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geewiz

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I have just been checking out the brochure for the 08 Cardinals and they list the Trail-Air Roto-Flex as an option, even show a picture of it in the brochure.
However, the Trail-Air Roto-Flex is still not listed on the Trail-Air web site.
Has anyone gotten this pin-box up grade?
What do you think?


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Watch how much they charge for that little option. You might be better off waiting.

* This post was edited 04/02/08 04:48am by Camping Dutchman *


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I have it on my northshore 320ts-m5 and I love it. it is much like a shock absorbing hitch but uses rubber instead of shocks. Came with mine but like I said, I love it.


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I have a Trail Air Rotoflex on my new Crossroads Seville. I too noticed it was not on Trail Airs website, but it came with the unit. I've towed about 150 mi with it mostly on concrete hwys and it worked great. No chucking, smooth as silk. I would not hesitate to recommend it

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I have seen it on a Cedar Creek, it appears to be similar to the Mor/Ryde pin box. If it works as good as the Mor/Ryde it will be a good investment. For the first time we are using the Trail-Air pin box, with the Air bag and the trail-air equa flex suspension. Its a little to soon to say for sure but so for it seem to be a good combo. However I am also using the B&W turnover ball with the Companion 5th wheel hitch and I can say without a doubt its the best and so simple to install and remove of any hitch I have owned. Can be removed in 10 minutes by 1 person and your Truck bed is clean. No noise, or chucking at all. Good Luck with your decision. GBY....


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Camping Dutchman wrote:

Watch how much they charge for that little option. You might be better off waiting.

I found one site that offers the Roto-Flex as an after market purchase for 449.00 and it is only for one hitch, the Lippert 1621, and says that it is still in development by Trail-Air.
http://www.tweetys.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=15951
By the way, we have a 05 cardinal that I want to add a new pin-box, and am considering all that are available T-A, 5th Airborne, Morryde, etc.
Which pin-box do you think you might go with on your Cedar Creek? And Why?

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Camping Dutchman wrote:

Watch how much they charge for that little option. You might be better off waiting.


The Trail-Air Rota-Flex is not an option it is standard equipment on the later 2008 Cardinals. The brochure has been changed since the first of the year. The new list of standard equipment and options are on the Cardinal web site and in the NEW 2008 brochure. You should not have to pay a dime extra for the ROTA-FLEX. The Trail-Air AIR RIDE pin box is an option but I was happy with the Rota-Flex. It is very similar to the Mor-Ryde pin box. The Trail-Air ROTA-FLEX is standard and the Trail-Air AIR-RIDE is the optioal pin box.

The other change in the Cardinal standard equipment is that it now comes with Goodyear tires.

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We have a 2008 Cardinal with the Trail-Air. We headed out 3 week ago for a 3 month trip and have driven abut 1,800 miles so far. The Trail-Air has worked great. As we travel I find I need to add or subtract air based on temperature and elevation. There still is some chucking.

We also have the trail-air equal flex suspension and air shocks on the truck.

This is our first 5th wheel and the only time I have pulled. So I'm not sure what it would be like to not have the suspension or Trail-Air. So far it has been good, but the ride is not as good as the HM we had before.

We have had some difficulties hooking up. I'm not sure if it's the Trail-Air or not, but if I let the air out of the bag I can hook right up. In fairness, we're new to this, so it can just be a learning thing.


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PaulandTammy wrote:

Camping Dutchman wrote:

Watch how much they charge for that little option. You might be better off waiting.


The Trail-Air Rota-Flex is not an option it is standard equipment on the later 2008 Cardinals. The brochure has been changed since the first of the year. The new list of standard equipment and options are on the Cardinal web site and in the NEW 2008 brochure. You should not have to pay a dime extra for the ROTA-FLEX. The Trail-Air AIR RIDE pin box is an option but I was happy with the Rota-Flex. It is very similar to the Mor-Ryde pin box. The Trail-Air ROTA-FLEX is standard and the Trail-Air AIR-RIDE is the optioal pin box.

The other change in the Cardinal standard equipment is that it now comes with Goodyear tires.


Nice I have a previous brochure. thanks for the info!!

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I've had mine for about a year now. I really can't compare it to not having one since this is my first FW but I can say that I beleive the air ride hitches would be better. On I-10 from Macon, GA to Savannah, GA the concrete interstate will chuck you to death. If I had a regular FW pin box, I most probably would find another route to take. I also have both the roto-flex and the e-flex suspension w/shocks which I know makes a difference because my TT cabinet contents would be everywhere when we would arrive at our destinations but with the FW nothing hardly moves inside the cabinets.


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