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  5. 18000 lbs GTW
  6. Absorbs Road Shock and Reduces Chucking
Gen-Y Hitch Shock Absorbing 5th Wheel Pin Box - Lippert 1116 and 1716 - 18,000 lbs - 3.5K TW

Gen-Y Hitch Shock Absorbing 5th Wheel Pin Box - Lippert 1116 and 1716 - 18,000 lbs - 3.5K TW

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Drive over bumpy dirt roads or city potholes and want to soften the ride so you don't feel tossed around in your truck
  • Tow a very heavy trailer or toy hauler with a pin weight between 1,500 and 3,500 lbs
  • Have no patience for filling up an air bag every time you hit the road

No, if you:

  • Haul your trailer with a truck that sits high - this pin box adds some height which can cause chucking if you can't adjust to compensate
  • Have a short bed truck or a toolbox and need a pin box that gives you more clearance between your truck and trailer
This shock-absorbing pin box provides a smooth, safe ride while you tow your fifth-wheel trailer. The all-in-1 box has no air bags to refill or small parts to replace. The weight scale lets you monitor your vertical load. 3.5K pin weight. 1-800-940-8924 to order Gen-Y Hitch fifth wheel king pin part number GY35FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Gen-Y Hitch products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Gen-Y Hitch Shock Absorbing 5th Wheel Pin Box - Lippert 1116 and 1716 - 18,000 lbs - 3.5K TW. Fifth Wheel King Pin reviews from real customers.
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Gen-Y Hitch Fifth Wheel King Pin - GY35FR

  • Lippert 1116
  • Lippert 1716
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Absorbs Road Shock and Reduces Chucking
  • Upgraded Pin Box
  • Gen-Y Hitch
  • Fixed Turret

This shock-absorbing pin box provides a smooth, safe ride while you tow your fifth-wheel trailer. The all-in-1 box has no air bags to refill or small parts to replace. The weight scale lets you monitor your vertical load. 3.5K pin weight.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel king pin box upgrades the existing pin box on your 5th-wheel trailer
    • King pin inserts into your truck's 5th-wheel hitch
  • Shock-absorbing design ensures a smooth, steady ride
    • Technology functions like a torsion axle to limit transfer of road shock from trailer to truck and vice versa
      • Reduces chucking and rough fore-and-aft motion
      • Limits bounce and jarring up-and-down motion
    • No airbags to maintain and fewer moving parts to repair or replace than with other shock-absorbing solutions
  • Pin weight scale is built in to help you balance your trailer
    • Meter lets you know if your load needs to be adjusted before you tow
  • Filler shims insert between pin box and your trailer's wings
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Powder coat finish resists wear and corrosion
  • Simple, bolt-on installation
    • Mounts with existing bolts
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Designed to replace Lippert 1116 and 1716 5th-wheel pin boxes
  • Towing capacity: 18,000 lbs
  • Pin weight capacity range: 1,500 lbs - 3,500 lbs
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • In order for the pin box's shock absorption to work correctly, make sure your pin weight is within the pin weight range.
  • Because the Gen-Y Hitch Executive is shorter than the Lippert 1716 pin box, the clearance between your trailer and tow vehicle during turns might be reduced.

Calculated Tongue Weight Executive Tongue Weight Capacity Required
500-1,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
1,501-3,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
3,001-4,000 lbs 4,500 lbs
4,001-5,000 lbs 5,500 lbs
5,001-6,000 lbs 6,500 lbs
6,001-7,000 lbs 7,500 lbs
7,001-8,000 lbs 8,500 lbs

Built-In Shock Absorption for a Smooth Ride

Executive torsion

If you've ever towed a fifth-wheel trailer before, you're no stranger to road shock. Driving over uneven terrain can result in a rigid, bumpy ride. And uncomfortable fore-and-aft chucking can occur when you're starting and stopping. When all of the motions combine, the road shock can even potentially damage your truck or trailer.


This Gen-Y Hitch torsion pin box is designed to absorb road shock at the connection point to create a safe, smooth ride. This is thanks to the internal construction of the box, which is similar to that of a torsion axle.


Pivot points are built into the Gen-Y pin box. This allows for movement between the box, which attaches to your trailer, and the king pin, which connects to the fifth-wheel hitch in your truck bed. When your trailer bounces or jerks, the king pin will move accordingly.


torsion diagram

Built into the Gen-Y pin box are tubes with inner bars that are surrounded by rubber cords. As the king pin moves, these inner bars twist inside of the tubes, attempting to follow the pin's motion. But the rubber cords prevent the bars from twisting too far. And as each bar turns, these cords compress to absorb the rough shock. This means that any shock experienced by your truck can be absorbed before it reaches your trailer, and the shock experienced by your trailer won't get transferred to your truck.


Easily Check Your Vertical Load

Executive scale

The vertical load, or pin weight, refers to the weight that a fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch in the truck bed. Too little vertical load can cause trailer sway and too much can cause poor performance.


This Gen-Y pin box has a built-in mechanical scale so that you can check to see if your vertical load is too high or too low. The highest arrow on the scale indicates your maximum vertical load (3,500 lbs). The lowest arrow indicates no vertical load (0 lbs). A vertical load of at least 1,500 lbs is recommended for the built-in shock absorption to function effectively. This means that the scale's white indicator marker should be between the highest arrow and the middle arrow when you hook up your trailer to tow.



GH-8040 GenY Hitch Executive Fifth-Wheel King Pin Box with Torsion Shock Absorption - LCI 1116/1716 - 18K

GH-8000 1/4" Filler Shims for Gen-Y Executive Fifth Wheel Adapters





Video of Gen-Y Hitch Shock Absorbing 5th Wheel Pin Box - Lippert 1116 and 1716 - 18,000 lbs - 3.5K TW

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Gen-Y Hitch Fifth Wheel King Pin - Shock Absorbing 1116 and 1716 Upgraded Pin Box - GY35FR

Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a quick look at this Gen-Y Hitch Shock Absorbing 5th-Wheel Pin Box. This is going to upgrade the existing pin box on your 5th-wheel trailer. The king pen is still going to insert into your standard 5th-wheel hitch on your truck, but then it does provide the shock absorbing design that's gonna ensure a nice, smooth, steady ride for you. So it is gonna be a major upgrade for you over your traditional or factory static pin box. This is designed specifically to replace the Lippert 1116 and 1716 5th-wheel pin boxes.

So it is going to be very easy to get mounted in place of those. It's gonna use the same bolt pattern and all of that. So very simple to get installed. We do have these filler shims here that we'll install on the sides to take up the little bit of gap that would exist between your original trailer wings and the, the pin box there. So that's included, and then you'll just use your existing bolts to get it mounted in place.

Now, I wanna be very careful to explain that this is a very simple installation. It's not necessarily easy, because these are very heavy. So you're definitely gonna want a, at least a second set of hands to help you lower your original, put this one up in its place. I've heard of other people using a jack in the back of their truck. So they pull up and kind of use that to help lower.

They are very heavy, but it is a very simple installation. Because this is going to be a little bit shorter than your Lippert 1716 pin box, you might have a little bit of clearance, a little less clearance when you're towing. So when you're taking your turns and that sort of thing, keep that in mind. If we look at where our pin is, we can see these bolts are right about center on there. So if we go from the center of one of those bolts back, you can see to our first set of holes, it's about 17 inches.

And to our back set of holes there, it's just a little shy of 26 inches. So keep that in mind to see if that actually measured out according to what you're used to, to make sure that it's going to give you the functionality that you need. This does have a nice heavy duty steel construction. Gen-Y has a great reputation for building very robust, solid products, and this is no exception. It is going to give us a towing capacity of 18,000 pounds. That, of course, is the weight of the trailer plus the load included. And we're gonna have a pin weight capacity range of between 1,500 pounds and 3,500 pounds. And the reason for that range is because of our shock absorbing capabilities. So we want to have at least that 1,500 pounds in order for that shock absorbing to engage properly. But any more than that 3,500 is gonna be too much, it's gonna overload it. We're not gonna get the benefits out of it. To help us with that, we do have this pin weight scale here on the side that's going to allow us to see where our pin weight is. So you can see we've got the red, green, red sticker here, and then we've got that white mark. So as we get our trailer loaded, that will turn, and we wanna make sure that that white mark is lining up with that green portion. And then we'll know that we're within that optimal range there. So it is nice that they include that here on our pin box to make sure that we're gonna be getting the most out of our shock absorbing capabilities. Now, the way this works, it's kind of like a, a torsion axle, if you're familiar with that concept. So at each of our pivot points here, we're going to have a square metal bar. I've got a cutaway to kinda show you a little bit better. So there's a square bar, and then we've got rubber cords on the, the sides. So as we experience shock and jolting, that's going to pivot, and those rubber cords are going to help absorb that movement to make sure that everything's gonna be nice and smooth. So it's gonna help reduce your chucking and rough fore and aft motion. It's also going to limit your bounce and jarring up and down motion. So it is gonna be a much smoother ride. It's going to limit that movement transferring from your tow vehicle back to your trailer and vice versa. So both you and your trailer are going to be more comfortable. You're gonna have less wear, and that sorta thing. One of the really nice things about this system is that there are fewer moving parts that would need to be repaired or replaced. There's no airbag that you're gonna have to worry about maintaining, making sure there's enough air pressure, and that sort of thing. So it is going to be a nice system, as far as low maintenance, just kinda getting it installed and allowing it to do its thing once you have that pin weight properly situated. In, in addition to our steel construction, we do have a powder coat finish that's gonna help resist wear and corrosion. So this is gonna be a, a long lasting pin box for you. It is made here in the USA. So you can trust it's made to high quality standards. We've come to know and trust for products that are made here in the U.S. And like I said, Gen-Y does have a great reputation for very, very sturdy, robust products. So this is gonna do a good job for you towing, making sure that you have the adequate capacity and that sort of thing. So, and that's gonna complete our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Thanks for watching..


Customer Reviews

Gen-Y Hitch Shock Absorbing 5th Wheel Pin Box - Lippert 1116 and 1716 - 18,000 lbs - 3.5K TW - GY35FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

This shock-absorbing pin box provides a smooth, safe ride while you tow your fifth-wheel trailer. The all-in-1 box has no air bags to refill or small parts to replace. The weight scale lets you monitor your vertical load. 3.5K pin weight.

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Etrailer is an awesome website. They are very responsive to questions. Installation was simple and straightforward. I have not towed with this new pinbox as my rig is bedded down for a long winter nap in the northeast.


Comments
Still very impressed. This hitch does a great job of absorbing shock from road surfaces. Best part is, unlike the air cushion type, there is no maintenance.
Cory - 11/16/2022


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Super fast shipping. Easy install. Heavy buggar so hired two young ones to hold it while I bolted it into place. Coming up into the 1000 mile usage mark and it is doing its job well absorbing road shock. In New York state now. PA roads are awful bumpy so it got several good tests.




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Review from a similar Executive in Fifth Wheel King Pin


Install went smooth. I'm 75 and with a small car jack on my truck tail gate it went very quickly. Blocked the pin end on bed so it wouldn't tip and jacked up the back. Got one rear hole lined up bolted and then just jacked up the pin end and put those bolts in. I will hook it up today and see how it sets. Might have to lower my truck hitch one notch if it sits too high - we will see. ( Momentum 395 MS/ F350)




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Thanks again for the excellent, professional, knowledgeable customer service. It is refreshing to be able to talk to someone who is friendly and glad to help with specialized needs such as racks, hitches, etc. You won't find that kind of service in a lot of places. That is why I recommend etrailer to all of my friends.
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is getting very popular and lots of people are wondering when a truck rack, or ladder type rack will be available for it. It is a great truck but the roof does not allow larger items like longboard surfboards or SUP boards or kayaks to be installed on the roof. There just is not enough room for standard surfboard racks to be spread out long enough to safely carry these longer items. Thule says 27 1/2" is the standard distance between bars but all of us surfers, windsurfers know that one needs more distance between the crossbars to carry a 9' surfboard or greater. I was going to use the Thule racks I just ordered on my 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, but it seems there is just not enough room on the roof to get the distance needed. Plus, the roof is kind of rounded toward the front so the front bar will be down at an angle. I ended up putting the rack on my Hyundai Tucson. So, there is a need out there for a different system for the Santa Cruz. Any advice on a roof rack for the Santa Cruz would be appreciated. Maybe I am looking at it wrong and I don't need as much room on the roof as I think to transport a longboard. I know there is a lot of discussion on this subject on the Santa Cruz forums online. I use a 9', and 10' longboard (surfboard).


Comments
I see that this kit that you just purchased is a confirmed fit for your 22 Hyundai Santa Cruz, as long as you have flush mount rails that run front to back. The square bars item # TH712300
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. You can also use these straps, item # TH531
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$59.95
to hold your long boards down.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/28/2021


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This is the 2nd large order (hitch components & roof rack) I placed within 2 weeks. Each was processed quickly and arrived ahead of the projected delivery date. Further, the website was extremely easy to use with excellent configuration and installation articles and videos. I dealt with Quinn, a phone rep, who did a great job answering my questions and configuring the equipment. I highly recommend doing business with etrailer.




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Everything came quickly and all at one time. The instructions were clear, communications were frequent, and follow-up was immediate. Fantastic customer service combined with great and easy selections.




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This pinbox fixed two problems I was having. I can know turn 90 degrees and I have up to 10 inches of clearance from top of bed rail to 5th wheel overhang




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Fit perfect.




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great pruducts everything was just as ordered easy to install




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perfect fit, super snug ,so easy




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Exactly what I needed at a great price! Great customer service and super fast shipping!




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Excellent hitch, rides smooth and quit e.




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