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Old 01-18-2023, 10:40 PM   #1
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Gen-Y, Air ride or Shocker

What are peoples thoughts on the 3 hitches named?

I like the air safe hitch but it's very expensive

I also like the Gen-Y

Honestly do not like the shocker at all

Thoughts and opinions are welcome.
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Shocker is an "ok" hitch, but it only fits on a few receivers out there. Due to the sandwich design, anything under the receiver will block it entirely. The performance is only so-so for the weight, though, it puts a lot of stress on the ball socket lock because it changes to the angle of the ball relative to the trailer. I had one and returned it because it wasn't a good fit.



Gen-Y is a good option, but being a friction torsion spring setup it has some limitations in progressiveness. More vibrations will pass through it as a result.



Air Safe is the best, but definitely most expensive hitch out there. It's also very heavy and increases your overall length a foot. I'm currently running their Class VIII receiver hitch and the shocks give it a significantly smoother pull vs the competitors. Can't even feel the trailer back there; while items stored on the nose of the trailer don't even get shaken around over bumps. I keep a bunch of stuff in the cabinets of my trailer and on the desk... nothing gets broken or shifted.
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Shocker is an "ok" hitch, but it only fits on a few receivers out there. Due to the sandwich design, anything under the receiver will block it entirely. The performance is only so-so for the weight, though, it puts a lot of stress on the ball socket lock because it changes to the angle of the ball relative to the trailer. I had one and returned it because it wasn't a good fit.



Gen-Y is a good option, but being a friction torsion spring setup it has some limitations in progressiveness. More vibrations will pass through it as a result.



Air Safe is the best, but definitely most expensive hitch out there. It's also very heavy and increases your overall length a foot. I'm currently running their Class VIII receiver hitch and the shocks give it a significantly smoother pull vs the competitors. Can't even feel the trailer back there; while items stored on the nose of the trailer don't even get shaken around over bumps. I keep a bunch of stuff in the cabinets of my trailer and on the desk... nothing gets broken or shifted.

From just looking into the products, I have the same opinions. The only other thing would be a trailer toad - but have heard they are horrendous so really not even looking at them.
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Gen-Y, Air ride or Shocker

Bought a shocker for our new (at the time) camper and while itís not bad I donít care for it for a camper. Car trailers and what not itís awesome!

The combination of going back to friction bars for such a large camper was lack luster. Didnít really need a wd setup but ended up with an Anderson and it produced a more confident feeling ride.

For a smaller trailer with a bigger truck with the shocker it shines especially for ease of use. I liked it when I had the single axle camper.

If your local your more than welcome to borrow it and make your own opinion.
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Bought a shocker for our new (at the time) camper and while itís not bad I donít care for it for a camper. Car trailers and what not itís awesome!

The combination of going back to friction bars for such a large camper was lack luster. Didnít really need a wd setup but ended up with an Anderson and it produced a more confident feeling ride.

For a smaller trailer with a bigger truck with the shocker it shines especially for ease of use. I liked it when I had the single axle camper.

If your local your more than welcome to borrow it and make your own opinion.
I appreciate the offer. It's a large stacker trailer so I pretty much ruled the shocker out. As I mentioned I never liked it from the first time I saw it. To each his own though.
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I appreciate the offer. It's a large stacker trailer so I pretty much ruled the shocker out. As I mentioned I never liked it from the first time I saw it. To each his own though.

If it's a big stacker the Class 8 Air Safe is going to get you the best handling and minimal tongue stress. I wouldn't go for the smaller ones without damper shocks.
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If it's a big stacker the Class 8 Air Safe is going to get you the best handling and minimal tongue stress. I wouldn't go for the smaller ones without damper shocks.
Agree - it will be the air safe class VIII. The only other consideration is a trailer toad. But again have heard so much **** about them (some good though, not all bad) Don't wanna sound like I am trashing it.
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Agree - it will be the air safe class VIII. The only other consideration is a trailer toad. But again have heard so much **** about them (some good though, not all bad) Don't wanna sound like I am trashing it.
Trailer toads are typically used for when the vehicle payload will be exceeded but not the GCWR. They're a stop gap measure for when you can't afford a better rated tow vehicle. They significantly increase your rear axle overhang and can get you into pinches that a normal hitch would not. They also require a weight distributing hitch on the trailer in order to even function- without it the toad is just a fancy hitch extension.

Nothing wrong with a trailer toad, but they have no business being marketed for motorhomes.
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Trailer toads are typically used for when the vehicle payload will be exceeded but not the GCWR. They're a stop gap measure for when you can't afford a better rated tow vehicle. They significantly increase your rear axle overhang and can get you into pinches that a normal hitch would not. They also require a weight distributing hitch on the trailer in order to even function- without it the toad is just a fancy hitch extension.

Nothing wrong with a trailer toad, but they have no business being marketed for motorhomes.
Interesting. I agree they seem to be a good thing when there is alot of tongue weight. ie - the motorhome is rated at 15000lbs and 1500 lbs of tongue weight, but the trailer has 2400 lbs of tongue weight. All while still being under the GVCW.
I am saying that correct right? lol.
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PO of my MH gave me his Airsafe 6 or 7 , it is very smooth but I can tell you need a two wheel cart to move it more than a few feet lol. He towed a tube frame drag car in enclosed trailer. I only used once to move my old 1985 35' TT on GMC 1TON dually before selling both. I kept it hate to move it around.
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