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Old 07-03-2013, 04:15 PM   #85
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LOL: I was paraphrasing, that's my story and I am sticking to it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #86
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Ugh. Please - more light than heat in these discussions - I know we're all capable of that....
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:58 AM   #87
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record...although I would like to one day own a ProPride (I saw a youTube video of Sean looking at a website where Hensley was bad-mouthing the ProPride- not cool) I STILL don't think I am endangering myself or others by towing with the Equal-i-zer. I will run what I brung and be thankful to have it. Fellow 'Streamers with Reese, EazLift, Andersen, or whatever brand I still love ya and hope to see you at a campground soon.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #88
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Without better research of some kind many many will reasonably question most all assertions....

It will go on and on and on....
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:13 AM   #89
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Without better research of some kind many many will reasonably question most all assertions....

It will go on and on and on....
Not if one copies my "tongue depressor" model!
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #90
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Some just drop the Airstream on the hitch ball of a sturdy truck and go, and report long trips with no sway, no semi push, feels just fine.

Many hitch users report the same. I've done that, have a ProPride now. I wasn't lying, I was just in the dark.

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #91
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Hope distributing my weight in this thread hasn't caused too much friction. If so, we could go to a round bar for some lubrication over a coupler drinks :-)
I'm marking this post as illegal for having weigh too many puns in one sentance!
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #92
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Without better research of some kind many many will reasonably question most all assertions....
It will go on and on and on....
I beg to differ....many,many won't/don't question all assertions.
It's not the research that's lacking, it's the astute application of un-common sense, supplied by those who have travelled a little further down that road.

It's not rocket science, your towing a trailer after all.

We towed an AS for 18 Seasons without ever knowing about this site, I guess it was just plain dumb luck that we made it thru unscathed, or possibly, just maybe.....not.

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Old 07-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #93
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my point is that independent research helps reduce uncertainty about various claims...

Im sold on the "best" hitch because I think that it will be an excellent hitch based on multitude of reviews, I have the money, and it will give me perhaps some peace of mind....

Having said that...my guess is that for various truck/trailer combinations, it is quite plausible? that certain hitches could work, be very safe, etc...

"It's not rocket science, your towing a trailer after all. "

The scientific method applies to all truth claims, not just rocket science of course
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Ahhh.....all science is truth.

Sorry, I didn't realize that fact.

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Never said all science is truth - but it helps get answers
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Never said all science is truth - but it helps get answers
Scientific experiment: Fabricate "tongue depressor" Hensley model and literally FEEL the results.
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Correction: 4 Sided Problem S/B 4 Bar Problem

For what its worth I dug into my archives and found the article concerning the Hensley hitch geometry. I misspoke calling it a "4 Sided Problem" when it is actually called a "4 Bar Problem. Below I have attached the file for scrutiny:
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:52 PM   #98
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I saw a Hensley video where he had it set up and showed how there can be no movement initiated from behind the hitch - it is most impressive
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