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Old 02-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #15
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Yes, we kept the Airsafe, and bought a new Reese Dual Cam for weight distribution ...excellent combination! _

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #16
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Hi Vinnie,
Sorry to take so long to answer, but we were on a short "shake down" trip for the new (to us) Excella 30 footer. All went well with that, except for a defective check valve on the cold water side of the water heater. Hopefully, I can somehow access it without removing the water heater, it's really close quarters there.

As for the AirSafe, yes I still use it, and it did get a real test with the 36' Open Range, that we had for a couple years. The Open Range, (SOB) had a tongue weight of 1,350 pounds, (I weighed it), and the weight of the trailer the way we usually loaded for a trip was in the area of 13,000 to 13,500. It wasn't a lightweight by anybodies imagination! I had to carry 75 to 80 psi in the airbag of the AirSafe, and put more tension on the Reese DualCam WD, than I ever used before. Sway in cross winds was intense until I got the tension on the torsion bars right. After that everything was acceptable.
The Dodge handled the SOB OK, I was getting (depending on wind and terrain) 10.5 to 11.5 mpg.
Big difference with the 30' Excella, on the trip we just returned from, I average 14.5 over 400 miles.....
We're planning a long trip this summer for a couple months with a big circle from Lower Alabama, to Seattle, and back across southern Canada, or the northern U.S.
Maybe somewhere along the line we'll have the opportunity to meet.
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