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Old 01-21-2020, 02:43 PM   #1
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If funds allow I may install a more comfortable pin box in the spring. Anyone prefer one over the other? They ALL are stupid expensive for no more than what they are, but most of the reviews that I have read on certain models say they are well worth the money.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:01 PM   #2
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I am on my second TrailAir Flex Air pin box. I will not tow without Trailair pinbox on a 5er. I installed my first Trailair pinbox on a Cougar 5er in 2010 as an aftermarket device. When we ordered our Cedar Creek, I ordered one from the factory as an add on option.
The only thing better is an air ride hitch but those are really expensive. In my opinion!
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I prefer the TrailerSaver TS3 air ride 5th wheel hitch that stays in the truck. More range and stability than an air ride pinbox. Two air springs and two shocks.

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I replaced our MorRyde pin box with a Trail Air box and the ride is much softer. I found the Trail Air pin box on Craig's List, new never installed for $650. The owner had ordered the wrong pin box and Trail Air sent him a new one at no cost. It turned out to be a win/win for both of us.
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I replaced our MorRyde pin box with a Trail Air box and the ride is much softer. I found the Trail Air pin box on Craig's List, new never installed for $650. The owner had ordered the wrong pin box and Trail Air sent him a new one at no cost. It turned out to be a win/win for both of us.
WOW! That's about half the cost. Great find! If I could find one that cheap I would jump all over it. So far it sound like Trail Air is one of the preferred pin boxes.
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I have not paid attention for a long time but when I was starting out on this lifestyle I was told that it was better to have an air ride hitch instead of an air ride pin box. This for no other reason than if you buy a new rig not all pin boxes will just move to a new rig but a hitch will move to a new truck. I have used a trailer Saver air ride hitch ever since.


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I also have a trail air pin box. The truck rides much better and the contents of the fifth wheel stay put.
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I prefer the TrailerSaver TS3 air ride 5th wheel hitch that stays in the truck. More range and stability than an air ride pinbox. Two air springs and two shocks.

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Yes, this is the most expensive way to go as mention above in my post.
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Never had an air ride pin box so I will try to comment on the financial aspects; pin box vs. air hitch.

An air pin box will cost less up front and will most likely go with your trailer should you decide to change; unless you keep your old pin box and change them out. There is no guarantee your air pin box will fit your new trailer. Your old pin box has no resale value so the new pin box is totally out of pocket.

An air hitch will be expensive at the outset. Since you're considering the pin box, I assume you like your hitch so it probably has some resale value to offset the cost of the air hitch. An air hitch will transfer to a new or different trailer. Should you decide to quit towing, a quality brand air hitch will have nice resale value. The air hitch may be less expensive in the long run.
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