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Old 02-20-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for an air ride 5th wheel hitch and I have only seen two manufacturers so far, Trailer Saver (Hensley) and Easy Rider. Are there any others? 5th Airborne has an air cushioned pin box, I wonder how good that would be compared to a hitch. At this point I'm leaning toward Trailer Saver, but I want to make a smart decision, so would like to know if there are any others out there to choose from? Thanks for any help

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I'm in the market for an air ride 5th wheel hitch and I have only seen two manufacturers so far, Trailer Saver (Hensley) and Easy Rider. Are there any others? 5th Airborne has an air cushioned pin box, I wonder how good that would be compared to a hitch. At this point I'm leaning toward Trailer Saver, but I want to make a smart decision, so would like to know if there are any others out there to choose from? Thanks for any help

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Old 02-21-2007, 11:15 AM   #3
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John & Ginny if you search my other post I do my spill on Trailer Saver. First save on a bad turn was this past weekend it came into play with the onboard compressor and control from the cab. Turned into a fuel stop not seeing the steep incline with the sharp break over at the top. Aired my hitch up cleared bed rail onward. In my search before purchase I found about 5 different mfg.The rift between Easy Rider and Advanceed hitches is a close relation to the chiclen and the egg.Who cares. They both spent more time slaming the other than standing on their own. Keep the dust on your boot BKF
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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Trail air also makes an air ride hitch along with an air ride pin box. Take your pick any will definitely help the ride.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:52 PM   #5
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There is an outfit in Amarillo(air hitch?? or safe air hitch??) cant remember the name right now but there product is good(I have one and am very satisfied)and their price is a bunch cheaper($1700). If you want I will look on mine and get you the company name. Gene
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John and Ginny, I've been doing a lot of research on the air hitches. One major things I found out is that Easy Rider is out of bussiness. Apparently they were having a high rate of failure on a new design they had and they gave up. Air Safe out of Oklahoma bought them out and they are correcting the design flaws, but the Easy Rider isn't available at this time. I spoke with the factory for Air safe and was told any Easy Riders still being sold are left over stock. He said that anyone that has an Easy Rider fail is being offered an Air Safe as a replacement or the opportunity to wait for the redesigned Easy Rider. The Air Safe is very similar in design to the Easy Rider but they didn't have the bearing failure problems and they are considerably less money. I finally ordered my Air Safe yesterday and am waiting for it to arrive. If you want to get the story from the factory, you can call them at 877-543-7433. I spoke to a gentleman named Jeff. Good luck with your choice. I know it took me a while to finally make up my mind.
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I've been looking into air pin boxes. Here is Trailair's entry into that market.
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Here is a company that also makes a real nice air hitch McCall air Hitch
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:24 AM   #9
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Our hitch fits in the standard hitch rails and is removable. We have only towed "with this hitch" about 5K miles. It pivots front to back, right to left with shocks (sway), (pretty well standard), air up and down (with shocks), and forward and back with rubber bumpers (moves about 1 1/2", 3" total) for cushions starts and stops.

The previous hitch, I think, broke the shell of the trailer from the frame due to twisting and torque or impact from rigidity.


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