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Old 08-16-2018, 07:05 PM   #1
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Amazing deal on a Trailair Pinbox

So I had some time to kill this morning and decided to check out Craigslist. I typed in my usual searches - 5th wheel, RV, Camper, camping..... All of my searches yielded the usual stuff. Until my last search, which I have never searched before - Pinbox. Low-and-behold I see a Lippert 1621 Trailair pinbox listed for $250. Thinking that it was a scam, I almost passed on it. But then I said "what the heck" and I texted the seller. Turns out that the deal is legit and the item is located 3mi from my house.
I plan a meet-up time, check it over, inflate the airbag, check for leaks and everything checks out. When I questioned the owner he stated that he did not use it, that he formerly worked at a dealership and acquired the pinbox when it was taken off of a new RV and replaced with an upgraded model pinbox. Not sure how true that story was but from what I see, there is little-to-no wear on the base plate, the kingpin still has the factory paint on it and the DOM is 12/27/16 (so it is not even 2yrs old).
Anyway, when I get home, I wash the pinbox (it was a bit dirty as the owner said it had been sitting in a carport for about 6mo) to get a better look and confirm my initial inspection that the pinbox was nearly new.
To make the deal even sweeter, I negotiated the price down to $225.


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Excellent Find!
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:12 PM   #3
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Yes, sweet deal!
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I am hoping to install it this weekend. Additionally, I will also have to fabricate and weld a new mount with a 2 receiver so I can have a place to transport my bikes.
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Nice, price is good. I got mine for $100 in a garage sale and the guy installed it for me but it was used and I had to buy a different air bag for my pin weight.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:27 PM   #6
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Great find!

I replaced my pin box with a flex air that has the rubber shock in it. Traveled 5500 miles and worked great on those smooth (LOL) interstates. But camper was totaled so I removed the flex air pin box and put the old pin box on. Now moving to a class c. Still have the flex air.
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most likely stolen from the shop he worked at .
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most likely stolen from the shop he worked at .
Well that is purely conjecture on your part.
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I replaced my pin box with a flex air that has the rubber shock in it. Traveled 5500 miles and worked great on those smooth (LOL) interstates. But camper was totaled so I removed the flex air pin box and put the old pin box on. Now moving to a class c. Still have the flex air.
If you plan on selling it let me know.
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Did it burn your hands when you picked it up........ sounds like it was hot.

A former employee and he acquired it................ very hot !!!!!!!

Not likely a dealer would give a almost new part away, that they could get $225 plus out of, especially to an employee that they were going to fire or was quitting.

I see it all the time.


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