Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-18-2016, 02:47 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,215
There was quite a few of us at this years Rally that changed out the Tri-Glide for the Mor/ryde Pin Box, even DRV has switched back to Mor/ryde after using the Tri-Glide for a couple years.
We wanted a more robust pin since we're pushing 18K plus and the Tri-Glide was only rated for 18K, made me a little jumpy, especially with reports of Tri-Glide failures.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2018 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab High Country DRW, D/A, 2016 RW39MB, Dual ACs, Auto Level, Auto Sat Dish, Stack W/D, King Sleep #, 17.5" GY114s w/Disc, MORryde IS & Pin, Comfort Ride Hitch, 5.5 Onan, Res Fridge & Induction Cook Top
mhs4771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2016, 02:57 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Jim & Mary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 541
M & A

Our Tri-Glide pin box has printed on top:

21000 GVW. Is that true or false?
__________________


Jim & Mary 2013 36 RL with Titan Disc Brakes Residential Fridge Goodyear 17.5 H rated tires MORryde IS, MORryde pin box 2015 Ford F350 King Ranch DRW
Jim & Mary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2016, 04:22 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Foxfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 420
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhs4771 View Post
There was quite a few of us at this years Rally that changed out the Tri-Glide for the Mor/ryde Pin Box, even DRV has switched back to Mor/ryde after using the Tri-Glide for a couple years.
We wanted a more robust pin since we're pushing 18K plus and the Tri-Glide was only rated for 18K, made me a little jumpy, especially with reports of Tri-Glide failures.


The pin is certainly heavier. When I picked up my rig I grabbed a new plastic plate to ride between the box and hitch. The two of us couldn't even get it on the pin. The hole in the plate seemed to small yet it fit on the old pin with no problem.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2014 31SL: 2014 F350 6.7 litre crew cab:
Steve & Gloria
Foxfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2016, 01:27 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
rob_fla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,628
I had a complete failure of the Tri Glide, contacted Redwood and they shipped me a replacement Tri Glide Pin Box, but after the failure I was not comfortable with the Pin Box.
While at MoRyde last summer getting the IS installed, I told them to go ahead and change the pin box.
My Redwood has towed great since the MoRyde Pin Box and IS upgrade.
__________________
Robert & Sheryl
2014 Redwood 38FL
MoRyde 8K IS, Disc Brakes, MoRyde Pin Box
17.5 Goodyear G114's, RV Armor Roof
2018 RAM 3500 DRW, Curt Q24 Hitch

rob_fla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2016, 03:18 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,215
Jim & Mary, I believe Lippert did make a 21K Tri-Glide cause I saw one on a different brand, but the 18K was the one used on most of the RWs.
The 18K rating on the Tri-Glide is why RW only rates RWs with 8K axles for 17.9K Gross when the upgrade to 8K axles should give you an 18.5 rating.
Seems there is still some confusion as to what is on the new '17s, if the Flex Air is 18K or higher.
We now have a 24K Comfort Ride Hitch and 24K Mor/ryde Pin Box and couldn't be happier with the overall ride and comfort.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2018 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab High Country DRW, D/A, 2016 RW39MB, Dual ACs, Auto Level, Auto Sat Dish, Stack W/D, King Sleep #, 17.5" GY114s w/Disc, MORryde IS & Pin, Comfort Ride Hitch, 5.5 Onan, Res Fridge & Induction Cook Top
mhs4771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2016, 03:19 AM   #16
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,375
Quote:
Originally Posted by atom ant View Post
That is disheartening. We never had a lick of trouble with our tri-glide. No clunking - towed like a dream. I liked it much better than anything we had before, including the 5th airborne. I wonder how it is doing now with the new owners.

I believed they worked a new pinbox into the deal.

I installed the Tri-Glide myself the first year we had the Redwood. We were amazed with how much of a difference it made. But about a year later it started slamming back and fourth. I tried the grease that others said resolved the issue but we didn't have any luck, just more mess.

Again, I might have damaged it myself with the extra torque that the "Beast" was putting out. In one case I had to get off from a dead stop in a construction area where we were about to be rear-ended. I lit up the tires and I know this must have put a lot of strain on that pin box. Another time we almost hit an Elk coming down a mountain. There was strain on everything that night while I brought the rig to a stop.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 02:11 AM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxfire View Post
Driving down the highway a guy would come on with no regard to me. I tapped the brakes and slam the trailer came crashing forward the couple of inches in the plate. Then he got up to highway speed and I stepped on the gas and slam backwards. I cringed every time I started or stopped. Lippert didn't even blink when I called to ask how to stop that. They said gave your dealer called and we'll send him a newer model pin box. The dealer even commented how easy they made it. Right now I'm a happy camper.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
What did they send you???
gvtahoe88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 02:22 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
rob_fla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,628
When I had a catastrophic Tri Glide failure an d contacted Redwood / Lippert, I requested a new model replacement, but was sent the same model Tri Glide that failed.
I did not want to have another failure in the middle of no where and almost loose my Redwood like last time so I ran the new Tri Glide till I could get to MoRyde and send the Tri Glide to the scrap metal pile.
I will say, during the short time I towed with the new Tri Glide it preformed fine.
__________________
Robert & Sheryl
2014 Redwood 38FL
MoRyde 8K IS, Disc Brakes, MoRyde Pin Box
17.5 Goodyear G114's, RV Armor Roof
2018 RAM 3500 DRW, Curt Q24 Hitch

rob_fla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 05:28 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Foxfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 420
Quote:
Originally Posted by gvtahoe88 View Post
What did they send you???


They sent the air ride lower jaw..


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
2014 31SL: 2014 F350 6.7 litre crew cab:
Steve & Gloria
Foxfire 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 07:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.