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Old 05-10-2013, 06:40 AM   #1
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AirSafe users who also have Equalizer hitches

Could those users of equalizer hitches that are now also using an AirSafe hitch tell me if they had to make any adjustments to their equalizer setups when they installed the AirSafe hitch.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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Mine did not require any.


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Old 05-10-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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I use a Husky. No mods needed. I got a good deal on the Husky that came with 800-1200# spring bars which would ordinarily be way too stiff. The buffering of my Airsafe V makes that a moot point.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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I have an Armada with Equalizer pulling 25' Classic. Bought a Ford F350 and airsafe hitch, plus a spare equalizer head (still have the Armada too).
Initially I set up the Equalizer head with the same number of washers (to control the tilt of the bars). However, that turned out to produce way more downward tilt, there must be manufacturing differences between Equalizer heads.
So I've adjusted the washers to get slightly less downward tilt than before. This means a bit less weight distribution, but I don't need it with the F350 and Airsafe, I think. Haven't taken it out for a drive yet (next weekend). Will post learnings.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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Airsafe & Equalizer & F350

Finally got to take my F350 with new hitch for a ride. The combination works beautifully - very stable and steady.
My original concern about the ball being too high was unfounded. The tongue weight produces just enough sag to make the Airstream perfectly level once hooked up.
My safety chains and umbilical cord are long enough to reach comfortably, without modifications.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:59 AM   #6
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Airsafe & Equalizer & F350

Thanks for the pictures. Are these the original safety chains and the original power cord?
Mine must be shorter for some reason, because when I hooked up the Airsafe and the Equalizer, neither one reached. I am confused.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:04 AM   #7
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Thanks for the pictures. Are these the original safety chains and the original power cord?
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Yes, mine is totally stock. What year is yours? Mine is a 2007 25' Classic.

It shouldn't be hard to add a few piece of chain and an umbilical pig tail. Mount another socket on your Airsafe?
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #8
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I have never heard of AirSafe. Do they work well? Seems like you might need a compressor to keep the bags full.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:55 AM   #9
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Just a bicycle pump. About 50psi for me. Holds air just like a tire. Works very well (smooths the ride). And allows me to open the tailgate with AS attached.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #10
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I've used the AirSafe for 3 years, we currently own a 2001, 30' Excella, with a Reese Dual Cam hitch. It's fantastic, first long trip was to Alaska, 14,000 miles. We're currently on a "big circle" trip from Lower Alabama to Seattle, and back....my total experience with the AirSafe has been approximetly 60,000 miles. I carry about 35 psi in the airbag, depending on how the AS is loaded.
I did have to make an extension cord for the umbilical cord, about 14" long. I do carry a 12 volt compressor, but seldom have to add air.
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Would airbags on the TV accomplish the same thing?
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #12
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Would airbags on the TV accomplish the same thing?
Not really. The AirSafe decouples much of the vertical movement between the TV and the TT at the hitch. The 1st thing I observed when going over a grade crossing, the thumpity thump as the trailer wheels crossed the tracks was greatly reduced. Then on sections of concrete highways where the equally spaced joints sometimes cause the combo to bounce sharply in a rhythm, the AirSafe is very good at softening the oscillations. My TV has factory airbags in the rear and the addition of the AirSafe was a noticeable improvement.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:47 PM   #13
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Ready made extensions here. Doubt you could piece it together for much less.

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #14
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I've used my AirSafe Class V hitch for almost 40,000 miles from coast-to-coast since getting it in 2006.

It has proven to be a great asset over the less-than-smooth roads we have to drive on. It has has stopped the trailer's body shearing and rivet popping I had been experiencing with a conventional hitch and my heavy F250 tow vehicle.

I am still amazed at how the trailer floats on the AirSafe's air bags without being jerked around by the truck's heavy-handed suspension.
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