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Old 04-07-2018, 02:37 AM   #1
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Have been looking at threads concerning this pin box. This is what came on our '17 38 rl. It seems this pin box was nothing but trouble. I contacted Lippert to see if there was an upgrade available, and there is for the price of $666. I almost seems like it would make sense to just buy the new model rather than pay that much for the up grade. I have seen the Mor/Ryde model on Amazon for as little as $529. What do you guys think.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:50 AM   #2
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A 2017 unit should have come with the Flex Air pin box which is an update to the previous model that was problematic. I believe people have been happy with the newer Flex Air in general. If you have to replace what you have I like the MorRyde Rubber pin box. MorRyde is also excellent to work with.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:32 AM   #3
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I have owned both and the
Flex Air has been wonderful. Much smoother ride...
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:36 PM   #4
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A 2017 unit should have come with the Flex Air pin box which is an update to the previous model that was problematic. I believe people have been happy with the newer Flex Air in general. If you have to replace what you have I like the MorRyde Rubber pin box. MorRyde is also excellent to work with.
My 2017 came with the Trail-air.

That said, after reading the issues here, I make sure all 9 zerks are greased. I have had zero problems yet but do not put near the miles on mine that most people here do.

Currently mine is just an expensive camper
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:14 PM   #5
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Yours may be an “EARLY 17”. Mine is an EARLY 16, picked up in July of 15.... so mine has MOST of the resemblance of the 15, with the badge of a 16..

I assume that only benefit could ( ?? ) be resale value ???????
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:33 PM   #6
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As Larry said, make sure all 9 grease fittings are greased regularly. People forget that there are 3 up inside the pinbox that are a bear to get to. They also are the most important. If it starts to have a lot of slop and banging, even with fresh grease, replace it.

Your choice at that point, but I decided I'd had enough of Airbags and went with a MorRyde pinbox. Very happy with it.
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Oh, and to add....

I was getting slop in my tri glide even with greasing all 9.... So It got swapped to the flex air.. What a nice change !
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My RW is a 16 1/2 I will say. It has some of the features of the '17 (Dark wood, etc). I think that the sales person at Tiara said it was a spec model. It has the little trunk in the back and other things that the '16 had. That being said we are taking it to Mor/Ryde this coming Wed. to have the IS installed. It may come home with the Mor/Ryde pin box. Piper Guy are you on your way west?
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I called lippert and ask the tech for the lower jaw do to the slamming and he said ok send me pictures of the pin box and the frame serial numbers so I did and they called back an hour later and said we will ship you a new lower jaw kit. three days later I got the lower jaw and all new hardware along with the new shock and air bag. So I think the results depends on the person you get on the other end of the phone.
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I loved our tri-glide! it just floated back there, but after some of the issues reported by others I would probably have replaced it.
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