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Old 03-07-2012, 04:44 PM   #15
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Airsafe claims their hitch reduces sway, but I don't see how it would. Except maybe those moments when on a pitching roadway some of the tension on the w.d. bars is released, and friction is therefore lost. The Airsafe would seem to kept the tension and friction on the bars. But the Airsafe itself? They need to explain it.

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Old 03-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #16
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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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Ya sorry I re-read that and it doesn't make very good sense. I have about 500lbs of tools and accessories. The hitch is good to 15,000lbs without bars.

With respect.... My question isn't regarding the weight ratings of the equipment, I was wondering what others who use this hitch do for sway control?
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Can you post a picture of the setup you have? Perhaps some ideas will show up.
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