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Old 03-12-2017, 11:17 PM   #1
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Air Safe Hitch

I am considering an AirSafe Hitch. I know that there have been posts concerning the constant bouncing of the tv and trailer when crossing saw cuts in concrete pavement, pot holes and railroad tracks. It make travel in the tv uncomfortable and conditions in the trailer very concerning. I'm wondering about damage to the tv and the AS.
I'm looking for reviews, alternatives and advice
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:09 AM   #2
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I have one on my 2014 30' FC, my TV is a 3/4 Duramax Diesel , used it last season. Heavy putting on and taking it off is the only downside, works as advertised. Make sure you always have the right amount of air pressure in the airbag before hitching up, I carry 55lbs.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:34 AM   #3
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I've been using a Class VI AirSafe in conjunction with an Equalizer AS/WD hitch for the past two years (around 12,000 miles, total). I'm running a 2014 27FB Classic towed by a 2015 Ram 3500 4x4 Quad Cab Long Bed Cummins diesel. A 17,000 GCW combo. The first year we had the AS, we towed it with a 2001 Dodge 2500 Cummins 4x4, without the AirSafe. It was a rough ride, and when we stopped, I noticed pillows on the floor and drawers open in the AS. Since we installed the AirSafe, the ride in the new truck is just like a Caddy. I can't say exactly how much of that is the new truck, and how much is the AirSafe, but I can say we now never find a drawer open or a pillow out of place. AirSafe hitches are a product that deliver *exactly* what they advertise; and, based on my experience with it, I would recommend it if you are going to tow with an HD pickup.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:43 PM   #4
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I've been using a Class VI AirSafe in conjunction with an Equalizer AS/WD hitch for the past two years (around 12,000 miles, total). I'm running a 2014 27FB Classic towed by a 2015 Ram 3500 4x4 Quad Cab Long Bed Cummins diesel. A 17,000 GCW combo. The first year we had the AS, we towed it with a 2001 Dodge 2500 Cummins 4x4, without the AirSafe. It was a rough ride, and when we stopped, I noticed pillows on the floor and drawers open in the AS. Since we installed the AirSafe, the ride in the new truck is just like a Caddy. I can't say exactly how much of that is the new truck, and how much is the AirSafe, but I can say we now never find a drawer open or a pillow out of place. AirSafe hitches are a product that deliver *exactly* what they advertise; and, based on my experience with it, I would recommend it if you are going to tow with an HD pickup.


Does anybody know of an alternative to the AirSafe that's less in price and equal to the AirSafe?
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:48 PM   #5
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Does anybody know of an alternative to the AirSafe that's less in price and equal to the AirSafe?


AirSafe also suggested supporting the AirSafe/Equal-I-zer Hitch head attached to the AS but removing it fro the TV, much like the Hensley. Suggested that there are Hitch stands available in the market place. Anyone familiar with a hitch stand?
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:01 PM   #6
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I made my own hitch stand using a inexpensive 4 wheel furniture roller and stacked 2x4's cut to width.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:08 PM   #7
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Does anybody know of an alternative to the AirSafe that's less in price and equal to the AirSafe?
Don't know how good it is.

http://shockerhitch.com/Receiver_Hitch.php
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:57 PM   #8
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I have used my Airsafe hitch now for over 50,000 miles on our 2015 F350 pulling a 28ft International without incident.It works as advertised is well built and well designed.Allows the trailer to float even with a wd hitch.Much smoother ride for us and the trailer.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:38 AM   #9
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Pictures of two wheeled carrier for Air Safe

Great hitch with pics of 2wheeled hand truck to carry it.

Scissors jack addition allows for support of when pulling out heavy hitch. ( Have to lower the scissors to clear the Equalizer hitch mount).

Added benefit of Air Safe: extra clearance for tailgate.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:00 AM   #10
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I just got a hand truck at Home Depot (made in USA!) that had the two main pneumatic tires, but also had a set of smaller tires up on the frame. You can re-jigger the handle (just pull and reset with cotter pins) and the hand truck becomes a dolly. The AirSafe/Equilizer combo is *heavy*, and the dolly makes it much easier to roll out. Still have to lift it into place, though...
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:47 PM   #11
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How heavy is heavy? Anyone have some number? Just curious as I am getting ready to get our first airstream and doing my hitch research.
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We bought an Air Safe just over a year ago. Love it! It definitely takes the bounce out of the road. Only down-side, as others have said, is weight. My hubby weighed ours at 95lb. I cannot lift it. He can but it's definitely a job. We have an Equilizer with it, and tow with a Ram half ton with a hemi. We carry our "old" hitch also on longer trips, so that if we ever run into a situation where I'd have to hitch up by myself, I could still do it.
I think he's going to build a carrier for ours this summer.

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Old 03-24-2017, 11:39 PM   #13
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I would guess that 95 lbs figure could be accurate for a Class VI/Equilizer combo. I've never actually weighed mine (didn't want to confirm suspicions). I've done it alone, it's definitely easier with two!
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:18 PM   #14
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I bought the AirSafe and am thoroughly pleased. First trip heading north from Phoenix on a very rough pot holed I 17. Nothing out of place. Next trip on gravel rutted road for 40+miles and minor disruption in AS. AirSafe has my vote. Worth the cost.
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