Has anyone used one of the airride or comparible 5th wheel hitches. I'm looking at putting a hitch in my dually and wondered if anyone had used one of these. It seems like it's a good idea. I just wondered pros and cons, cost, and are they compatible with other hitches. Some look like you use a reese head and add their bag system. I would also like to be able to remove the 5th wheel and pull gooseneck.
We have the easyrider air hitch with reese top and bottom. Trailer saver II also uses the reese parts. Any air hitch I think is better than the non air hitches. The ride is smooth and keeps the road problem from damaging the fifth. In the $2800.00 area if you use your hitch parts. The only guys that don't think they are worth the money don't have one.
2001 8.1 allison 1 ton
2001 35 ft alpenlite rk
power vision mirrors
easyrider 20k airhitch
I've seen these and wonder if they are as affective. I notice that they are considerably cheaper, and this still might be a option. Correct me if I'm wrong, but with the pinbox system the truck is not isolated from the trailer. It just ulitizes a airbag there to help dampen any forces or vectors that are applied straight down on the pin. I haven't seen either used and I'm just asking, but would the free floating airhitch seem to isolate and dampen all forces either side to side, or up and down. I can't say that cost is not a factor, but I would pay more for the airhitch if they in fact work and that much better than the pinbox style. Thank you
Hi Bruce we have the 20K reese with the full tilt on the easyrider airhitch. I would think it would be better than the non tilt side to side.
2001 35 ft avalon alpenlite RK
2005 3500 2wd duramax CC dually
trailair center point suspension
JT Strong Arm Stabilizers
KSH 55 inbed fuel tank
Induction Overhaul Kit
TST tire monitors