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Old 04-16-2008, 09:37 AM   #29
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Has your friend had any luck with the photos? We'd like to see photos of it installed on your Airstream. Visual aids are great.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:05 PM   #30
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Not exactly sure what video you are talking about.
The video was mentioned in CaneoStreams post and can be seen at LiveLeak.com - Police chase, crash caught on tape in Charlotte

This video shows quite clearly what happens once a rig goes into sway.

Sorry you question some of our comments. Most of the members that post to a tread are doing so with good intentions. The limiting factor is we only have what is contained in the original tread and a members signature to work with. If we see something that warrants a construtive comment it will be posted with good intentions. If we can solve one problem before it happens that is our satisfaction.

Thanks for the comments on the kayak.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:21 PM   #31
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Has your friend had any luck with the photos? We'd like to see photos of it installed on your Airstream. Visual aids are great.
I am working on it. The camper is not at my house. It is set up right now on some land that I own in the mountains. We took it up Easter and left it. I will not have an opportunity to get up there until May 16 weekend to do some spring cleaning on the land and will not bring it home until before the 4th of July holidays to take it to the lake. I plan to borrow his camara in May and then he can download the pictures for me.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:31 PM   #32
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The video was mentioned in CaneoStreams post and can be seen at LiveLeak.com - Police chase, crash caught on tape in Charlotte

This video shows quite clearly what happens once a rig goes into sway.

Sorry you question some of our comments. Most of the members that post to a tread are doing so with good intentions. The limiting factor is we only have what is contained in the original tread and a members signature to work with. If we see something that warrants a construtive comment it will be posted with good intentions. If we can solve one problem before it happens that is our satisfaction.

Thanks for the comments on the kayak.
Sorry, to be so direct but I did feel like I was under attack. This is my first forum and probably my last. Not because of the comments, but because I really don't have this kind of time. I did see the video but I don't plan to be in any high speed chases and If I do I'll make sure the trailer has some tongue weight.
I almost had a bad experience one time as a very young man where I loaded a forklift toward the back of a trailer and didn't get far before it was all over the road. Hit the brakes and it got worse. I called the company and they advised me how to reload the trailer and no more problems. I have probably learned more from my own mistakes about towing than anywhere else.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:13 PM   #33
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...Just like in my situation. I believe that everybody should use one of these safer couplers.
I do not consider the coupler you linked to as safer. Some may consider it more convenient, but I do not.

This forum embraces new members because everyone brings different experiences to the table.

I, personally, embraced your first post as a vendor wanting to sell his/her product simply because that is the way the post sounded.

If you are indeed a fellow Airstream owner, I encourage you to frequent this forum with the ups & downs of owning a 1999 28' Excella and quit justifying your choice of couplers.

If you are a vendor for this particular coupler, just say so; I am confident that many people would like to followup.

If nothing else, quit telling us how much smarter your service people are than you.

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Old 04-16-2008, 07:47 PM   #34
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I do not consider the coupler you linked to as safer. Some may consider it more convenient, but I do not.

This forum embraces new members because everyone brings different experiences to the table.

I, personally, embraced your first post as a vendor wanting to sell his/her product simply because that is the way the post sounded.

If you are indeed a fellow Airstream owner, I encourage you to frequent this forum with the ups & downs of owning a 1999 28' Excella and quit justifying your choice of couplers.

If you are a vendor for this particular coupler, just say so; I am confident that many people would like to followup.

If nothing else, quit telling us how much smarter your service people are than you.

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Tom, just like everyone you have a right to your opinion. You also obviously have a suspicious mind. I have went back and read my first post and how someone can see that post as a vendor I don't know. I guess I just give people more credit. But don't worry. I had someone else ask me the same question in a private message. I wonder if they have an opening for a salesman? NAH ! I wouldn't make a good salesman. People tell me I'm to honest and direct.

Although when I found the post for the aluminum cleaner (how I got here in the first place), The Nuvite and the Nu-finish, I didn't realize those guys were vendors. I did find something that works really good that a friend told me about at Lowes and it does work really well I haven't been able to use it on the Airstream yet, but I did test it on some aluminum wheels that had clear coat on them. I was going to post it, but no way now. Then I'll be a polish salesman.

If I am indeed a fellow Airstream owner ( I went back and found your earlier post. I was dumb enough to believe that you wanted to see a picture of the set up ) Turns out you were just doing some detective work. Who is the real wolf in sheeps clothing here. I guess that is why you suspect others. It is obviously in your nature

I don't have a clue what you are talking about , my service people. What service people? Smarter how. I did not even know that I was justifying my choice of couplers. I thought I was just responding to peoples concerns and giving an honest opinion. It is funny how people sometime view things as If they were doing it. I'm just the kind of person that if I get excited about something, I tell it and if you have been towing as long as I have, this product is something to get excited about.

What about Air ride and swaybarless weight dist. I guess you think I sell them too. You are probablly one of those people that think if you don't have, it can't be any good. I bet if I checked out some of your old post, this isn't your first time putting someone down. NAH !, you aren't worth the time.

I guess you are just to smart for me.Thank you to the kind people that I met here and the advice I received. This will be my last post as this group is not for me. I found out what I wanted to know, so I will leave you people alone. No offense to anyone but I can see by the number of this guys post he is here for the long haul.

It's OK if I keep the Airstream isn't it. You really want to get sick, Tom. I picked it up at an estate auction for less than $10,000. I have been told that I can easily double my money. Problem is like the camper.

Good luck to all you kind people here and even best wishes to the kind that are not so kind. God forgives you and so do I.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:31 PM   #35
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Morgan,

Please don't judge the forum by a few sour grapes. Personally I found your posts informative and am glad you posted. Some people had valid concerns and you answered them appropriately. Certain others just like to look for something wrong and respond accordingly. When that happens I just ignore them. Thats one of the nice things about the internet, you can ignore what you don't like and respond to what you do like. I was rather baffled by certain responses to your posts as I saw nothing in them like the poster did. At least that shows that some of us can read and comprehend......

I like the hitch coupler idea and given the right circumstance in the future would not shy away from using it.

I for one hope you don't disappear into the wood work and look forward to more posts from you.

Just remember not everyone on the forum is a sour grape .

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:47 PM   #36
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Morgan, there have been many times when a new member arrives, posts about how great something is, and they just found it, they use it, etc, etc. This is fine until everyone realizes the person really is working for the vendor, and it's just a more involved form of spam.
It's no fun getting "sucked in", and that is why many people are leary of first posts with unknown, or untried, products. That's what it seems you have been experiencing, and since this is your first forum participation, you didn't know this could happen.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:26 PM   #37
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FYI-Just put one of these couplers on my 99 Excella. I got it from JC Whitney and had local trailer shop install it.
I am already suspicious. I have yet to see quality come out of JC Whitney.

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My old one kept getting hung. I was looking for a replacement when I ran across the Quickbite. It is just so awesome. It has rods built into it that line you up and all you have to do is just back into it and it's hooked. My wife is so glad she doesn't have to help me anymore, me too . It appears to be very well built and has a lifetime guarantee and it's super safe. They have a website at QuickBiteCouplers.com / New Revolutionary Trailer Coupler makes Trailer Towing Safe, Secure, Easier .
Safer? How. Convienent yes. My standard coupler engulfs the ball when the latch is lowered. The quickbite does not appear to do this?
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:04 AM   #38
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Morgan,
I can understand your frustration.
I have followed this thread, and was frankly impressed at how calmly you seemed to handle some of the replies you got. There are times here when I start to let someone get under my skin, and I try to remember that it isn't worth me getting steamed up. Sometimes I'm even successful.
Don't give up on the forum. There is just too much good info here, and there are truly great people. Hang in there.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:21 AM   #39
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My standard coupler engulfs the ball when the latch is lowered. The quickbite does not appear to do this?
Ahem....how does a standard coupler "engulf" the ball?
It just has an oval ended lever that keeps it from popping out...
Did you look at the pics of the thing? It looks ingenious.

I swear by one of my cat's lives that I am nor involved with this company, neither do I profit from this post....
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:38 AM   #40
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After looking at the Quickbite site and seeing the videos, that is one great, heavy duty design!

Just look at the parts...heavy machined 'jaws' that entirely enclose the hitch ball...a thick heavy band that drops down and holds everything in place. The retaining pin that some have mentioned don't carry any part of the 'load', it just keeps the heavy band from moving, which keeps everything 'encapsulated' up inside...just a great design!

That design has to be 'safer', IMHO than what we all have now...stamped steel socket with a stamped steel retainer inside held by a bolt...that probably none of us crawl down to look back up, inside to check for wear! Especially on an older trailer with many miles...when's the last time any of us has actually checked for wear...I know I haven't!

That Quickbite is one HEAVY DUTY invention...and no, I've never heard of them before reading this thread! Those jaws look even heavier than the jaws used in 5th hitches!

I want one on all my trailers! Thanks for posting the original info, goes to show that there IS a better mouse trap out there!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:17 PM   #41
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Good heavens, what has this group become?

Too many suspicious cranks. Now it's JC Whitney taking a hit.

I've been buying from JCW for 45 years, and they have a lot of quality merchandise. Of course, they also have some cheap Chinese stuff like WalMart, but they also have some brand-name, quality products as well. You pays your money and takes your choice.

Why so many folks in such a bad humor here?
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:59 PM   #42
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Good heavens,
Why so many folks in such a bad humor here?

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Morgan Fletc - thanks for the post on the hitch. Will definitly check it out - much better design than my old trailer hitch for the tractor. Stick with the forums... there's a wealth of info & answers here for the many problems /issues you may have with your Airstream in the future. Folks are more than willing to help, sometimes they start from a basic level not knowing how experienced you may be...

And from your experience, you could contribute alot to someone just starting out.
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