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Old 06-11-2015, 08:45 PM   #1
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Smoother Towing

We have a 2008 Wildcat 28 RK. We like the trailer a lot. However, we feel a lot of chucking and bouncing when towing the trailer, not caused by road conditions. We use the plastic disk on the pin. We are looking at replacing the pin box with something to absorb the chucking and bouncing. Would like to hear what others have done to lessen the bouncing and chucking of their trailer.
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:09 AM   #2
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Shocks. Would help I had some shaking on an old trailer. Took the wheels in to have them balanced that helped a lot.


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Old 06-13-2015, 11:13 AM   #3
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Air bag on TV rear axle.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:07 PM   #4
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Air bag on TV rear axle.
That is what I would say. I added the airbags for our TT (of course just before I sold the truck) and I was amazed how much bounce it took out from the expansion joints on the roads and such. I think I have read the folks with the timbrens got the similar changes..
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What other have said, Not knowing your tow vehicle. Could be loading / hitch location / truck issues as well. Never had these issues even with the 1/2 ton or the current truck to speak of. What tires do you have P or LTs on the tow vehicle.

But have seen trucks traveling down the road bouncing wildly.



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On my second 5er that we owned I installed a Trailair PIN box as an after market attachment. This eliminated all most 90% of the chucking and bouncing that we experience with our 5er when towing.


When we ordered our next 5er a Cedar Creek 34RL this was offered as an attachment which we purchased without any hesitation.


This and air bags has eliminated all but 99% of the chucking and bouncing that we have experience in the past when towing.
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Air bags helps mine a lot, but does not eliminate it. The only places I really have an issue is on the concrete roads (Houston has a lot of them). Or roads that are in really bad shape. Once I get on the interstate(s), I usually don't have any issues. I have a wireless remote to control the pressure in the bags, so I can adjust them as necessary. If I towed more I would also look into an airbag pinbox or hitch, but so far I'm good with just the airbags on my truck.
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Put shocks on our Alko Torsion axles and eliminated the chucking, dolphining, etc. Makes things ride much smoother in side the 5er also.
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On my second 5er that we owned I installed a Trailair PIN box as an after market attachment. This eliminated all most 90% of the chucking and bouncing that we experience with our 5er when towing.


When we ordered our next 5er a Cedar Creek 34RL this was offered as an attachment which we purchased without any hesitation.


This and air bags has eliminated all but 99% of the chucking and bouncing that we have experience in the past when towing.
5th Air Borne has my vote. Took away all the clunking on my 37 ft Heartland Big Horn. Had Air Bags already, but had the clunk with the bags. After the 5th Air Borne install, no clunk. Tailair is very similiar. I prefer the 5th Air Born as it places thr Air Bag inside (Not exposed).
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