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Benefits of an AirSafe Hitch vs Standard Rigid Hitch

Before you invest money into your towing needs, you need to think about the all of the benefits . Many times, you look at the price of our 5th Wheel, Receiver or Gooseneck Air Hitches and think that is expensive compared to a standard mechanical hitch. As you read about the different products and benefit sometime it helps to see a visual picture of the ride difference.

Before you invest money into your towing needs, you need to think about the all of the potential costs. Many times, you look at the listed price of our 5th Wheel Air Hitches at $1,995 – $2,995 and think that is expensive compared to a standard mechanical hitch. Below is a list if some issues for you to consider, what the impact of those issues could be, and the estimated average cost.

These are estimates from a compilation of our database of over 10 years as well as our experiences towing discussing the negative problems in towing that are widely experienced and known throughout the industry , up to now largely ignored or procrastinated. Read different forums on these issues and see what other customers say.

Read these issues and use the column on the right to check those that you feel may apply to your towing situation. Then add up the cost those cost or estimate your own cost and compare that to our cost at the bottom of this article.

 

 

Issue

Impact

Avg Cost

5th Wheel Hitch Cost

 

$300 – $1,500

 

Rigid Hitch

 

$525 -$2,995

Loose connection around king pin on
rigid hitch

 

Slop around King Pin of up to 1/8” will cause forward and back
clunking and rough ride

$947

Adding Air Springs
to Truck

 

Will help the ride
for up and down Will not help trailer ride Will not improve the rigid hitch
connection and the transference from the truck to trailer.

$800

 

 

Wear & tear depreciation on tow
vehicle due to rough ride while towing

 

Tow vehicle + repairs cost when
towing an average of 22,000 per year. Time to run around & fix at dealer,
rental etc.

$2,412
$316

 

Repair trailer damage contents,
slide outs, cabinets, dishes etc.

Welds broke on the frame, slide
outs, hitch. Broken cabinets, dishes, shower doors, and other contents Time
to run around to dealers and fix problems

$1,940
$418

Excess tire wear and
problems on truck/trailer

Tires with rigid
hitch are forced to absorb all omni directional forces causing excessive
wear.

$980

Tire blows on
trailer due to trailer sway, bouncing, and other conditions

Shreds trailer sheet
metal repair bill and changing a tire on the side of the road.

$795

Truck and/or trailer
bounces because of road conditions

You lose traction
and control Safety becomes a major issue and peace of mind that you get with
a smoother ride

$?

Fuel used when you are continually bouncing
due to road conditions

Best estimate 1 to 2 miles per gallon not to
mention drive train wear & tear resistance increasing proportionately

$?

Comfort

 

Tired of the
bouncing and jerking?
Are you all tensioned up when you arrive at your destination?
Have you had a narrow escape and almost lost your trailer?

$?

 

Peace of
Tow

 

If any of
the items above occur, you could be stranded for hours or day waiting for repairs
or parts.

$?

 

Medical

Back and
neck problems due to bouncing and jerking.

Driver fatigue and sore hands from gripping
steering wheel

$?