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Old 03-22-2014, 08:32 AM   #43
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As the previous poster stated, I also don't recall Airsafe claiming any sway prevention. We use the Equalizer/Airsafe combo with great results.

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Old 03-22-2014, 01:51 PM   #44
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I seem to remember that AirSafe may have made the point that since the hitch's Firestone air bags help isolate the tow vehicle's and the trailer's suspension systems and thus allow them to work somewhat independently, the Air Safe will help to enhance towing stability which includes sway control.

I have been using a Class V AirSafe since 1996, and it does everything it claims. However, I do use friction sway control bars because they do keep the "jitters" out of my rig when being passed by trucks and busses on the Interstate. I've never experience any true sway, just that push-pull sensation when heavy rigs pass me at speed, and the sway bars eliminate that.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:21 PM   #45
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The minor sway reduction function of the Airsafe comes from reducing the weight shift to/from your front axle the trailer bounces. You should still use a weight distribution system, it is much safer that way. I use my Airsafe with an Equalizer, am happy with it.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:42 PM   #46
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Airstreamer 67 has it almost verbatim from the Airsafe web site. It's sort of conflicting information in my mind but I guess as long as lawyers roam the earth we live with that. Since I have the Equalizer, I'll use it with the Airsafe.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:14 PM   #47
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How much does the Airsafe/Equalizer head weigh? I assume Airsafe is held in the tow vehicle receiver with a locking pin and can be removed from the tow vehicle. I find just the Equalizer head is a bit of a grunt to remove and insert.

I wonder how the Airsafe/Equalizer combo compares to Propride or Hensley set up?

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Old 09-04-2014, 04:21 PM   #48
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How much does the Airsafe/Equalizer head weigh? I assume Airsafe is held in the tow vehicle receiver with a locking pin and can be removed from the tow vehicle. I find just the Equalizer head is a bit of a grunt to remove and insert.

I wonder how the Airsafe/Equalizer combo compares to Propride or Hensley set up?

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I'm guessing on the weight so don't hold me to the exact weight, but I'm thinking around 70 pounds. One of these days I'll weigh mine. Mine is a class 5 for whatever and might weigh a couple pounds more than the class 4
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I have a Airsafe VI and Equilizier. Without the bars attached it weighs 75lbs approx.I built a simple roller cart for it out of wood and a furniture roller.and when I take it off I just pull the pin on the WD hitch ,slide it onto the roller cart and roll it into the garage,Very easy.After using the Airsafe I will not be pulling my Airstream without it,I makes a huge difference in my application.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:53 PM   #50
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I have a Airsafe VI and Equilizier. Without the bars attached it weighs 75lbs approx.I built a simple roller cart for it out of wood and a furniture roller.and when I take it off I just pull the pin on the WD hitch ,slide it onto the roller cart and roll it into the garage,Very easy.After using the Airsafe I will not be pulling my Airstream without it,I makes a huge difference in my application.
Any possibility of posting a couple of photo's, from different angles, of your Airsafe and the Equalizer WD setup? Thanks
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Airsafe? Is this online?
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:37 AM   #52
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Any possibility of posting a couple of photo's, from different angles, of your Airsafe and the Equalizer WD setup? Thanks
Sorry my Airstream is in storage currently or I would take a photo.
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I'm the new guy here, but I have owned two Airsafe hitches. Both Class VI. I have towed about 20,000 miles with them. I just made a trip from AK to MO pulling a 1987 34' excella. It was just shy of 5,000 miles. I made the whole trip with no sway control device, and had no real sway issue. I also don't go over 60 MPH usually. My total hitch setup cost me right at 1800 dollars with shipping, but it was worth every penny. They are pricey, but when you have a 30,000 dollar truck, and a trailer that means alot to you, what is 1-2000 dollars for the piece of mind.

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I'm the new guy here, but I have owned two Airsafe hitches. Both Class VI. I have towed about 20,000 miles with them. I just made a trip from AK to MO pulling a 1987 34' excella. It was just shy of 5,000 miles. I made the whole trip with no sway control device, and had no real sway issue. I also don't go over 60 MPH usually. My total hitch setup cost me right at 1800 dollars with shipping, but it was worth every penny. They are pricey, but when you have a 30,000 dollar truck, and a trailer that means alot to you, what is 1-2000 dollars for the piece of mind.

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I'm the new guy here, but I have owned two Airsafe hitches. Both Class VI. I have towed about 20,000 miles with them. I just made a trip from AK to MO pulling a 1987 34' excella. It was just shy of 5,000 miles. I made the whole trip with no sway control device, and had no real sway issue. I also don't go over 60 MPH usually. My total hitch setup cost me right at 1800 dollars with shipping, but it was worth every penny. They are pricey, but when you have a 30,000 dollar truck, and a trailer that means alot to you, what is 1-2000 dollars for the piece of mind.

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After bolting on the weight distribution bracket I received from AirSafe, I was wondering if anyone had experienced an incident in which the bracket came off of the AirSafe. There are only 4 small bolts and no nuts that hold that bracket to the back of the AirSafe hitch. (As compared to the equalizer hitch head that bolts on to this bracket using long 3/4 inch bolts with nuts.) This seems to be the weak link in this assembly. I would certainly appreciate any ideas on this.
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We have an Airsafe Hitch that we had previously loved until we experienced the failure of the weld that holds the Equalizer Head to the bracket that mounts on the Airsafe Hitch. It wasn't a bolt failure but a weld failure. When it failed it separated and dropped our trailer. Thankfully we were going very slowly as we had just come from a stop sign. It still did damage but not nearly what it would have done at highway speeds. When we could see behind the failed weld, it was completely rusted and only about a 4 inch part of the weld was still attached as it showed bright metal, not rust. The rest of the weld was completely rusted away. It was in no way visible, so we could not have detected that it was failing. It is about a year old hitch, still under warranty and had about 6000 miles of towing. It is housed when not used, in our garage in the arid southwest with very low humidity. Although Airsafe sent us a replacement hitch, we are hesitant to use it after experiencing this failure.
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