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Old 07-14-2015, 07:09 AM   #29
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I know there are a few who like the Airsafe. To answer your question about it affecting tow stability negatively, the answer is that yes, any increase in distance from TV rear axle to hitch ball worsens the effect of the TT upon the TV.

Get a ProPride. Plenty of room for adjustments that will get the rig dialed in right.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:31 AM   #30
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The Airsafe hitch has worked flawlessly for me for the last 30,000 miles coupled with a quality wd hitch your Airstream rides on air.I would not travel without now that I have used it.


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Old 07-20-2015, 07:35 AM   #31
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An argument for dually that makes sense to me (even though I don't have one) is more brakes than a single axle.

I am surprised to hear you say the 350 is smoother than the 3/4 ton. I would suspect the beefier suspension would give you a harsher ride,
My Ram was a 2001 with a straight Diff. The F350 is a 2006 with an independent front Diff. Along with the longer wheel base I believe that is what gives me the smoother ride. And you are correct about braking. At 100K miles on the Ram, I went through 3 sets of fron brake pads and 2 rotors. The rear brakes were replaced once at about 70K.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:17 AM   #32
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There are some interesting harmonics with my Serenity 30RB, certain situations where roads have regular undulations, the truck can rock to and fro, requiring a speed adjustment. But 99% of the time it is just wonderful.


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Old 07-22-2015, 09:31 PM   #33
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Hooked up my 08 Ram 2500 Quad Cab short bed to my 34' Excella for the first time for a quick shakedown. It towed flawless with no appreciable sway. This is in contrast to my 99 F250 extended cab short bed which had serious sway/ fishtail problems is spite of rebuilding the front end. I have to conclude bed length is not a significant issue.
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:55 AM   #34
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Both trucks are about the same length, right?
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Both trucks are about the same length, right?
Yes.

Also have an Airsafe hitch which places the trailer ball about a foot further back from the truck bumper. This does not seem to matter either.
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:15 PM   #36
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its the wheelbase you should be thinking about, not the length of the truck bed.
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