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Old 03-07-2016, 01:14 PM   #1
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Trailair Tri Glide Lower Jaw

I just noticed that my tri glide lower jaw has a front to back movement of about 2 - 3". It was easy to move the lower jaw back and forth while unhitched which makes me wonder if this doesn't actually contribute to chucking or banging.

Has anyone else with the lower jaw noticed or had experience and should I be concerned that it moves so easily?


I have limited clearance between the front of the 5th wheel cab and the air fill for the pin box cushions and it is difficult to get an air nozzle in there. Anyone have the same issue and suggestions?

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Old 03-07-2016, 01:50 PM   #2
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When was the last time you greased the rollers ? There are a total of 9 grease fittings and I know with mine, it will start to move easily and bang when it needs to be greased.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:19 PM   #3
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There are several folks that relocated the air chuck to a more practical location.
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How would you move the air chuck? Is it just a screw in that is "easily" replaced?
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:35 PM   #5
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yes, it's just screwed into the air bag, and can be replaced with air hose that can be bought online at any air bag manufacturer such as Air-Lift. I originally moved mine with a hose that just threaded onto the air chuck (Schraeder valve), but eventually just installed a dedicated compressor.

My 5th airborne was moved as well.
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Here is my air fill valve - It makes it 100% easier to fill the bag if needed while hooked up , , I am not as sophisticated as Atom Ant,, :-)
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Forward and back movement is ok, but a loose plate in a tilting motion is not ok.
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Here is my air fill valve - It makes it 100% easier to fill the bag if needed while hooked up , , I am not as sophisticated as Atom Ant,, :-)
Your picture didn't come through, or at least I can't see it.
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?? huh?? I see it as plain as day?
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?? huh?? I see it as plain as day?
Sorry, for some reason the work computer blocked it, but it is viewable on my cell.

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glad you saw it . . . perhaps a setting on your desktop?
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Where are 9? I only see 6
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There are 3 on each side of the pin box on the end of the rollers and 1 in the middle of each roller that you access by looking into the pin box from the back side where your electrical cord come out
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Thanks, I'll lube them today. I can't find a manual for this. I wonder how many have no idea about the three hidden zerks
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Thanks, I'll lube them today. I can't find a manual for this. I wonder how many have no idea about the three hidden zerks

Isn't it amazing how little the dealers tell the customer about these coaches? In many cases, I think that even the dealers don't know about the "9 zerks" on the Tri-Glide pin box. That is rather sad to say at the least!!!

When I bought my coach, I asked the dealer's service manager to grease those 9 zerks because, at the time, I did not have grease gun with a flexible tube to access the "hidden 3 zerks". The service manager asked me "What 3 zerks?".
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Those of you who have had cracks in the lower jaw, where abouts are they, could you post a photo that way I/we know what to look for.

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Those of you who have had cracks in the lower jaw, where abouts are they, could you post a photo that way I/we know what to look for.

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I didn't have any cracks, the pin plate just pivoted o the jaw.\
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The flex-air I installed is a little longer, so the valve is much easier to get to.

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I had the same problem, I kept it greased but did not help, when I would hit an approach to a bridge it would slam back and forth, I contacted the manufacturer and they replaced the tri-glide with a rigid lower pin and I have not had anymore problems also they replaced it under warranty at no charge.
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