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Old 02-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #57
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Unfortunately, my trial is on hold as my F350 was stolen two weeks ago. I assume I'll be in the market for another truck in the next month or so.
Sorry to learn about that. Good luck with insurance and with replacing your F350.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:37 PM   #58
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does anyone have rock tamers with there air safe hitch. will they fit?
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:56 PM   #59
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I do, and didn't have to modify anything.
The Rock Tamers are heavy as is the hitch. I made up a cradle on wheels to aid me in installing the whole thing as a unit before a trip and also use it as a way to move the hitch and Tamers around in the garage when in storage.
Some mount their Rock Tamers to the extra holes in the Airsafe instead of using the hitch collar.
There is a thread someplace on this forum about how they did it. Maybe try the search function button for more info.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #60
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Airsafe with Rock Tamers

I had to order the longer shank in order to get my Rock Tamers on. Just came back from the Grand Canyon and the AirSafe did its job. Watch out for I40 coming east into Oklahoma City. Really rough road.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #61
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Just put another 2000 miles on my Airsafe. Nothing but great things to say about this hitch.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #62
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I just looked at the Airsafe Website. That looks awesome. Will it work with ProPride/Hensley?
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #63
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I just looked at the Airsafe Website. That looks awesome. Will it work with ProPride/Hensley?
There is no obvious technical reason why it wouldn't work. However I think the combination would be unmanageably heavy. Probably more than 250 lbs.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:44 PM   #64
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how much do these run in cost? sorry if that has already been answered.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:48 AM   #65
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how much do these run in cost? sorry if that has already been answered.
My cost for the class VI was $1600. Well worth the investment. Smooth ride and no more popped rivets out of the front locker frame.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:59 AM   #66
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My cost for the class VI was $1600. Well worth the investment. Smooth ride and no more popped rivets out of the front locker frame.

What WD/sway control hitch setup do you use with yours?
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:00 AM   #67
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any issues with using this hitch and using WD properly? I may be thinking about it all wrong.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:16 PM   #68
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any issues with using this hitch and using WD properly? I may be thinking about it all wrong.

The AirSafe folks claim a 20% reduction in the effectiveness of the weight distribution when used with their hitch.

I readily admit I have no idea what they mean by that, or how one might measure.

As all here who have chosen small TVs like to mention, most Airstreams can be towed with less than a 3/4 or one ton truck.

I chose a 3/4 truck for a variety of reasons, but mostly because I wanted the payload capacity to carry whatever gear I might want to take in addition to the trailer. And, not to have generators and fuel, and other "dirty" hardware, in my living spaces.

That being said, I am more interested in the sway control properties of the dual cam system than a huge amount of weight transfer. The heavy truck can tow the Airstream fine without any weight distribution, but I do find merit in transferring some of the tongue weight off the hitch and back onto the truck.

The AirSafe hitch has a very stiff sliding interface. It "binds" somewhat to allow the WD hardware to do most of its job, but still slides upon impact to dampen the ride of the trailer.

As all who have commented have said, there is an obvious improvement in ride of both the TV and trailer after adding the AirSafe.

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Old 07-02-2013, 01:21 PM   #69
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The AirSafe folks claim a 20% reduction in the effectiveness of the weight distribution when used with their hitch. ...
This is what they state on their website:

"When Weight Distribution Bracket is used on any Air Safe receiver hitch you must reduce tongue weight capacity by 25%, example… Class 4 - 1,000 tongue weight reduces to 750 lbs, Class 5 – 1,400 tongue weight reduces to 1,050 lbs, Class 6 – 2,000 lbs to 1,500 lbs, Class 8 – 3,000 lbs to 2,250 lbs."

When I ordered, I called to get confirmation on that point. The Class 4 unit would normally handle 800# tongue weight, but factoring in the torsional forces of a WD system, they highly recommend the Class 5 unit. I don't believe the AirSafe reduces the effectiveness of the WD system. It does move the ball further from the rear axle and that may have implication on sway control.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #70
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silver goose, how is your sway control then with this setup?
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