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Old 12-17-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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My first good tow in three seasons

After three seasons of that trail air slamming every time I stop and every time I go. Filling the grease fittings. I told the dealer when I bring it in for service that pin box is leaving. I called lippert and asked them how do you stop the slamming. The customer service guy asked do I have 6 or 9 grease fittings. I said 9. He said they will warranty the pin box. They shipped the dealer a new "fixed" lower jaw.
I picked up my rig yesterday and towed it to the storage place for the winter about 50 miles. The best tow I had in three seasons. The only question is why did I wait so long.


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Old 12-17-2016, 02:14 PM   #2
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After three seasons of that trail air slamming every time I stop and every time I go. Filling the grease fittings. I told the dealer when I bring it in for service that pin box is leaving. I called lippert and asked them how do you stop the slamming. The customer service guy asked do I have 6 or 9 grease fittings. I said 9. He said they will warranty the pin box. They shipped the dealer a new "fixed" lower jaw.
I picked up my rig yesterday and towed it to the storage place for the winter about 50 miles. The best tow I had in three seasons. The only question is why did I wait so long.


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Old 12-17-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
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That's how I felt after swapping my tri-glide for the flex air... HAPPY - HAPPY - HAPPY


It looks like they swapped the tri-glide with an air-ride. What a difference.


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Old 12-17-2016, 04:21 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear you had the problem and it's good that Lippert is now doing the right thing.

A couple of years ago I was having problems and Lippert said I was crazy. I seriously thought that I had tweaked the system due to the extra torque I had built into the truck. When the folks called me that were considering buying my Redwood from the dealership I warned them that the pin box was concerning.
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:38 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:01 PM   #6
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One thing to keep an eye on with the "flex air" in the 1"rubber insert/pad. I had the Flex Air installed at the rally this year and noticed just be fore coming to Florida that it had twisted. The curb side had slid 3/4" towards the rear. Lippert assured there was no danger in driving with it that was but they still arranged to have Palm Beach RV change it out when we got here. 45 minutes and all was done. The dealer said it was rare but it does happen. Also thanks to Palm Beach RV for their service...
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Old 12-17-2016, 06:08 PM   #7
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We've also towed with our Tri=Glide for three years now and only experienced chucking once or twice. Very satisfied with the ride and feel behind us.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:23 PM   #8
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Cool

Had our tri-glide two years keep it greased no probems yet.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:32 PM   #9
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Got rid of the TriGlide this year at Rally and went with MorRyde pinbox. Best move I made along with the Comfort Ride Hitch. Bridge joints that used to make us cringe even with truck airbags and air hitch are now a minor "thump, thump, " inconvenience.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:55 PM   #10
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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.


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