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Old 01-08-2015, 08:53 PM   #31
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To elimate climbing into the truck bed to air it up I'm going to remove the air valve stim put in a brass 90deg. St. elbow then install the air valve stim in it pointing to the side of the truck. with a long air chuck i will be able inflate with out climing into the bed, when you reach the Senior age you look for the easy way
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:47 PM   #32
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Pumping up Trail Air king pin

Using CO2 is not a good idea. It's very easy but a lot of pressure is lost relatively speaking as the CO2 molecules are quite small compared to normal air. It is also very cold compared to compressed ai so it will not do the tire casing any good, sort of like freezer burn in a small area, when added to tires or more to the point the small air bladder on the Trail Air. Using a bike pump is way better or a small compressor like the ViAir.
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:33 PM   #33
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Added a 12 volt receptacle inside the battery compartment on our 2014 Silverback 33RL.....We have a Trailair hitch on our fifth wheel and the inflatable pillow in it looks like is going to need constant checking for losing air......this receptacle allows me to plug in a 12V air compressor for air anytime. Set it to 80 psi.
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:35 PM   #34
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I only checked it and filled as necessary after it was hooked up and had the trailer weight on it.

Used a little 12v compressor.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:01 PM   #35
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I only checked it and filled as necessary after it was hooked up and had the trailer weight on it.
This is the part where I don't think the foot pump is going to help me. In fact, getting up there at all will be a hassle once I'm hitched up.
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:50 PM   #36
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Is it supposed to have 80 pounds when trailer is hitched up?
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:01 PM   #37
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Is it supposed to have 80 pounds when trailer is hitched up?
When hooked up you want the arrows on the shock set to the appropriate height. Depending on your particular weight the air pressure may vary. This isn't a great picture but it may help.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:45 AM   #38
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Mine is set at 80 lbs because that's where the arrows point to the line when the 5er is hooked up and moved a bit so it settles.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:54 AM   #39
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Sounds like shocks on the trailer would be easier, once installed, you're finished messing with it.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:49 AM   #40
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Had the shocks on my 5er taken off, on recommendation of Forest River, after the hangers bent twice, ruining my Michelin Ribs in the process. By the way, Forest River wouldn't cover the cost of the tires because they said work was done without their prior approval...before the shocks came off. Pictures were supplied by the dealer, of the hangers and tires. It does have the Equa-flex system on it. The 5er rides just fine without them.
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