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Old 11-01-2010, 08:48 PM   #43
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Does anyone have any experience with an AirSafe hitch? They are available for TT's and eliminate the "bouncing" from the tongue on the back of the truck. Are the bouncing and chucking a problem with either the ProPride or the HA?
Bouncing and porpoising are no greater problem with the PP or HA than with any weight distribution hitch. As far as I understand, the airSafe won't reduce that either. It just takes some of the shock out of it.

The last I heard ProPride was working on a system to incorporate an AirSafe type system, but have heard nothing new. The last I knew there is no way to use an Airsafe with the ProPride or Hensley.

Use the search function on the top blue bar and you will find some good info on the AirSafe system. I have found that the google option of the search works best for me.

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I did have one customer rig his AirSafe with the Hensley. I should have asked for details. One problem is that it extends the hitch even further out of the back of the tow vehicle, but he said it worked like a charm. I'll see if I can track him down.
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We do have an adapter plate to use with the ProPride 3P hitch adjustable bar and the Air Safe hitch.

We also carry the Air Safe hitch now and both the adapter and the hitches will eventually show up on our web site when my designer catches up.

As the orange man said, the effective pivot point is moved rearward by the length of the Air Safe hitch. This, in effect, diminishes the sway eliminating features of the 3P or the orange. Most 'Stremers that use the Air Safe have a heavy suspension on their tow vehicle so it is likely they won't notice the difference moving the effective pivot point rearward and extending the lever arm that the pivot point creates behind the rear axle.


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We do have an adapter plate to use with the ProPride 3P hitch adjustable bar and the Air Safe hitch.

We also carry the Air Safe hitch now and both the adapter and the hitches will eventually show up on our web site when my designer catches up.

As the orange man said, the effective pivot point is moved rearward by the length of the Air Safe hitch. This, in effect, diminishes the sway eliminating features of the 3P or the orange. Most 'Stremers that use the Air Safe have a heavy suspension on their tow vehicle so it is likely they won't notice the difference moving the effective pivot point rearward and extending the lever arm that the pivot point creates behind the rear axle.


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Thanks Shawn,

Do you have a picture that you can post or a link to a picture of what this adapter looks like. I am just curious. Does it stay attached to the trailer or the tow vehicle when unhitched?

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Thanks Shawn,

Do you have a picture that you can post or a link to a picture of what this adapter looks like. I am just curious. Does it stay attached to the trailer or the tow vehicle when unhitched?

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Hey Ken,

I don't have a good picture yet but I'll get one. It stays attached to the Air Safe hitch. It is an adjustable hitch shank, hitch end, attached to the Air Safe hitch.
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I'm surprised to see ProPride endorsing an Air Safe attachment.

Why would one need that?
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I'm surprised to see ProPride endorsing an Air Safe attachment.

Why would one need that?

We respond to customer requests.

It cushions road shock.

Whether it is "needed" can be debated all day long. I choose to stay out of those debates.


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Old 11-02-2010, 02:06 PM   #50
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I'm surprised to see ProPride endorsing an Air Safe attachment.

Why would one need that?
I am guessing it is to satisfy the proponents of the famous theory that the big tow vehicle boogeyman will destroy your trailer.



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I am guessing it is to satisfy the proponents of the famous theory that the big tow vehicle boogeyman will destroy your trailer.



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We respond to customer requests.

It cushions road shock.

Whether it is "needed" can be debated all day long. I choose to stay out of those debates.


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I don't think "staying out" is possible, at this point
Your adapter implies tacit endorsement
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Or your Airstream is really a Faberge egg, with a metallic finish

Wow, can you imagine how much they would cost if that was true.

Now wait a minute,...... Maybe it is true.


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I don't think "staying out" is possible, at this point
Your adapter implies tacit endorsement

I answered the question "Why would one need that?"

I'm not sure how it got tied into endorsing the cushioning of road shock.

I endorse what works and there are varying degrees of "works" based on the customers values.

Too many companies attempt to cram ONE WAY of doing something down their potential customer's throats. I believe it is arrogant and doesn't work real well in today's world. I choose to respond to requests, when it makes sense to do so, and service my CUSTOMER'S needs. It's really a matter of perspective.

If someone asked me if I endorse the Air Safe hitch for cushioning road shock I would reply, "Yes." If I were asked do I "need" to cushion road shock I would reply, "that is up to you, I don't arrogantly pretend to know what YOU need." Many people like to cushion road shock and many people do not.

That is why I stay out of debates about need.
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I see your point.
If it's not affecting the performance of the PP, why not?

BTW, what type of vehicle was the customer towing with?
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