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Old 11-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hensley Adjustable stinger hand raisers?

Sean has indicated that if he can get a minimum of 10 interested Hensley owners who would like to have an adjustable stinger (like the PP has), he would make them up for around $225 (est.) each.

If you are interested, post here and PM me with your information. I'd be happy to compile and contact Sean.

BTW, I have no affiliation with PP, nor am I acting in any kind of commercial or agency relationship with PP. I just REALLY want an adjustable stinger and don't want to trust a local welder to be an engineer for me....so it will take 10 of us for me to get what I want!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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The adjustable stinger is quite heavy, but I would have been in trouble if I had to depend on the published A/S hitch height and my measurement of my receiver to the ground. The first thing I had to do was to raise the stinger to get the trailer level.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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I am definitely in. Hopefully, we can get enough takers so Sean will build them for us. Keep me posted.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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Bumping this to keep it out in front of folks.....sorry....I'll probably do it several times to try and get 10 people.

If you have a Hensley and use multiple TVs, or more importantly with the tilt feature, if you need to take up the clearances in the receiver to stinger interface (especially with a 2 1/2" receiver with an adapter), this is the ticket.

Anybody have ideas where I might find interested folks outside the AS Forum community. I searched at RV.net and didn't find a lot of Hensley stinger posts?????
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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I am willing to join in. My current one works fine, but am considering a different TV in the future where the straight one would probably not be viable. Send me a PM for my details.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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It might be helpful to know the range of adjustment that the hitch Sean is talking about will accommodate - in my own case I needed a 10" drop - this required fabrication of an expensive custom stinger - but it is also my understanding that I am not alone - that several newer model SUV's also need a 10" drop (Hensley only produces up to an 8" drop in 2" increments).

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #7
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In a PM, Sean told me that it was capable of an 8.5" drop in 1.5" increments. What stock SUV requires 10"? I thought the GM SUVs were "worst case scenario". I drive them and they require an 8" drop....maybe a bit more...but certainly 8.5" would do it.

BTW, my attempt to get some hand raisers at the RV.net forum failed. I was given the "boot" by the mods for advertising! then then
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adj stinger

I could use one. Have a hensley hitch that have not been able to use because it came with the wrong stinger for my rig.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #9
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So we have 4!
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Just FYI -

The ProPride hitch bar weighs 48#.

The Arrow bar will be a bit heavier due to the longer bar that inserts into the hitch head.

I have made some bars for Airstream owners that have up to a 14" drop. They are quite a bit heavier due to the adjustable upright being made from 2.5"x2" stock rather than the 2"x2"
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #11
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Bump again....anyone else interested?
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It might be helpful to know the range of adjustment that the hitch Sean is talking about will accommodate - in my own case I needed a 10" drop - this required fabrication of an expensive custom stinger - but it is also my understanding that I am not alone - that several newer model SUV's also need a 10" drop (Hensley only produces up to an 8" drop in 2" increments).
Am I missing something here? What SUV needs a 10" drop unless it's running 35" + tires? My Touareg and F150 share the same 2" drop stinger, even tho the truck sits much higher, it has more squat.
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I'm interested.

I'm about to send my HA stinger back, again, because it's never on the money (too high or too low): New hitch receiver at a different height. Heavier permanent load in truck, which may mean new spring pack. Different TT than I started with and another next year. Plus, anticipated changes to tires/wheels and suspension. Etc.

I really don't want to keep exchanging.

This is up/down only, correct. No (desired) tilt?

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This is up/down only, correct. No (desired) tilt?
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My PPP stinger has adjustable tilt. I expect one for the Hensley would be the same design except for the part that extends into the hitch itself.
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