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Old 04-27-2012, 03:58 PM   #15
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I appreciate all the insight and FYI I have emailed Andy for his input, but he is also a retailer and I am sure he will want to sell me something I also need to make a decision by tomorrow and I will be unable to make it into Canada before I have to pick up this trailer.
I think you will find Andy will be very helpful whether you need to buy something from him or not. If you need specialty parts Can Am may just send them to you and you could have them installed locally. You have so much margin with that TV and the small Airstream. Best of luck with the set up.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #16
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Thanks for the sound advice. This is where I'm at, opinions PLEASE!

I found a local Hensley Arrow WD hitch, basically brand new for $900. Do I HAVE to reinforce my hitch before using this set-up? See OP for stats on my set-up.

I am also considering the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Brake Controller for ease of installation and I dont want anything physically installed in the vehicle cabin, and this set-up is perfect for that. Any horror stories about this thing?


Any thoughts, opinions, and experiences would be greatly appreciated!!!!

I am already impressed with the helpfulness of the Airstream community

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Dean,

Thats a GREAT deal on the Hensley, you won't be sorry if you decide to get it.

I would give Can-Am a call and see if they recommend the re-inforcements for the factory receiver with your trailer.
If so I'm pretty sure they could be shipped along with the instructions, I recall reading posts that others have followed that procedure.

No advise on the wireless controller, using a Hensley TruControl Gold now and only have experience with that and the hard wired Tekonsha's.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #17
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Here is that video. Maybe you can find out which hitch they used to do these tests.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:11 PM   #18
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At 1:29, it looks like a Reese dual cam.
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Finally getting back to update everyone on the hitch. We ended up hearing back from Andy at Can-Am and decided to go with an Eaz-Lift WD hitch w/ 800lb load bars. Also went with the Prodigy RF brake controller against Andy's recommendation. I have to say, it was virtually plug and play - nothing installed in my cabin, I can dial in my brake boost, and powered my LED's on the trailer (keeping me from having to change bulbs). I also purchased a Husky Sway Control and just installed it the other day. I have not yet had the chance to test it on a long trip.

Thanks for all the advice!
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Good luck - don't forget to post a few pictures of your setup!
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Thanks for the sound advice. This is where I'm at, opinions PLEASE!

I found a local Hensley Arrow WD hitch, basically brand new for $900. Do I HAVE to reinforce my hitch before using this set-up? See OP for stats on my set-up.

I am also considering the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Brake Controller for ease of installation and I dont want anything physically installed in the vehicle cabin, and this set-up is perfect for that. Any horror stories about this thing?


Any thoughts, opinions, and experiences would be greatly appreciated!!!!

I am already impressed with the helpfulness of the Airstream community

Thanks,

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What has worked well for us is to mount the controller with the heavy duty velcro ... nothing permanently attached that way. Just make sure that you can have easy physical access to the manual controller function for emergency braking and set up.
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Hard mount it - did so on both Pepper & T-Rex (check pics in both my install instructions). If you sell the vehicle, the two small screw holes almost close themselves, no sticky residue, you can not even see the holes, and no fear of if in case of emergency, the device pulling away from velcro or sticky adhesive.
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just drove 15hours last night from San Fransico to SLC

Heavy winds whole way equalizer 600 bars did there job very well, in fact I was moving big rigs. Might be cheaper way to go for Porsche. Still need to tinker with my setup drop height inch or 2 add more weight on front trailer. Towing without bars would have been nerve racking. Top speed around 75
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The HD variety (you will need to go to a specialty shop) of velcro keeps even radar units and video camera "snug" on the dash of patrol vehicles. If you are the typical Porsche owner, just leave the hook velcro in place on the panel or dash mount if you trade vehicles; no holes and no goo. See my avatar.
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