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    3055 pin box change out

    I have found that my 2009 3055 pin box electrical connector box and frame support will hit my chevy 2500hd bed rails if i try a tight >75 degree turn. i would like to replace the pinbox with a 5th airborne or trailair shock mount pin box that is shorter. there are 2 sizes extended and standard. if i replace my extended lippert that came with the trailer with a medium length, are there any issues? thanks
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    Before you try another pin box, have you tried adjusting the height of your hitch? We had to move our hitch up one notch when we bought our 07 GMC. The new bed style in 07 has higher rails than the old style. It might not work for you, but it could be worth a try. You just have to be careful not to raise the hitch so high that it messes up the trailer angle for towing.

    We replaced our pin box with a Demco which works on a different principle than the air or shock pin boxes like Trail Air and 5th Airborn. It does a great job for us in handling the back and forth shocks you get from starting stopping and uneven road. The Trail Air and 5th Airborn work on the up and down motion. If you do a search for Demco and you can see a video of how it works.

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    We have a Trail Air pin and Truxedo cover. Our pin box will sometimes hit the cover rails depending on the angle between the truck and trailer like on inclines and such. I raised the hitch one hole and it helped some. On the earlier frame support like mine I had to trim the back of the frame to help get clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    We replaced our pin box with a Demco which works on a different principle than the air or shock pin boxes like Trail Air and 5th Airborn. It does a great job for us in handling the back and forth shocks you get from starting stopping and uneven road. The Trail Air and 5th Airborn work on the up and down motion. If you do a search for Demco and you can see a video of how it works.
    When I went to this link, it was for a professional librarian supply company. Are you sure this is the correct link for the pin box?
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    I had them move the electrical box out of the way, farther up the pin box. I still have to be careful but the 6 inch gouge in the plastic topper on the rail is still there to remind me.

    Marybeth

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    Thanks Chuck. And remember - Google can be your best friend!

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    Thanks, Jim. Much better now.

    In my former life, I used to try to break systems, so when it's there, I try it.

    Looks interesting.
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    Hi, we are new to this forum. We purchased a 2008 Big Horn 3670 RL and are towing it with a 08 Ford 350. Does anyone think it would be worth our while to purchase a 5th Airborne Pin Box for a smoother ride? Thanks for any help out there.

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    Hi darspets,
    I can't speak for the 5th Airborne, but I can for the Trailair. It is a big difference and I would not pull a 5th wheel with out it now. I'm sure the 5th Airborne is good and maybe as good as the Trailair, I just do not know. But would recommend anything to help take the jar and jolt of the bumps.
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    darspets, please do a search for the 5th Airborne. It was discussed in length a couple of months ago.
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