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Old 05-21-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Reese 16K vs Reese Titan

We are new to 5th wheels.
We had a 16K installed when we bought our 5er.
We had a pull behind before the 5er.
With the pull behind, when on a "washboard" type of road, you got a "wave" type up and down motion.
On our 5er, it is more of a "jerking" up and down.
The jerking is annoying me, and from what I have read, the Titan hitch would help with this, but before I put out several hundred dollars, I am looking for input.

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Old 05-22-2015, 06:36 AM   #2
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Hello, I have the same 5th wheel and a reese 16K hitch and pull it with a 2014 F150. I had the wave/chucking issue on certain types of roads. I adjusted my speed and it helped stabilize it a bit, but it was still there, so I put airbags on and the few times that I took the 5th wheel out for a cruise around the neighborhood, the chucking stopped. I put 20 psi in the bags and the ride is nice.

I was looking at getting an air ride hitch to help, but went with the bags first, they were cheaper.

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Old 05-22-2015, 07:52 AM   #3
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You will need to install or have install a Trailair ride pin box or something similar on your 5er. This will smooth out close to 90 to 95% of your ride issues. The static pin box will need to be replaced which you can do.

I replaced the pin box on my old 5er which was a 318SAB Cougar and this improved the ride tremendously. When I ordered my cedar Creek 34RL I made sure that I had this installed on the new camper I glad that Forest River offered this as a factory option.

I than install air bags to smooth out the other 5 to 10% of the ride issue when loaded. I also use 10ply tires on my truck that are aired to support the load of the truck and camper combined. The tires are aired under the maximum air pressure which provides a cushion for side wall flex and improved ride conditions.
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:47 PM   #5
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I also have a 8289WS which I tow with my 2012 Tundra DC 4x4. I purchased the Reese 16K with the RV in 2013. Within the first year the yellow isolators started to loosen up and cause chucking when starting and stopping. A call to Reese and they sent me new orange isolators and problem went away. I was told that the Titan replaced the 16k for marketing names.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:56 AM   #6
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A mor-ryde pin box would help also.

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