Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Defiant530's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 116
dsrace, our fiver has the Trailair air ride pin box on it so would I need to have an Air ride hitch ? I'm a rookie at this stuff since we are coming to a 5th wheel from a class A motorhome or maybe I should consider the level 2 cushion ride hitch ?
__________________

__________________
2014 Dynamax Trilogy 3650RL ,Mor/Ryde IS & Pin box, Kodiak disc brakes
2012 Dodge Ram 3500 DRW 4X4
Check out my DW's RVing Blog @ http://scottlindarv.wordpress.com
Defiant530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 11:48 PM   #12
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defiant530 View Post
ependydad the 3000 might be ok but it is very close to the max of the hitch ,I would like to have a little more headroom to work with .am I wrong with this thinking? Or am I just worrying about it too much ?
In my opinion, the B&W stuff is so well built that I'd use it right up to its published limits.
__________________

__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 11:49 PM   #13
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,711
The air hitches sure are nice, though! I want to compensate and get an air pin (TrailAir with TriGlide for me) when I save up my pennies.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 02:47 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
dsrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: nebr
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
The air hitches sure are nice, though! I want to compensate and get an air pin (TrailAir with TriGlide for me) when I save up my pennies.
a good friend of mine has a 14k lb fifth and just added the lippert tri glide pin box, he couldn't be happier! he would've gone with the air ride hitch but he didn't know about them and had just bought a brand new $800 hitch so this was the next best thing. his nephew has new fifth and it came with the lippert pin that just has the rubber block to aid in chucking I guess and he bought a new version of his old. he said he could tell a diff between rigid and what he has now and is thinking about swapping it out to the tri glide now too. I only bought the air ride hitch because no matter if I trade up th'ers or mine is totaled the hitch stays in the truck and fits all th'ers where the tri glide only fit my lippert 1621 box and one other frame on the list so that would be difficult to transfer unless I bought the same thing. I got lucky and bought this hitch off a member on this site that wasn't having any luck selling it for some reason but it was only 1 year old and looks brand new still but he sold it to me for $1300 shipped so couldn't pass that up but had I not stumbled across that I would've bought the Omni 20k. there are several used ones on ebay from time to time from those that are trading out to class a or c coach's.
__________________
dsrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 03:15 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 467
well if you are anywhere near central florida I have an excellent condition reese 24k signature to sell, the only thing is you either have to put under the bed rails or buy an adapter for std. rails.
__________________
bob34787 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 03:30 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
dsrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: nebr
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defiant530 View Post
dsrace, our fiver has the Trailair air ride pin box on it so would I need to have an Air ride hitch ? I'm a rookie at this stuff since we are coming to a 5th wheel from a class A motorhome or maybe I should consider the level 2 cushion ride hitch ?
you know I have seen a few with both but no don't waste your money on an air ride hitch if your happy with the trailair although the tri glide is far far superior over the basic trailair though. I went air hitch because it stays with the truck and works with all fiver's where the air pin box's only with certain frames so swapping it to the next fiver if you change or step up would be hard unless its the same frame under the new one. you can look online and see which frames your will interchange with. I have an 2011 wp 295 fifth th'er myself and it has a lipper 1621 pin box which only interchanges with 1 other frame.
__________________
dsrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
dsrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: nebr
Posts: 280
that is a nice looking unit and pretty stout on weight. does it squat your truck a little or did you bag the rear?
__________________
'99 f350, quad cab long box, dually, 6 speed manual, gently mod'd.
2011 wolf pack 295 with full susp now!
dsrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #18
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsrace View Post
that is a nice looking unit and pretty stout on weight. does it squat your truck a little or did you bag the rear?
Mind if I ask- who are you asking?
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 08:59 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
dsrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: nebr
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Mind if I ask- who are you asking?
sorry I should've included that but I was asking you. I went and looked at a pic of one like your unit and saw the specs on it. I was just wondering because my f350 has 84k miles on it and 1800 lb pin weight squatted mine about 4 to 5 " w/o bags. not sure why but my dually didn't come factory with over load springs.
__________________
'99 f350, quad cab long box, dually, 6 speed manual, gently mod'd.
2011 wolf pack 295 with full susp now!
dsrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #20
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,711
My truck squats about 2 1/2" with 2,300 pounds of pin weight (scaled). By design, the truck normally sits with the rear higher than the front (or so it looks that way), so when it squats, it looks more level.

The camper's overall weight is just under 14,000 pounds (again, scaled). The truck loaded with us and with pin weight comes in a about 11,500 which is only 800 pounds under GVWR (starting with 4,300 pounds of payload). I was surprised to see that we come that "close". That was without firewood and the truck bed mostly empty.

I haven't gotten air bags as I think I'd like to go to an air pin first- TrailAir with TriGlide is what I've picked. Just need to save a few Benjamins first. I do definitely feel an up/down motion in the cab and occasionally front/back pulling a touch (not often). I guess that's what "chucking" is. I'm hopeful that the air pin will isolate some of that.
__________________

__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 AM.