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Old 05-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Hensley Hitch Fiasco

We are having a transport company pick up our 31' Excella with a Hensley hitch, and the driver has no clue as to how to hitch up. I am in India and can't help. Is there anyone in the Canyon Lake, TX, area that could help?
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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If you aren't able to get someone to walk them through the hook-up in person then you might try sending them a copy of the manual. Here is the link:

http://hensleymfg.com/wp-content/upl...row-Manual.pdf


Make sure they have access to the wrenches.

Also - your stinger will be appropriate to the height of the receiver on your tow vechicle - do you know if the truck they will be using will be roughly compatible??

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Old 05-09-2012, 02:52 AM   #3
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Thanks Jay. Hensley actually got on the phone with the driver and solved most of the problems. Don't know how much of an issue the stinger height may be, but I suppose I'll find out when the trailer reaches Minnesota.
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What an unnecessary headache.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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Glad to hear another example of the good Hensley service. We love our 1999 Excella and the Hensley Arrow hook up. I just got back from two weeks solo. Getting pretty good at hooking up alone. Can't imagine how I'd do it with a standard ball-and-coupler arrangement, but there are those who can and do.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #6
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I too hook up alone on my ProPride - easy as cake, especially with my backup camera in the SuperDuty tail gate...
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I hook up alone with my Anderson WD, no problems (usually) with the assistance of a couple of fiberglass rods with magnets on the bases.
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I'm going for brownie points here, and will say that it'll be a snowflakes' chance in hell that I would try to hook up our Hensley without my wife directing me...she's got it down to a science, and me...not so much!
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An o-ring on the "sticks" helps a lot....

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Thanks for that tip, Bob. Picked up the hitchin' posts at the new Camping World in Asheville before the Big Solo to Dallas, and got my o-rings yesterday. Cool Beans.
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Thanks for that tip, Bob. Picked up the hitchin' posts at the new Camping World in Asheville before the Big Solo to Dallas, and got my o-rings yesterday. Cool Beans.
Yur very welcome....

DW got tired of my "borrowing" her hair tie thingies, then I rememberd the O-ring assortment sitting in my tool box.

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to the hensley gurus how do you know when the level of the reciever portion of the hitch is at the "right height" to pull out without the tongue being too high or too low? This is my only issue with the hensley thanks
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It's good to have very sensitive finger tip'sssss,

As your dropping the jack hold several fingers at the top facet of the receiver, you will feel a very slight movement when the weight becomes neutral. As with other toeing habits it duz take some trial and error to become proficient. After five Seasons I can usually get it after two or three attempts...

I set both BAL wheel chocks whenever hitching or un with the haha. They have been the most secure.

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