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Old 03-26-2019, 03:40 AM   #1
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Greetings all.....Not sure why this hitch appears to be such a secret....not a lot of info any where about it...its operation....grease points....how its supposed to work (mainly the lower plate movement...and its relationship to grease ? Mine moves easily front to back with only a small amount of resistance...I read some where its weight dependent....(more weight ...more resistance)...sound right ?
Getting it set up with air pressure it seems that about 60 psi is the magic number for inflation to the top of the arrows on the decal on the shock....So anyone with more info on this pin box...please share...just making sure everything is safe...

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Old 03-26-2019, 04:52 AM   #2
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There are 9 grease zerks, 3 on either side & 3 up in the hitch on the roller tubes. When in good working order properly greased there should be some resistance when moving it by hand.
If it were mine I'd call Lippert & have a replacement sent.
There's been issues with the rollers coming apart. I believe they will send a fixed lower jaw still utilizing the shock/airbag. Hopefully others that have done this will chime in with more/better info.
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Old 03-26-2019, 01:47 PM   #3
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There are 9 grease zerks, 3 on either side & 3 up in the hitch on the roller tubes. When in good working order properly greased there should be some resistance when moving it by hand.
If it were mine I'd call Lippert & have a replacement sent.
There's been issues with the rollers coming apart. I believe they will send a fixed lower jaw still utilizing the shock/airbag. Hopefully others that have done this will chime in with more/better info.
Just finished installing my new lower plate the other day. Piece of cake really, if you have something to lift the old plate out and the new plate in. I used my tractor. Two strong backs can get it replaced as well. Lippert was pretty easy to deal with, they wanted pics of the old plate and sent a new one no charge and no shipping.
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments....I am not totally confident with the pin box and its action....the violent "clunk" when ever I stop or take off can't be right....Any of you that have contacted Lippert about this problem....could you please link me with a Phone #....Thanks ...Wes
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That violent clunk is what finally causes the issues, once the lower jaw is replaced you should not have that.
If you go to the Redwood Owners Group forum & register for the RW rally this July in Indiana & submit this as one of your 2 repair request you could get replaced by the RW techs while having a great time with about a 100 other RW owners.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:37 PM   #6
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Called Lippert about two years ago and got the replacement lower Jaw. I was able to install it by myself easily with a forklift from work took about hour to complete. Lippert shipped out the replacement to me at no cost. I think I had to give Serial number of trailer and some other information don't remember that far back.




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switched mine with the Flex Air and love the difference... I was having the same symptoms as you are, along with others.

Like stated above, IF you go to the Redwood Owners Rally in Indiana this July, you would be able to get it corrected..

I was greasing ALL 9 zerks, and still had the issue...
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Tri-Glide Update

Called Lippert....explained the issues....They are sending a replacement lower Jaw
Easy to deal with.....a few pictures....some serial numbers....One phone call ...one email..

Thankyou you all for your input....It was in the back of my mind the issue and the fact it needed to be addressed....If I were going to hit the road with our RW and make some serious miles.....I may have replaced the whole unit instead of the "fixed Jaw" that is coming...The flex air is one I would have considered....
NOW.....tires....It never ends ....LOL

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The fixed lower plate works well. The airbag and shock take all the chucking out.

easy to replace. Three 70 year old guys did it with no equipment but wrenches.
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