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Old 05-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Air Safe Hitch Any Users Experience?

I am considering buy a Air Safe Hitch & using it with my Equalizer Hitch on my 34' 2001 Excella.

Has any one had any experience with the Air Safe Hitch?
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.

We have one. We like it. The items in the back of our 27 FB looked like it had been in a dryer after a day on the road.

The Air Safe helped soften things quite a bit.

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Old 05-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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I have used them in the past but sold the one I had with the last trailer. They really settle down the harsh ride. Well worth the investment, but relatively expensive for what they are.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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Airsafe ...yes

I purchased the airsafe VII...for my excella 34'...and use the equalizer weight distribution ...absolutely stopped 98% of the porposing...no sway...I don't worry about concrete highways and bridges anymore...I have used the airsafe approximately 16 months now...One of our unit members purchased one after viewing mine 4 months ago...he has only praise for the airsafe ...
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
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My Class V AirSafe has served me well in the six years I've owned it. I tow with a heavily sprung pickup, and the AirSafe has stopped damage to my trailers. No more split skin, popped rivets or shaken-up contents. Just smooth sailing over the rough roads we travel.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:05 PM   #6
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Air safe V or VII

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I purchased the airsafe VII...for my excella 34'...and use the equalizer weight distribution ...absolutely stopped 98% of the porposing...no sway...I don't worry about concrete highways and bridges anymore...I have used the airsafe approximately 16 months now...One of our unit members purchased one after viewing mine 4 months ago...he has only praise for the airsafe ...
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Did you need the VII? It appears to me from the specs that the AS V at 1400 lbs TW would be sufficient. allowing for the 25% red using the Equalizer WD hitch.

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Old 05-24-2012, 05:42 AM   #7
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You are absolutely right...the VII was overkill....the reason I purchased the VII...was that my TW was new...and it had the 2 1/2 inch receiver..
at the time I bought mine...there was not much information on the Airsafe hitch...I didn't want to buy the V at the time because I would have to use the 2" sleeve adaptor...I thought it may cause play in the hitch...so I spent more than I had too...my friend bought the V for his set-up 34' with equalizer and he is completely happy with it...any way you cut it...its a soft connection...great ride...and the trailer has a smooth ride...
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:11 AM   #8
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The only drawback to the Airsafe in my opinion is the weight of the thing...so what I did was buy a motorcycle lift from harbor frieght..it works great..if you want pictures...email me at rgill@clearwire.net I will send you pictures...
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:43 AM   #9
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Went from the comfort of a Classic 280 MH to the harsh and bumpy ride of the trailer. The AirSafe has made the ride tolerable. Drawbacks are getting it adjusted correctly and sway. I have not solved the sway yet but need to before our next trip. Overall I would not tow withiout our AirSafe. Even over RR tracks you feel nothing in the TV. Added advantage is that the ttrailer is not bouncing around.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #10
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Love the Airsafe hitch. The tongue weight of our slideout would influence the truck greatly but now that energy is isolated to the workings of the hitch. I really like the concept but its weird to look in the rear view mirror and see the trailer moving independantly of the truck.

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:28 PM   #11
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We have a Hensley Arrow WD system, and love it. Any opinions on using an Air Safe system combined with the Hensley?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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I would add my voice to the positive chorus. I have used an airsafe V for two years on my 2010 Tundra and pulled a 2008 25' Classic and now my 2012 23' Flying Cloud. The airsafe dramatically reduces the hit your trailer takes from starts/stops, poor roads (all that CA has right now), and unexpected maneuvers.
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I would add my voice to the positive chorus. I have used an airsafe V for two years on my 2010 Tundra and pulled a 2008 25' Classic and now my 2012 23' Flying Cloud. The airsafe dramatically reduces the hit your trailer takes from starts/stops, poor roads (all that CA has right now), and unexpected maneuvers.

I agree that it certainly reduces the shock of the potholes and rough road but dont think the four links do anything but allow up and down movement. The stops and starts are probably not affected by the airsafe. I am a big fan too though

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #14
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Well, I purchased the Air Safe & have installed it on my F350 also using the Equalizer 4 point W/D. I hitched to the 34' Excella & the level is perfect & the W/D bars look right.

We will be off next week to British Columbia from our present location on Cape Blanco OR,
so as soon as I have experience & an internet hookup I will report back.

Thanks again for all of the ideas & comments.
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