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RoyF

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My kingpin is showing a lot of wear after 13 years of long trips. I believe that big truck semi-trailer kingpins can be refurbished, but what about RV fifth-wheels? Do you really have to replace the entire kingpin assembly, which can cost upwards of a $thousand?

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Why would bolt on kingpins cost thousands?

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I don't see why not, one would need to find a good welding shop that knows how to replace a king pin do it.

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Why not consider replacing the pinbox. It's not that difficult and not that expensive.

Here's an example

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Here you go.

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RoyF wrote:

My kingpin is showing a lot of wear after 13 years of long trips. I believe that big truck semi-trailer kingpins can be refurbished, but what about RV fifth-wheels? Do you really have to replace the entire kingpin assembly, which can cost upwards of a $thousand?


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entire assembly $600, love the RotoFlex 30,000+ miles


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Why not check local RV dealers for take-off's from customers who upgraded to air ride of premium pin boxes.

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Take your box and a new pin to ANY welding shop. It's nothing special. Craig

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Did you keep it greased?

Not sure how you wear one out, if cleaned and greased regularly?


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