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Old 08-08-2013, 10:30 AM   #11
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George, I have just finished the Rockwood Plant Tour yesterday. After reading about the Wildcat pin box failure and seen the pictures, I did talk to the plant on the pin box frame construction on our Rockwoods. They made a design change 3 or 4 years ago. I have attached the pictures of your frame. You will see the channel construction and the extra solidly welded gussets install. The pin box area is nothing like the Wildcat failure. I would not worry about a failure. You will see the pin box already installed when the Factory gets them. I had the 2 engineers that designed the Revolution by Reese at my site to inspect my pin box and the operations. They explained everything to me. There is a lot of misinformation being said on the forum, After talking to them and seeing the construction first hand, I'm not worried about a structural failure.
And a big thanks from me as well. For the pictures also.

I'll still proceed with the Air Hitch, as I also pull a trailer with a LED Video Scoreboard inside, and while the scoreboard is pretty rugged, anything to smooth out the ride helps.

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Old 08-08-2013, 02:31 PM   #12
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Am I allowed to be fickle and change my mind? LOL

Been thinking about the $3K for the Air Ride Hitch, and that money could be better spent on a Solar System and a couple of 2K Generators (Honda or Yamaha).

I'll keep my eye out for an Air Ride that meets my requirements, but think that for now I'll be passing on the outlay.

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Old 08-08-2013, 02:51 PM   #13
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As much as I want an air ride pin box, going totaly custom seems a bit extream.

Have you thought about installing shocks like OldCoot did? I think I have all my brackets about built and plan on installing when its not 90 outside. If it takes some of the chucking out that should help.

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Am I allowed to be fickle and change my mind? LOL

Been thinking about the $3K for the Air Ride Hitch, and that money could be better spent on a Solar System and a couple of 2K Generators (Honda or Yamaha).

I'll keep my eye out for an Air Ride that meets my requirements, but think that for now I'll be passing on the outlay.

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As much as I want an air ride pin box, going totaly custom seems a bit extream.

Have you thought about installing shocks like OldCoot did? I think I have all my brackets about built and plan on installing when its not 90 outside. If it takes some of the chucking out that should help.

T

Great suggestion.

Added to the "to do" list.

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