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Old 11-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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All American Hitch by Mobile Outfitters

Has anybody used or researched the All American Hitch by Mobile Outfitters ( the aftermarket division of Lippert Components Inc.)? I have a dealer recommending this hitch. It is relatively new (I think introduced less than a year ago). Supposedly, it is designed with air cells that absorb the energy transfer between the tow vehicle and the trailer, is no maintenance, and provides a quieter ride with less vibration than traditional fifth-wheel hitch systems. It does not use adjustable air bags, but is adjusted by inserting up to 5 'air cells' depending upon your pin weight. Anyway, I had just about settled on a Hensley TS3 Air Ride hitch, but thought I'd check this other one out at about half the price. Couldn't find any reviews nor forum posts. I know other hitches have been debated many times, but have yet to see this product mentioned.
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Personally, I would not put much faith in Lippert products based on their track record with frames and leveling systems.

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Understand the concern. That's why I was searching for any first hand experience. If I cannot find all glowing reviews, I'll probably spend the extra bucks to get the Hensley, even though it's almost twice the price. Thanks.
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Did you ask the dealer "why(?) he recommended it". What kind of weight are you planning to pull with it? This hitch has been around for couple of years. Price alone should not be a consideration when making a decision on something as important as a hitch.

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Yep. Got his perspective. Just trying to validate. Hitch is rated to 22,000 lbs. my trailer is rated to 18,750. The Hensley is rated to 20,000. Agree you don't want to scrimp on the hitch, but still haven't figured out if this would be scrimping. Looking forward to hearing from anyone with experience with this hitch. Thanks
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I would pass on this one unless they've made some changes on it. A friend of mine bought one and it has given him a lot of problems.
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Has anybody used or researched the All American Hitch by Mobile Outfitters ( the aftermarket division of Lippert Components Inc.)? I have a dealer recommending this hitch. It is relatively new (I think introduced less than a year ago). Supposedly, it is designed with air cells that absorb the energy transfer between the tow vehicle and the trailer, is no maintenance, and provides a quieter ride with less vibration than traditional fifth-wheel hitch systems. It does not use adjustable air bags, but is adjusted by inserting up to 5 'air cells' depending upon your pin weight. Anyway, I had just about settled on a Hensley TS3 Air Ride hitch, but thought I'd check this other one out at about half the price. Couldn't find any reviews nor forum posts. I know other hitches have been debated many times, but have yet to see this product mentioned.
Can't comment on the "All American" but I can say the Hensley is a great hitch. I have the BD3 and has served us well taking out 90+% of the chucking and bucking. Went from a Reese pro 15k to the Hensley BD3, a world of difference.
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