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Old 05-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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For Equalizer Hitch Users

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 05-27-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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A year ago, when we first started looking for an Airstream, the Dealer said that we need an Equalizer hitch for a 27' FB Airstream (7600 lbs Gross). Now that we are purchasing one, they say that the professional drivers who deliver the Airstreams from the Factory to Buda, Texas use no hitches at all. Therefore, the dealer thinks that I don't need one either. In both cases--the earlier opinion and the current one--I told them that I would use a new Ford F-250 to pull the trailer. So, do I really need an Equalizer Hitch; or should I just use the trailer as it comes from the factory?

Thank you in advance for any thoughts on this. --Bhooves

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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I think you just hijacked this thread. But, to answer your question, Yes you need some kind of weight distributing hitch with anti sway. I use the Equalizer but there are others out there that do a fine job.

I would imagine that there are some pretty big trucks out there that might not need the WD feature but everyone benefits from anti sway. I pull my 25FB with a half ton and really like the benefits I get from my Equalizer. I wouldn't pull without one.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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Your F250 probably has a class IV hitch good for 600 lbs tongue weight without weight distribution, and 1000 lbs with. As the 27FB has a hitch weight above 600 lbs, WD is needed.

It's likely the commercial rig that delivered the unit had a class V hitch.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:04 AM   #5
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Sorry if I hijacked the thread. Actually, I was considering adding only the Equalizer Hitch. Ths was my very first post on Airforums.
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