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Best Way to Improve Ride Quality of Trailer with Lippert 1716 Pin Box Towed with Turnoverball Hitch

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Looking into upgrading to one of these air ride pin box. On my current setup i have the BandW turnover gooseneck ball with the companion 5th wheel hitch. Trailer has the 1716 style standard pinbox. Which one of these air ride pin boxs will work best to eliminate the push-pull feel between the truck and trailer at hwy speeds? I believe everyone calls it chucking. I have no slop, clunking, or noise in the existing hitch setup, just the push-pull velocity between the truck and trailer, especially on uneven roads. I also have no problem switching to the gooseneck style connection if that will be the better option for my application.

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Since your truck has a B and W Turnoverball rail kit/gooseneck hitch installed in it and your trailer has a Lippert 1716 pin box model (thank you for providing that!) the best option to get rid of chucking will be with the Reese Goose Box part # RP85FR. This will give you the air ride cushioning you mentioned which will help a lot but also since gooseneck hitch couplers in general provide less chucking than fifth wheel hitches. So this will help quite a bit in two ways and would be the way to go.

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