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Old 03-16-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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Hi...After much research I have decided to buy a Air Safe 20k or 25k Omni Directional 4 air bag hitch.

I currently have a RBW and Truck and Trailer ride level.My Bed Rail hieght is 59" with 30 psi in my airbags and without trailer.My hitch head hight is 15" from Truck bed.

The Air Safe has adjustments of 14-21". If I would set it at 14 or 15" will that be able to keep me level don't want to ride nose high.I have 5" clearance now from bedrail to camper.

If anybody owns one I could use some feedback on setting it up.

Thanks
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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Hi...After much research I have decided to buy a Air Safe 20k or 25k Omni Directional 4 air bag hitch.

I currently have a RBW and Truck and Trailer ride level.My Bed Rail hieght is 59" with 30 psi in my airbags and without trailer.My hitch head hight is 15" from Truck bed.

The Air Safe has adjustments of 14-21". If I would set it at 14 or 15" will that be able to keep me level don't want to ride nose high.I have 5" clearance now from bedrail to camper.

If anybody owns one I could use some feedback on setting it up.

Thanks
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:32 AM   #3
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Wow no reply yet!

I'm not particularly qualified to answer except that I just purchased a Trailer Saver TS3 air ride hitch & after installing it I thought it looked a bit low in the bed of my F-250. So I called the manufacturer & spoke with their tech assistance dept. I was told that there are 2 ways to go about getting the right clearance. There are spacer units that can raise the hitch from rails either 2 or 3 inches. OR you can lower the king pin on the trailer.

I chose the spacer as I think the extra lap on the king pin provides some stability or strength in that area.

EDIT = Notice my signature had the wrong brand hitch specified... corrected!
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:12 PM   #4
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Charles,
Sorry - - I missed your query - - I was busy riding a camel by a pyramid in Egypt. LOL

I have the Air Safe and love it. The ride is dramatically improved for both you and stuff in the trailer and it highly dampens chucking. I highly recommend going the 25K version to get the Holland head - - it is soooo much heftier than the normal heads, very much like the OTR truck hitch.

As for setting it up, obviously you have X amount of room between your rails and the nose of the fiver reqardless of what hitch you use. The recommended distance is no less than 6". If you are worried about the hitch going up and down 5", it does not move that far. You will normally run into problems going up into a service station or similar situations. You will be going slow - - RIGHT???? The air hitch will give the same position doing that as any other hitch. You will see the "safe" zone marking on the shock. Measure to the middle of the green zone to determine how high the hitch will sit at a certain setting on the hitch height. You will then be able to determine which hole to use in installing it. I was lucky and hit mine the first try.

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Old 04-08-2008, 04:44 PM   #5
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Thanks Fiverbob.... Went with the 25k installed it and real impressed with the quality. I now have it 2nd hole from top. After adding air to green on shock,think it's to high but will try it and see what I get.

May have to drop it one notch . I think one of my issuses with bed side rail clearance is I'm putting to much air in my firestone airbags was running 30-35 lbs. and truck never squatted.

I dropped air pressure to 20 lbs and gained a inch on clearance.And sure truck will not squat.Sometimes I guess it's best to try different pressures.

As of now I have 85 lbs. of air in bags on hitch.Will hook it up to truck and from other feedback should probably work best at 70-80 lbs. just have to play with it a little till I find what's best for my setup. Again thanks for you help

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