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Old 01-17-2015, 03:39 PM   #1
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Mini Rally-Boondocking at Quartzsite

Well, here is visual proof that Redwoods do dry camp and survive well in the Arizona dessert! Ramblin Roadrunners and I are in the 10th annual circling of the Montana's, a rally that has attracted over 70 rigs.

It has been a learning experience as dry camping presents it's own sets of issues. I have the residential package and the magnum inverter/converter has been problematic, sending fault codes. Magnum has sent me to the tent at Q for repairs today so we shall see.

We had a demo from the Lippert folks yesterday that was very interesting. The inventor of the Trailair pin box was here yesterday along with his grandson that works for Lippert. Great folks and great info. They have come out with a new pin box that is an upgrade to the tri-glide. I only have the rotoflex basic pin box so I'm going to check out the upgrade today.

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Well, here is visual proof that Redwoods do dry camp and survive well in the Arizona dessert! Ramblin Roadrunners and I are in the 10th annual circling of the Montana's, a rally that has attracted over 70 rigs.

It has been a learning experience as dry camping presents it's own sets of issues. I have the residential package and the magnum inverter/converter has been problematic, sending fault codes. Magnum has sent me to the tent at Q for repairs today so we shall see.

We had a demo from the Lippert folks yesterday that was very interesting. The inventor of the Trailair pin box was here yesterday along with his grandson that works for Lippert. Great folks and great info. They have come out with a new pin box that is an upgrade to the tri-glide. I only have the rotoflex basic pin box so I'm going to check out the upgrade today.

Ken
Ken,

I'd like to hear more about this new Trailer pin box please?

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Old 01-18-2015, 05:50 PM   #3
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I'd like to hear about the new pin box too
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:00 PM   #4
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It looks like the Flex-Air is a hybrid of the Trail-Air and Roto-Flex, rather than the Demco style head on the Triglide.

Not totally sure I understand the advantage of one over the other, other than it must eliminate that "banging" some folks were getting on the Tri-glide.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:20 PM   #5
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Brad,
The way they explained it to me is that it is like a chair with glides. They replaced the rollers and zerks. Nothing to lube.

Check it out at http://lci1.com

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It looks like the Flex-Air is a hybrid of the Trail-Air and Roto-Flex, rather than the Demco style head on the Triglide.

Not totally sure I understand the advantage of one over the other, other than it must eliminate that "banging" some folks were getting on the Tri-glide.
Yep AA, in place of the 3 Roller Shafts that you have to grease, there is now a Rubber Block (similar to MoRyde).
This should eliminate the "Banging" some are getting with the TriGlide.
The upper part of the hitch with the air bag is the same, just the lower part has the Rubber Block instead of the 3 Roller Shafts.
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Rob has it right, here is the info on the pin box:
http://lci1.com/flex-air-pin-box

Here is the info on the center point air suspension I'm having them install:
http://lci1.com/center-point

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Here is the arial photo of part of our group. The 2 Redwoods are at the bottom of the photo, just right of the red pickup.

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Awesome Ken, that is cool on the aerial photo!

You won't be able to tell which helped more - the pin box or suspension now that you are doing it all at once I'd be curious on cost of the suspension when you get done.
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