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Old 09-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #15
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"Good luck!
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Haha thanks
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:03 PM   #16
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:08 AM   #17
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If you consider the stinger connector of the Hensley or ProPride, a rear view camera in the tailgate of the tow vehicle makes connection a snap. Of course, the camera helps with any flavor hitch.

I put a 1" wide strip of white tape on top of the stinger (the stinger gets installed into the truck receiver just before the connection activities begin to protect your shins when running around the vehicle) and a square on the top of the Hensley receiver as a target. When I get within a few inches, I get out to look and ensure the elevation between the stinger and Hensley receiver opening are in the same plane and then back the stinger in until it bottoms out.

I have pulled the 25FB International with both a 2007 Mercedes ML320 CDI diesel (bringing the new trailer back to Phoenix from the Los Angeles dealership) and the Dodge 2500HD diesel using the same hitch and had no sway issues. The Mercedes was replaced when the loaded for camping weights exceeded the front axle rating and GVW of the car.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:57 AM   #18
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My experience is exactly the same. I too have a little white tape added to the stinger, helping to make the backing up part quick and easy. A camera really, really helps.

I've hitched up by myself from day one, it takes about five minutes start to finish with the Hensley. It really is an incredible hitch.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #19
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So far the 3P is functioning well. When stopping, the trailer tongue still moves to the right. I suspect because of some flex in the 34' AS. We have tried several adjustments and still happens... But when under tow load it tracks at least as good as the Ezy-Lift WD hitch.

The thing I noticed was in crosswinds It feels like whole rig moves, not just the truck or trailer. No "sway".
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #20
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When stopping, the trailer tongue still moves to the right. I suspect because of some flex in the 34' AS.
Have you tried perhaps running a little more power to the trailer brakes?
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #21
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Yes.. Thanks for suggestion... I spoke at length with Sean... I think i almost wore out his kind patience.. respectfully..

Finally figured there must be something with my AS like more weight on one side causing the deflection.

So, gonna use a bit more and adjust yoke to see if that effects positively.

Edit: I can't really see the movement out the mirrors but clearly happens when I view from bumper camera.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:15 PM   #22
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Channing, there are probably several things that may cause the ProPride to swing to right side when stopping. Uneven trailer weight, uneven brake adjustment or wear, slope of the road surface, hitch head slightly out of alignment with tracking of the trailer, or simply not high enough setting at the brake controller (if the truck is stopping quicker than the trailer, it has to swing one side or the other, thus the "Hensley bump").

If it's not "bumping" and working as advertised otherwise, I wouldn't loose any sleep over it. I don't think mine ever stops on center either; that would seem to take quite perfect conditions.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:12 AM   #23
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I've never experienced the Hensley bump scenario - my Prodigy 2 brake controller is set to b1, which seems to the perfect setting. Vehicle and trailer are stopping in perfect harmony
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #24
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If it's not "bumping" and working as advertised otherwise, I wouldn't loose any sleep over it. I don't think mine ever stops on center either; that would seem to take quite perfect conditions.

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Channing,

If your not feeling it I wouldn't stress over it. Our haha rarely stops centered perfectly. Get the head adjusted as accurately as possible and check often.

Our TruControl BC has eliminated any brake lag which was a bump problem initially.

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:18 PM   #25
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We installed the "Equalizer" brand name for our 22ft sport. It pulls like a dream but we have lots of bounce and sometimes the cabinets open and spill. We have a 2013 expedition with tow haul and air suspension. Is this bounce due to single axle or do we have too much hitch and stiffness for a 22 ft sport. How do you get answers to these concerns. The dealers of Equilizer say it is not the hitch. Of course.
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Me again, the hitch level is perfect. AS pulls like a dream it just bounces up and down but no sway or braking issues.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:00 PM   #27
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We installed the "Equalizer" brand name for our 22ft sport. It pulls like a dream but we have lots of bounce and sometimes the cabinets open and spill. We have a 2013 expedition with tow haul and air suspension. Is this bounce due to single axle or do we have too much hitch and stiffness for a 22 ft sport. How do you get answers to these concerns. The dealers of Equilizer say it is not the hitch. Of course.
Could be you have too stiff WD bars, what weight did they set you up with...600lb should work well for you. You may have to experiment with loading the trailer. Have you been to the scales yet? You need 10-15% of the trlr weight on the tongue.

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #28
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Hi, I guess I could say the same thing about my hitch, prevents sway, because in 9 years of use, in all kinds of weather, my trailer never swayed while being towed.

"My trailer has, only once, swayed violently out of control; It was parked in my driveway, during a 5.0 Earthquake."

And that's the truth!
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