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Old 05-25-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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Upgrading to a Trailair pinbox

Hello Folks,

We have decided to upgrade our standard pinbox to a Trailair pinbox for our 2014 Silverback 31RK. We have put about 2000 miles our 31RK and although the "chucking" is not too bad especially if I load up the rig to provide a lot of pin weight, we feel the ride will be more enjoyable if we can reduce the movement we feel. It is especially bad on concrete highways that have not so smooth seams so we avoid those if we can.

The question I have for past Goshen attendees is, should we wait until the rally to get a good bargain on product and install, or is there really no bargains to be had on this type of upgrade?

Thanks,
Ken
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:25 PM   #2
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I attended last yr and did NOT see any hitch upgrades as I recall. If there are, see if you can get help on install vs taking it home and finding help or tackling it yourself.
Before, taking me as a final word. WAIT for more responses. I may be wrong.
I will say I have TrailAir on my 2015 Silverback and it pulls like a beautiful dream. I pulled x country 2 years ago with a std hitch and same size fiver, 36 ft triple slide. NIGHT AND DAY COMPARISON ON TOW!!
Both RV's were comparable pin wgt.
Just changed because of floor plan.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:00 PM   #3
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I will not have another fifth wheel without one. I put a fifth airborne cause they delivered to my house and was $100 cheaper.

Just make sure FR will honor it as warranty is in place. Mine was out of warranty and not the original owner and their EMail was to address that I had changed from a stiff to air ride voided any attempt at warranty. Not going to slam FR but the email is posted on the forum.

Their lost in my opinion. The guys I worked with bought different manufacturers for that reason. I will make the XLR line beat the others or I will leave too. Just business. My money and I will spend where I get the best and get treated the best.


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Just make sure FR will honor it as warranty is in place. Mine was out of warranty and not the original owner and their EMail was to address that I had changed from a stiff to air ride voided any attempt at warranty. Not going to slam FR but the email is posted on the forum.
The above quoted suggestion is good advice but not accurate. If one was to read the paragraph in your warranty that begins with "Exclusions" one would find that the first item listed is the chassis. This translates to; FR has nothing to do with the type of pin box you choose. The chassis is made by LCI. To find what will not void your chassis warranty, I suggest anyone interested in an aftermarket pinbox contact LCI Customer Service at 574-537-8900 or email them at warranty@lci1.com or you might try aftermarket@lci1.com as they have the AirRide pin box which is their version of the TrailAir (which they bought).
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:44 PM   #5
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I purchased my Trail-Air with the Tri-Glide jaw at a SOB National Rally in Goshen in 2011 for$525.00 out the door. I did my own install by setting it on my tailgate on some wooden blocks and using the front jacks on my trailer to raise or lower my rig until it lined up. Very easy one person job. I would check and see if they are offering any deals. If not shop it online. $525.00 was a crazy price and I doubt you will see it again..I see no reason for it to cause a warranty issue as it is offered as an option when you order new. Smooth riding!
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I bought 2 from the link below. Night and day difference. Just make sure you have the correct pinbox # before ordering. My Wildcat and my friends Montana took the one listed, a 1621.
http://www.adventurerv.net/ultra-fab...s-p-14217.html
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Just to clear it up I only spoke with FR. I was very aware of the Lippert frame. It wasn't worth my time and headache.

If I had to do it again I would have a piece of paper work to honor the change on a new camper with warranty left on it.


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Hello Folks,

We have decided to upgrade our standard pinbox to a Trailair pinbox for our 2014 Silverback 31RK. We have put about 2000 miles our 31RK and although the "chucking" is not too bad especially if I load up the rig to provide a lot of pin weight, we feel the ride will be more enjoyable if we can reduce the movement we feel. It is especially bad on concrete highways that have not so smooth seams so we avoid those if we can.

The question I have for past Goshen attendees is, should we wait until the rally to get a good bargain on product and install, or is there really no bargains to be had on this type of upgrade?

Thanks,
Ken
Ken;
When did you buy the trailer? If purchased new in 2014 the warranty is over unless you purchased the extended two year warranty. This to will be over very soon depending on date of purchase. So go for the new Trailair pin box.

I also installed a Trailair Ride Pin box on my trailer that I traded in on for our CC34RL. The installation is easy and can be done by just you but it is nice to have an extra hand when doing the install.

You will need to know the dimension of the current pin box and or the part number on the box to order the correct size for the replacement. I also used plated hardware during the install since the Trailair pin box requires you to use the existing mounting hardware.

I ordered the Trailair pin box as a factory option when I ordered our new CC34RL this year. One of the best option on the price list.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:56 AM   #9
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Ken,


We got ours at the LCI vendor booth at the big FROG rally (Goshen) last year. Not only got a pretty good price, but they brought it to our trailer and installed it at no additional cost. Love it - big difference in the ride.


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We got out Trailair Tri-Glide pin box from the LCI booth at the big FROG rally (Goshen) last year. Got a good price and they brought it to our trailer and installed it. They did that for several other of our club members as well. We love it - big improvement over our stock pin box.


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