Outline of some significant advantages of The Automated Safety Hitch system: .
- Enables you to always pull your trailer level for maximum longitudinal stability and maximum trailer braking effectiveness.
- Increases the length of your tow vehicle’s wheel base = The longer the wheel base the more control you have of your trailer.
- Adds a third independent full hydraulic braking system. The main axle has the same full hydraulic, vented disk brake system as one ton trucks.
- The Automated Safety Hitch System adds 75% of the braking capacity of a 1 ton truck to your tow vehicle.
- The Automated Safety Hitch System automatically integrates your tow vehicle’s brakes, its brakes and the trailer’s brakes.
- The combination of line items 4 and 5 can result in the stopping distance being shortened approximately 75%
- The Automated Safety Hitch System has the effect of shortening your trailer considerably when maneuvering.
Approximately $10,486.00 for everything you need to pull a gooseneck trailer.
Add $975.00 for the 25K rated Curt Manufactured 5th Wheel Hitch giving you everything you need to pull a 5th Wheel RV.
In-depth Interview of J. Jamieson by Mark Polk in rvconsumer.com
Learn a lot about The Automated Safety Hitch System and what is important when pulling a trailer. This is of our inventor being interviewed. Please take the time to read all of it. Many people, who have been pulling trailers for many years are finding it very educational.
Here is the article on my website: http://fifthwheelst.com/automated-safety-hitch-system.htm This article will be published in the July issue of the Heartland Highlights magazine. Your customers, whom I interviewed or surveyed, spoke highly of the hitch system. Now I’ve got to round up some funds to get one for myself as well.
This was done by three couples who used to pull with a dually. One couple switched to a regular rear axle truck and the Automated Safety Hitch System and then two other couples, that they know, switched also.
The six of them are suggesting that we also refer to the Automated Safety Hitch system as “the new in-line dually”.
They have compiled a list of benefits from their experiences.
If you have a dually, we want you to know that The Automated Safety Hitch System works very well with a Dually.
Comparison of The Automated Safety Hitch System as The In-Line Dually and the Old style dually
|In-Line Dually||Old style Dually|
|4 rear tires||Yes||Yes|
|2 full size truck rear axles||Yes||No|
|Additional set of full power hydraulic disk brakes||Yes||No|
|Truck has Normal flush rear axle fenders||Yes||No|
|Additional 6,300 pound axle to support pin weight of up to 30,000lb trailer||Yes||No|
|Second independent, full power Hydraulic brake system||Yes||No|
|Brakes adjusted with same trailer brake controller||Yes||N/A|
|Integrate and easily upgrade the trailer brakes to hydraulic disk brakes||Yes||No|
|Pulls trailer to the outside of the turn||Yes||No|
|Increases longitudinal stability of the trailer rig||Yes||No|
|Gives you good directional stability if a rear tire blows out||Yes||No|
|Enables you to have full use of the pickup bed||Yes||No|
|Enables you to maneuver better in parking lots and gas stations||Yes||No|
|Enables you to pull your trailer level||Yes||No|
|Eliminates the need to block up the trailer||Yes||No|
|You can have a level trailer and 6 feet of headroom inside gooseneck||Yes||No|
|Compatible with an SUV||Yes||No|
|Enables you to pull your trailer with an SUV||Yes||No|
|Eliminates the need to raise and lower the tailgate for the trailer||Yes||No|
|Ability to utilize the new dually design with a 3/4 ton vehicle||Yes||No|
|Enables a 3/4 pickup to pull same size trailer as a 1 ton dually||Yes||N/A|
|Lessens chance of damaging the rear differential||Yes||No|
|Enables your trailer to pull itself out of the mud or sand||Yes||No|
|Enables you to jackknife more than 90 degrees without damage||Yes||No|
|Makes hooking up to the trailer a lot easier||Yes||No|
|Makes unhooking from the trailer a lot easier||Yes||No|
|Streamlined for less wind resistance/better gas mileage||Yes||No|
|Allows you to rotate the truck tires for better wear/longer life||Yes||No|
|Should replace all four rear tires when one tire needs replacing||No||Yes|
|Need for wider than normal truck fenders||No||Yes|
|Expensive Dually fenders to repair||No||Yes|
|Wearing out second set of tires when not pulling a trailer||No||Yes|
|Having difficulty of changing flat inside tire||N/A||Yes|
|Need to repair the tailgate after not lowering it when hooking up||No||Yes|
|Need to repair the tailgate after not lowering it when unhooking||No||Yes|
|Need to get under the gooseneck to lower and raise the tailgate||No||Yes|
|Need to get in back of pickup to secure coupling and safety chains||No||Yes|
|Difficult maneuvering around town when not pulling the trailer||No||Yes|
|Difficult parking around town when not pulling the trailer||No||Yes|
|Difficult maneuvering around gas pumps when not pulling the trailer||No||Yes|
|Fenders interfere with view of the trailer tires when driving||No||Yes|
|More likely to side swipe gate columns||No||Yes|
|Increases the chance of damaging the rear differential||No||Yes|
|Can have a level trailer and more headroom inside the gooseneck||Yes||No|