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Old 04-27-2011, 04:52 PM   #15
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Thanks to everyone that got back to me. I shall get a sway control. I thought as much but was hoping I didn't need one. Safety first, and second don't want to lose all the work and money I put into these campers, 2 Scotties, 1 Avalair in process and hopefully (I know wishful thinking again) that the Argo won't need a total do over. I know in needs some work, but so far seems to be in pretty good shape, hope to have it home within the week.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:10 PM   #16
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If I may ask another question. I also own much smaller campers, if I purchase a unit for up to 800 lb hitch, can this same unit also be used on lighter units?
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:59 PM   #17
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You can buy Reese bars for up to 600# tongue weight.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:31 PM   #18
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I am towing a 32 ft Excella with and expedition 2004 5.4 ltr. What would be the best hitch?
Shall I go with the pro ride, the hensley or the airsafe?
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #19
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With that TV & TT combo, with only a partial load you will be close to exceeding your tow vehicle's maximum combined weight. Be careful!
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:11 PM   #20
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You are probably maxxed out with that TV and the Excella. We pulled our 29 ft. Excella with a 15 passenger van and it was at its limit. We have a ProPride. It is a fantastic piece of equipment!!! We highly recommend it.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:06 PM   #21
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Yep great stuff

Its maxxed out with partly loaded.. Hence the pp investment,or other no sway system. Airsafe?

I will be driving around testing the package.
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The proride high priced, any other systems?
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:33 PM   #23
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ProPride

$1500 or so...and worth every penny of the investment. Not only safety wise, but using it is sooo simple to use. Plus, you have an investment in an AS and the TV to protect.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:42 PM   #24
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Thanks to 2airishuman, Here is a link that may be very useful reading:

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The Reese 800 pound hitch with the dual cam sway control is also very good for about $600 at American RV Company Part# 66083.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:50 AM   #26
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Sway Control for '87 Excella 32'

Hi Stumpjumper advisers! I have the same issue. Just bought an '87 Excella 32' which is missing its anti-sway bar. We are towing 100 miles to a campground and will park. What should I purchase to make it a safe trip? Terry had recommended the Pro Pride, I believe, but another Airstreamer suggested the less expensive Reese (see comment below). I have the Airstream manual, and a friend of a friend who is a professional trucker will be hauling it with his Toyota Tundra. My husband it out of town, and I am supposed to handle this, so please help! Barbann

"The Pro Pride and Hensley are very good but cost $2 to 3 grand the Reese 800 pound hitch with the dual cam sway control is also very good for about $600 at American RV Company Part# 66083."
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Yep great stuff

Its maxxed out with partly loaded.. Hence the pp investment,or other no sway system. Airsafe?

I will be driving around testing the package.
The PP or Haha will not help with the maxed out TV, just make the towing less white knuckle.
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Propride is worth its weight in gold. Way less white knuckle. If your tow vehicle is marginal, then you for sure need all the help you can get. Getting an experienced driver to tow it a limited distance is probably the best decision. For long term and safety you would need a more appropriate tow vehicle and a better hitch. Are you parking it permanently at this campground or will you also be towing it??
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