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Old 08-20-2018, 09:48 AM   #1
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Automated Safety Hitch

Hello - Has anyone experienced the Automated Safety Hitch? I'm thinking about getting one. The website as well as speaking to the folks that manufacturer them make it sound incredible. I'm hoping to get some feedback from folks that have purchased it.

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Old 08-20-2018, 12:30 PM   #2
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Tell us a little about it Sandi! And mainly the need for this item.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:56 PM   #3
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I have a Keystone Cougar and a 2500 Silverado. According to the website it makes towing safer and easier to make turns, stop. Here's a Utube link with a demonstration.
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:31 PM   #4
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Depending on the cost, you may be able to upgrade to a larger 5th wheel and not have to buy a new truck. Then again I don't think these are very cheap.
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In my wildest dreams, I cannot imagine a real life need for this gimmick. Save your money.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:10 PM   #6
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Unless you have a SUV & want a 5th wheel that would be a huge waste of $$ behind a pickup. Also not once did the video show backing straight up, which would impossible with that setup.
It makes me cringe watching the tires scrub when backing close to 90 degrees into a sight, can't imagine them scrubbing doing a 180 like the u turn they did, that has to be very strenuous on the suspension.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:18 PM   #7
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Unless you have a SUV & want a 5th wheel that would be a huge waste of $$ behind a pickup. Also not once did the video show backing straight up, which would impossible with that setup.
It makes me cringe watching the tires scrub when backing close to 90 degrees into a sight, can't imagine them scrubbing doing a 180 like the u turn they did, that has to be very strenuous on the suspension.
The Safety hitch is attached at three points to the TV. Has caster wheels.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:25 PM   #8
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The Safety hitch is attached at three points to the TV. Has caster wheels.
Yes saw that! Your point being?
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:35 PM   #9
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First thought... You're kidding... right?

Second thought... you pay the extra axle at EVERY TOLL STATION!

Third thought... Lots of $$$ up front for a GIMMICK that only lengthens your tow!

Fourth thought... how do you back THAT BEAST up?

Fifth thought ... NAH , NOT INTERESTED!!!

I'll keep my 5'er as G-D intended, and drive like a real trucker! LOL!!!

The only plus I see is ...

Good Luck,
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:42 PM   #10
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I'm 'sayin.….."Whaaaaaat's the point?" I see on only negatives and they've been pointed out. Looks to me like that contraption would turn a fun towing experience into "not so fun".
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