Originally Posted by Laidback1
Agreed that's why I'm asking here....
It just surprises me that a dealership that is setting up hitches every day for trailer deliveries does not understand the issue. They're acting like one size fits all and that ain't so
Yup........ N times N permutations here
and just as many opinions about Airstream dealers.
Your 1 ton truck and the heavy tongue weight of the Airstream makes it stable on its own. Anything will just improve on that but not as much as on a lighter weight combo.
Most folks are going to defend their hitch choice even though many of the others would have worked just as well.
Our Airstream hitch was recommended and set up by the dealer in about an hour. They only sold Reese products and I figured if they do enough they probably can do it fast. It works as it should and is setup today same as when I left the lot.
I did not question them because I really did not care too much about it. I just really do not think the hitch choice is all that crucial with the newer Airstreams' heavy tongue weights and low-slung axles - even less so with a 1 ton truck.
I have towed hundreds of TV/trailer combos in my life for work and personal use. The majority of them would have been considered dangerous by the conventional wisdom here. Not one (until our Airstream) had WD or anti-sway. I just drove appropriately.
So yes trust the dealer or other shop, or, figure it out yourself. There is a wealth of wisdom here and just as many opinions and product bias.
If it were me I would hook it up and drive it first just to see how the rig handles. Your 1 ton truck gives you that advantage and data point that many people do not have.