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Old 07-16-2017, 08:18 PM   #61
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Hensley Hitch

w/ an F250
Plenty of room to drop tailgate.

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Old 07-17-2017, 06:45 PM   #62
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2013 F250 with ProPride hitch, tailgate opens with no problem.

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Old 07-17-2017, 07:02 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by uncle_bob View Post

The heart of the hitch / sway debate is the distance from the ball to the rear axle. Pushing that out by something like 4" is not a good idea for sway. That's about 10% of the typical ball to axle distance. Getting 4" back by drilling another hole sounds like a pretty cute idea. Sure would not help the tailgate issue any though.

In my case, I'd guess that another 2" would (barely) let the tailgate clear the power jack motor housing.


That's one thing to consider on the Airsafe, If I recall it extends the ball something like 10 inches.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:31 PM   #64
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About an inch to spare with our F150 aligned straight with trailer. Depends on the truck and hitch.


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