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Old 09-26-2014, 11:53 AM   #15
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I went into one of our local RV dealers today, looking to purchase a new hitch. Salesman showed me the Shocker Hitch, which is similar to Air Safe receiver hitch. Has anyone on the forum used one of these hitches? The sales person went and got one of the people "from the back" to answer my questions. This person said that he had pulled up to 39' trailers with the Shocker Hitch and had never had any sway, and he said that an equaliing hitch would not be needed at all. I told him that I was pulling a 34' Airstream with a 3/4 ton Duramax, and he told me that weight distribution or sway control wasn't even needed with this hitch and trailer. Hard to believe this, but has anyone got any input with experience with this hitch? Thank you.
This boils down to what does the word "NEED" mean. People tow large trailers without weight distribution and sway control all the time especially in farm country. They are the ones who truck rear ends are almost touching the ground and whose truck and trailer are wandering left and right in (and possibly) out of the lane.

Is this safe or smart? I say no, but it is the subject of many threads here on Airforums and all users do not agree. In the end you must educate yourself by reading as much as you can find, and factoring all that with how much of a risk taker you wish to be.

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Old 09-26-2014, 12:20 PM   #16
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Thank you to everybody for the input. It is now between the Reese and Equilizer E2 hitch, and next trip down to Fargo (home of the Air Hitch) I will drop in to the factory. I like the idea of cushioning the ride on the 34' with the Air Hitch. Would never pull a larger trailer without WD. My 22' Argosy (long gone) was pulled without WD by a 3/4 ton. Have a WD now, that is old and time to replace, that has no sway control. With the 34', I think sway control is a must have. Thanks again!!
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