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Old 02-09-2014, 02:26 PM   #169
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The ProPride has changed us from not really liking towing on her interstate with semi traffic and/or strong crosswinds to a complete non-event.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:18 AM   #170
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It's amazing that it takes a $2500 hitch to make the "best towing trailer on the planet" tow well.

Personally, I use an Air Safe hitch to keep all the rivets riveted on my Airstream when towing with a heavy pickup truck.

The Airstream is an American Classic, but she is a sensitive mistress.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:50 AM   #171
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It's amazing that it takes a $2500 hitch to make the "best towing trailer on the planet" tow well.

Personally, I use an Air Safe hitch to keep all the rivets riveted on my Airstream when towing with a heavy pickup truck.

The Airstream is an American Classic, but she is a sensitive mistress.
Actually, it's not about what hitch "it takes", it's about what is the best hitch at sway elimination, and the ProPride also does ride very well. I towed with one for more than 50,000 miles with no issues at all till I ran into the problems with this Dodge brake controller.

I'm glad you like your Air Safe. There are many good hitches on the market, and they all do the job for the most part, but nothing controls sway like a pivot point projection hitch.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:49 AM   #172
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It's amazing that it takes a $2500 hitch to make the "best towing trailer on the planet" tow well.

Personally, I use an Air Safe hitch to keep all the rivets riveted on my Airstream when towing with a heavy pickup truck.

The Airstream is an American Classic, but she is a sensitive mistress.
Since you don't specify what trailer you own, either in your post or in your profile, it is difficult to evaluate your statement. However I am guessing you have a small to medium sized light weight vintage trailer. Towing that is an entirely different task than towing a newer heavier larger trailer.

An Airsafe hitch appears to have no sway control or dampening whatsoever. There are some who use an Airsafe with a ProPride to provide shock dampening They preform two entirely different functions. The only shock dampening with the ProPride is the flexing of the weight distribution bars. The only sway control with the Airsafe appears to be none.

There are many threads on these forums discussing the merits of sway control. There should be no need to do it again. If you find it is unnecessary for your set up and your comfort zone that is fine. However I, and others are willing to pay the extra money for a safer less demanding towing experience.

To each his own.

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:00 AM   #173
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It's amazing that it takes a $2500 hitch to make the "best towing trailer on the planet" tow well.

Personally, I use an Air Safe hitch to keep all the rivets riveted on my Airstream when towing with a heavy pickup truck.

The Airstream is an American Classic, but she is a sensitive mistress.
They don't give the Air Safe device away either, and you still need a w.d. hitch to go with it.

It all comes down to the level of towing comfort you are comfortable with. I had two hitches before the ProPride that I wasn't entirely satisfied with and those experiments were not free.

Wish I had started with the ProPride and not spent money on the others but my dealer said I didn't need it (best towing trailer on the planet.) I think the real issue is they could not make any money on the ProPride because they are marketed directly to the consumer.
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