MORryde Pinbox and Comfortride Hitch Update
OK ~ as promised, here is a report on the new combination. We've now pulled it approximately 650 miles through the rotten roads of the Ohio Turnpike, PA Turnpike, and I70 in Maryland.
Some background ~ my RL is almost 4 years old. I've pulled it with both a 2012 SRW F350 and a DRW 2013 F350. Won't go into all the reasons for the change but suffice to say the difference in trucks is substantial.
The coach has a MORryde IS system and also Kodiak Disc brakes. Truck has Airlift 5000 airbags with on board compressor and remote.
Previously had the Trail Air Tri Glide pinbox and a Reese Elite 25k on factory puck mount system. Overall trailer pulled well, ride wasn't bad, had a lot of clunks and bangs from hitch even when well greased.
Now for the new setup ~ only words that quickly come to mind are OMG what a difference. Within the first 2 miles, Tracy looked at me and said "wow, the whole rig feels totally different. More stable and feels like truck and trailer are all one " We hit the first bridge joint, one that we've hit before and had some chucking (although controlled and not bad with the old setup) and had nothing but 2 "thumps". No chucking, no back and forth, no up and down.
Cruising down the highway, I could see the coach nose in the center mirror moving up and down with the bumps like it would with the Tri Glide. Difference is no airbags to mess with.
I started playing with the airbags on the truck. Used to be I ran about 45-55 lbs pressure for suspension control and to get best ride from the old hitch/pinbox. The truck didn't need airbags for weight carrying.
Found best ride was with airbags set to 10 psi. Pretty much just along for the ride and not doing much other than controlling suspension.
Ride, we feel, is actually better than the truck alone.
Bottom line ~ was it worth the money ~ ? A resounding YES. Have no more concerns over the pinbox, no more airbag to play with, and the ride is nothing short of incredibly better. As Michelle had said ~ we are very Happy Campers.
Wound up swapping my Reese to someone else who needed a 25k hitch and now have a 20k B&W Hitch for sale if anyone needs it. Ford factory puck mounts.
Please contact me if you need more info on the Comfortride. I was so impressed with it and the construction that I am now part of the company and will be demo-ing and showing the Hitch at shows and Rallys
Vaughan & Tracy 2013 RW 36RL, 2013 F350 DRW CC, 2016 Focus. MorRyde IS, MorRyde pinbox, disc brakes, Comfort Ride Hitch. "Life is to be embraced, Grab it with both arms ! "