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Old 05-28-2015, 11:36 PM   #1
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Which Hitch???

My hitch dilemma:

On order: F450 with Hitch Prep package
DRV Houston Elite Suite, 44ft, 24,000 lbs. loaded

My research has found that to fit into the Ford’s Hitch prep package or “pucks”, and not exceed the weight limits for the hitch, I am limited to:
a. Trailer Saver (Hensley) model TSLB ($3600),
b. PullRite E Series model 1400 ($1500) or,
c. Reese 26.5k unit models 30871 or 30862 ($1500)

My question to this esteemed group, is the air ride system worth it? I struggle to see a $2000 difference. Maybe???

And if not Reese or PullRite????

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Old 05-29-2015, 12:09 AM   #2
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what type of pin do you have on your DRV
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:17 AM   #3
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Moreride
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:52 AM   #4
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Than I would not think that you would need a air ride hitch. I would go with the fifth wheel that has the most pivot points on it. I have been running a Reese for eight years now and no trouble with it. I do have the Demco Glide right pin box, which took care of the chucking I had
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:55 AM   #5
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Spend the money!
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:30 AM   #6
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I currently run a TrailerSaver with a MorRyde hitch and love the way it pulls compared to the B&W Companion with a TrailAir hitch on the prior setup. The TrailerSaver will allow the trailer to "float" and the MorRyde will allow for and aft movement to eliminate 99% of the chucking.

If I didn't have a TrailerSaver, I would be running an ET hitch. Either way, I will always have an air hitch on any tow vehicle that I own.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:22 PM   #7
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Ugh...
It's only money & I guess I cannot take it with me, but it sure would be nice to keep it just in case.....
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:45 PM   #8
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I have the Moryde and an AirSafe (4) air bag hitch. VERY smooth ride.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:25 PM   #9
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Tneagle, I don't think AirSafe makes a hitch to fit the pucks on a factory Ford setup.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:00 PM   #10
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Probably not. Mine mounts to standard Reese rails. I'm guessing these rails would still mount to the truck. Just not the pucks.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:55 PM   #11
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I use an AirSafe along with a Demco Pin box. Best combo I've tried, and I've tried several.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:20 AM   #12
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A 30K Reese came on our Freightliner M2. It works well but!...

I'm going to change it out for the TrailerSaver TSLB2H Air-ride hitch.
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:22 PM   #13
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a. Trailer Saver (Hensley) model TSLB ($3600) !! I purchased my unit and would not go back... WE LOVE IT!! I'd RUN AWAY from REESE... They damn near killed us. (Reese Sidewinder with Reese 5th Airborne attached to a Reese hitch).
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:53 PM   #14
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a. Trailer Saver (Hensley) model TSLB ($3600) !! I purchased my unit and would not go back... WE LOVE IT!! I'd RUN AWAY from REESE... They damn near killed us. (Reese Sidewinder with Reese 5th Airborne attached to a Reese hitch).
Hey there is nothing wrong with REESE!:roll eyes:


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Old 09-11-2015, 10:49 PM   #15
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This is the truck after becoming disconnected, which should have never happened! The 5er was totaled also. The only reason I don't own Cequent (Reese) is that we walked away with basically NO injuries and NO lawyer would take it. NO MONEY in it for them.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:14 PM   #16
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WOW, thankfully you made it out of that one!
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:24 PM   #17
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I have someone more powerful than anyone watching over us! AMEN. Been quite fortunate thru life. Now with my wife going to retire, we plan on seeing AMERICA! We will be attending the Suites rally August 2016. Will I see you there... I hope so.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:08 AM   #18
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Where will the rally be in 16?
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:37 AM   #19
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Spend the money. (if you can, if not go Pull Right)
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:29 PM   #20
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I will never own another Pull rite. The bolts sheared on ours. Got rid of it.
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