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Old 12-29-2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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Do these units work well ?

I COULD PUT MY GOLF CART IN THE BACK OF MY TRUCK OR NOT HAVE TO BUY A TOYHAULER IF THESE WORK.
ANYBODY KNOW ABOUT THESE ?

http://www.automatedsafetyhitch.com/

https://www.youtube....h?v=iLE1KnuE8Sw
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:13 PM   #2
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They look sketchy at best to me. Defeats all purposes of a 5er or GN. Not to mention most trucks only have a classIV hitch rated to only 12,500lbs (with the exception of the 6.7 PSD's that have Class V hitches).
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:37 PM   #3
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I checked into this very thoroughly as I did not want to have to trade pickups. I spoke with the owner of the company and also spoke with a very dissatisfied customer who was trying to get his money back.

The Automated Safety Hitch is a great idea and is an awesome product. That being said the guy that owns and sells them is a shyster. He asks for all your money upfront and THEN builds yours. He also needs your receiver hitch to modify for the extra two attach points.
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They look sketchy at best to me. Defeats all purposes of a 5er or GN. Not to mention most trucks only have a classIV hitch rated to only 12,500lbs (with the exception of the 6.7 PSD's that have Class V hitches).
Your statements are not true at all.
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:48 PM   #5
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Please keep the info coming.
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This adds additional length and an additional axle. I think I'd put the money into a stronger truck.
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JMHO; Your truck's GCWR, is still the same , you're adding the weight of this contraption and your cart, and adding a level of complexity with steering and braking. Just more things to go wrong.
Seeing this I'm reminded of backing up a hay wagon on the farm.
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Would not travel on the highway with this. It's plainly not the proper setup.
Pop trailers on transports carry equal weight as the trailer axles does.
And the pops need to be hooked up to the rear of an equaly loaded trailer.
So my limits would be possibly the weight of the towing vehicle and 5th wheels are normally heavier.
So no advantage in my assomption.
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First of all these are not cheap. Somewhere around 11K to 11.5K if I recall correctly. They add no additional weight to your truck. They have their own on board disc brake system which ties into the electrics just like the trailer does. It only steers below I believe 25 or 30 mph otherwise it tows straight inline. You really need to go to his website and watch ALL the videos to really understand how it works. However the guy himself has issues.
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I usually see these used on motorhomes towing heavy trailers. They are good at keeping the motorhome tongue weight down. They do add length and complexity to your rig and with an additional tire size you will now need three spares.
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