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Old 08-01-2021, 05:46 PM   #1
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Air Safe

I know this has been discussed previously, but before I pull the trigger on an Air Safe Class 6, I want to run that decision past the smart people on this forum. I have a Silverado 3500 HD and will soon own a FC 27.

Is installing an Air Safe the right decision? Are there any significant downsides I should be aware of before making a commitment?

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Old 08-02-2021, 05:29 AM   #2
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You might look at the Gen Y hitch first. Much less expensive and does a great job. Their customer service is also excellent. I could never get AirSafe to even answer their phone and found it impossible to talk to anyone at the “factory”. I am sure others will give their opinion but I am very satisfied with the Gen Y hitch.
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Old 08-02-2021, 05:32 AM   #3
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You might look at the Gen Y hitch first. Much less expensive and does a great job. Their customer service is also excellent. I could never get AirSafe to even answer their phone and found it impossible to talk to anyone at the “factory”. I am sure others will give their opinion but I am very satisfied with the Gen Y hitch.
Do you also have a WD/sway setup or is this all you use with your 3/4 ton truck?
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I have the equalizer WD setup. I reset everything once I installed the Gen Y. Seems to work well and I have no complaints. I have the 12000 lbs bars as I have approximately 1150lbs tongue weight before WD. I did have the creases along either side of the front hatch but that was caught before the Gen Y install and repaired by JC under warranty. Some may say it was/is caused by to much WD but I think after talking with JC service guys it is more of an airstream weak point. Seems like all of the coaches with the front hatch get this. Lots of flex in the 33 frame. Haven’t had any issues since the repair and installation of Gen Y hitch. Very smooth ride. Only negative is the weight of the hitch (100lbs). I built cradle on a small transmission jack to take the hitch on/off. Works great.
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Old 08-02-2021, 06:50 AM   #5
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I recently purchased an Airsafe hitch from Lloyd at https://airsafehitches.com/

The customer service was exceptional and he answered all of my questions promptly. His follow through is great!

The AirSafe hitch works fine with my weight distribution system. I also have Towtector rock protection. My nephew owns a machine shop and he customized them so they are now welded on to the Airsafe hitch...it's all one system now. I use a Pittsburgh Automotive transmission jack to move the hitch around and to attach the hitch to the tow vehicle.

Gone is the bouncing, jerking, pulling from the trailer and truck combination. No more bumps and porpoising from highway expansion joints. The Airstream, literally, glides down the highway on a cushion of air.
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Old 08-21-2021, 09:21 AM   #6
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I’m also interested in adding an airsafe and am torn between the class 5 and class 6 because of the derating needed when using weight distribution. I’m using an equalizer with 1200 pound bars, no damage to the trailer, but the interstate is ROUGH and I feel like it is a matter of time before the trailer is shaken to pieces. Using a half ton to tow but likely going to 3/4 ton in next few years. The 25’ airstreams have the notoriously heavy tongue. Mine is a rear bed and I am doing a lithium conversion so the batteries will be moving out of the box, and the class 5 is lighter than the 6. I just noticed that a lot of owners here went with class 6 and the tongue limit on the class 5 after the derating is 1040 pounds. I feel like class 5 is appropriate, but like OP wanted to seek the wisdom of the group. Thanks!
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Call Lloyd at Airsafe hitches (see my post above). Give him all the details and he will walk you through what you need.
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