frank, that's the plan , now if I can get these old bones movin, very stiff this morn.
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Won't be too long and you won't even have to go back to the house to do your business. Get those tanks hooked up and you are ready to use. Will you test them first with just water to make sure no leaks?


Otherwise, it just keeps looking better and better. Nice job you two. Lynne
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Hi Lynne, Thanks! Oooh yes it will be just plain water for the first time .
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Hi Lynne, Thanks! Oooh yes it will be just plain water for the first time .
Come on Terry. Where is your sense of adventure?

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Hi Ron, I think I left it somewhere when I hit 40 before that anything goes .
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Good Evening, Well all the brackets are made and welded in, one tank is bolted in and needs to be wired. Tomorrow I will do that and install the other tank, then will see what I need to install the dump valves. Kinda hard to see but that black lump is a tank, the silver box to the left is just something I used to hold it up. Have a great night all.
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Excellent! I am not a fan of the underneath work. Especialy welding underneath. Those little balls of molted metal end up in the darndest places! Keep the plumbing away from the tires. Lately i see so many with the sewer in harms way right next to the tire bombs.

I worked on my coach today, got a bunch done. New fan belt (not so easy on a rear radiator unit), installed a podigy brake unit, and added a hose reel in the compartment where my air connection is to stow the air line I use for tires etc.. This took me all day.

Terry, you have got to have many days in your project! They make for good days, feels good to have acomplished something that you can actualy see and use.

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You are getting there Terry, one thing at a time. Tank looks good.
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