Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,377
Problems with Trail air pin box

I'm having problems with my Tri-Glide pin box and I'd like to hear if anybody else has had this problem. While disconnected from the truck, I can reach up and move the pin freely by hand without any resistance at all. It feels like it's just sitting there disconnected from the rollers.

I called e-trailer who I ordered it from and they refereed me back to Trail-Air. I called Trail-air and they said that although this has happened before....my 12 month warranty could be void since this is an after market item sold by e-trailer (even though it's an option from Redwood).

Has anybody else had any problem similar to this with their Tri-glides? If so how did you fix it?
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
rcflame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 619
Dave,
I just looked at the Trail air on the e-trailer web site and it said it was warrantied for a year. One of them should cover it, may take a little push.
__________________
Roger & Cheryl Full Time since 2002, RVing since 1975 2008 Chevy 3500 Crew Cab Dually, 2012 RW 36RL
rcflame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,377
etrailer got back to me and said that they'd help me and stand by the warranty. It looks like the rubber bars all broke
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,377
After getting home tonight I was able to look closer at the pin box. It looks like the rubber pins that cushion the rocking action all broke. Now it goes to the rear and forward stops without resistance.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 10:59 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
johnboytoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,054
mine seem fairly "easier" then I thought it would be to move back and forth too...

not sure what to expect though - will have to ask the dealer after our maiden voyage this weekend...



__________________
Ours: '11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT followed closely by '14 Jeep 4 dr Wrangler.
Hers: '13 Explorer Sport - AWD 365hp twin turbo scooter!
Previous: '13 Ford F350 CC Platinum and '13 38GK
johnboytoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 12:12 AM   #6
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,377

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnboytoo
mine seem fairly "easier" then I thought it would be to move back and forth too...

not sure what to expect though - will have to ask the dealer after our maiden voyage this weekend...


After you move it by hand it should go back to the neutral position
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 12:22 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
johnboytoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,054
Thanks D - then it is broken... if I push it back, it stays back, push it forward and it stays forward...

maybe that explains the bump when stopping or starting

Had the trail air on the previous 5er, but not the tri-glide.... so this is new to me...


__________________
Ours: '11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT followed closely by '14 Jeep 4 dr Wrangler.
Hers: '13 Explorer Sport - AWD 365hp twin turbo scooter!
Previous: '13 Ford F350 CC Platinum and '13 38GK
johnboytoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 10:36 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
homeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 521
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnboytoo
Thanks D - then it is broken... if I push it back, it stays back, push it forward and it stays forward...

maybe that explains the bump when stopping or starting

Had the trail air on the previous 5er, but not the tri-glide.... so this is new to me...


Mine does this also. I thought that was normal.
__________________
Fulltimers? Loving our 2012 36RL towed by 2016 Ram 3500 DRW Longhorn Crew cab with auto level system.
homeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by homeguy
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnboytoo
Thanks D -¬* then it is broken... if I push it back, it stays back, push it forward and it stays forward...

maybe that explains the bump when stopping or starting

Had the trail air on the previous 5er, but not the tri-glide.... so this is new to me...
Mine does this also. I thought that was normal.
X2. I dont think neutral is center on these, but I might be wrong. On the standard trailair, the center woulf be neutral, but I think these are more like the demco.
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 09:22 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
5th_Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,113
Wow, can there be that many defective units? Is it possible that you need weight on it to engage something in the pinbox??
__________________
Mike & Pam '12 36RL, Kodiak Discs, 17.5" G114s H-Rated, SRE4000 w/HD Shackles, Joy Rider Shocks, Flex Air, 5.5 Onan, W&D, DW, 4 Scare Lights, (2) 6V Trojan T-145s; Progressive EMS-HW50C, Winegard DTV Sat, Sony/Denon 4K Home Theater, WiFiRanger EliteAC Pack, weBoost 4G-X Cell Booster.

'18 GMC Denali 3500HD CC, 4x4, DRW, DuraMax, Allison, Curt Q25 w/OEM Prep, Intellihaul Cameras, Transfer Flow 70gal Aux Tank/Toolbox.
5th_Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.