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hdtheartlandcyclone

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Posted: 01/29/20 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i have a 2011 cyclone and am changing my hauler to a kenworth semi. will a lippert air ride pin box bolt up.

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Posted: 01/29/20 09:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It should. I've seen many semi's towing large 5th wheels.


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Most of the ones hauling with the semi trucks install air ride hitches on the truck, like the Trailsaver, Comfort Hitch ( Air cells) or what I have is the ET Hitch especially designed for just this purpose but will warn you not cheap.


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Posted: 01/30/20 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dblr wrote:

Most of the ones hauling with the semi trucks install air ride hitches on the truck, like the Trailsaver, Comfort Hitch ( Air cells) or what I have is the ET Hitch especially designed for just this purpose but will warn you not cheap.


Not cheap, but probably significantly better than just a pin box with a shock. I installed the TrailAir on my 5er several years ago in an attempt to minimize chucking when towing tandem. I notice next to no difference in the way the trailer rides. I wouldn't spend the money again.


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When we tow and the alpenlite is floating up and down it is a no brainier to understand what that means. Air hitch since 2001. Chevman


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Bionic Man wrote:

dblr wrote:

Most of the ones hauling with the semi trucks install air ride hitches on the truck, like the Trailsaver, Comfort Hitch ( Air cells) or what I have is the ET Hitch especially designed for just this purpose but will warn you not cheap.


Not cheap, but probably significantly better than just a pin box with a shock. I installed the TrailAir on my 5er several years ago in an attempt to minimize chucking when towing tandem. I notice next to no difference in the way the trailer rides. I wouldn't spend the money again.


Same, I felt the TrailAir pinbox was no benefit whatsoever.


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Posted: 01/30/20 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I had a International MDT pulling a Mobile Suites 17,000 lb trailer I ran a Trailer Saver Hitch and loved it, made a huge difference in ride for the trailer and the truck. I do believe the hitch will bolt right up for you.


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Posted: 01/30/20 05:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Howdy!

When I towed using MDT it was well known to use a air ride hitch as mentioned above to tow with a HDT or MDT. It was stated then and I believe now “ you can pay now or pay later”. Simply meaning buy the air ride hitch or pay for the structural damage to the RV later. Some people actually use a air ride hitch and air ride pin box.

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Posted: 01/30/20 09:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ependydad wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

dblr wrote:

Most of the ones hauling with the semi trucks install air ride hitches on the truck, like the Trailsaver, Comfort Hitch ( Air cells) or what I have is the ET Hitch especially designed for just this purpose but will warn you not cheap.


Not cheap, but probably significantly better than just a pin box with a shock. I installed the TrailAir on my 5er several years ago in an attempt to minimize chucking when towing tandem. I notice next to no difference in the way the trailer rides. I wouldn't spend the money again.


Same, I felt the TrailAir pinbox was no benefit whatsoever.
X3 Mine is pretty worthless.
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If you can see the fifth floating up and down it is working. Chevman

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