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Old 06-29-2013, 09:14 AM   #15
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Comparing to the Hensley/ProPride design to PullRite or fifth wheel hitch points, there is no difference between "virtual" and "actual" pivot point in controlling sway. The Hensey/Propride is a newer design with features making PullRite somewhat obsolete.

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That might be another factor I hadn't thought of. The PP does put the pivot point forward with no loss of under-bed tire stowage or exhaust cutting and similar (at the time) price range - so the PP with its updated Hensley features probably put a dent in PullRite sales also...

As for obsolete - well, even Pulliam shows the origins of their design going back to horse and buggy days :-)
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:45 AM   #16
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Comparing to the Hensley/ProPride design to PullRite or fifth wheel hitch points, there is no difference between "virtual" and "actual" pivot point in controlling sway. The Hensey/Propride is a newer design with features making PullRite somewhat obsolete.

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I'd agree that in those situations where it's impractical to make a PullRite fit under a tow vehicle, a virtual rear axle pivot point hitch makes absolute sense. But in those cases where the PullRite works, then all else being equal, it's mechanical straightforwardness (i.e., actual rear axle pivot point) would trump the relative complexity of the Hensley and ProPride, at least to my way of thinking.

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Old 11-21-2013, 04:06 PM   #17
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I have used a pullrite on my 2000 F250 crew to tow 29ft all over the U.S. with zero problems. Would highly recommend to anyone, only need a qulified installer, hard to find. Some times hitching up requires correct alignment but you learn how to do that.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #18
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I always liked the Pull-Rite hitch. If they were still manufactured I might consider one.
As it is, when I grow up I want a Pro-Pride- or at least a used Hensley-
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #19
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No more part numbers for the TT Pullrite. Appears to be out of production.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:46 PM   #21
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I have come to s concrete decision to purchase a ProPride if I am ever able to afford a $2,400 hitch.
Has anyone used a ProPride hitch with the Airsafe?
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:12 PM   #22
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I have come to s concrete decision to purchase a ProPride if I am ever able to afford a $2,400 hitch.
Has anyone used a ProPride hitch with the Airsafe?
I have not but I asked Sean about that and (belatedly) posted his response in another thread where you had asked that question before. Basically, he didn't see why anyone couldn't do it.

You might want to call him. He's pretty good about getting back to folks. Good luck!
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I have come to s concrete decision to purchase a ProPride if I am ever able to afford a $2,400 hitch.
Has anyone used a ProPride hitch with the Airsafe?
Based on the gentle ride we get with ProPride 1400 and 2012 Ram 1500, I doubt you would see any benefit adding an Airsafe. Our trailer connection has plenty of flexibility, much of it in the Ram and Airstream suspensions. (Our 25 FC is heavy on the hitch, unloaded it's heavier than a 30 Classic.)
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So, if I ever get a ProPride that's as good as it gets.
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I have seen many Hensley Arrows and ProPrides on travel trailers, but never an Airsafe.
I have only ever seen Airsafes on fifth wheels.
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I also like the idea of adding a Airsafe class 5 hitch in front of my Hensley Arrow, to make for a easier ride for both my F250, and my AS. Unfortunately Hensley will not make a stinger that will work with the Airsafe.
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