I hope it was a typo in Northernboys post. A hitch with a 500# payload capacity is no where near heavy enough for his trailer. I am also confused about earlier posts in regards to the classV hitch not being heavy enough.
I recently purchased and installed a ClassV hitch. Here are the specs..
Weight Carrying capacity without WD = 15,000#
Tongue weight capacity without WD = 1,500#
Weight Carrying capacity with WD = 16,000#
Tongue weight capacity with WD = 1,600#
These are not typos. I am looking at the spec sheet as I type this.
The ball mount I installed is rated at 6,000# tongue weight. Not 600# but 6,000#. With a max trailer weight of 15,000#.
To my knowledge there are very few what are called "bumper pull" trailers out there that would exceed the above limits. There are certainly no Airstreams.
I don't have an Airsafe hitch, but I do have airbags on the rear axle and am convinced that they make for a smoother and more stable ride on both the trailer and truck.
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