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Old 09-15-2006, 04:15 PM   #29
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My hubby has chosen to install it himself. Should be interesting. Good Luck with your Airstream.
Dah....I just answered my own question from my last post.... you don't need opinions on other brands you've already purchased a Hensley so it sounds like you are all set Beth.... Happy Airstreamin'
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Old 09-15-2006, 04:45 PM   #30
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hi myoung and others

sure it is reasonable to interpret the question as you have and follow that with insights on any brand or make, as you fancy.

suggesting because we've forked over 3k haha owners are some how brainlessly held hostages and want others to pay and suffer as we do isn't fair.

i interpreted the question more narrowly. type of hitch for me suggested the '4 link fixed side virtual pivot point' hitch that the haha is....

no others are of this type, from my investigations.

functional equal is hotly debated. so debate the merits if you must...

the follow up, which is before either of us posted, is again only regarding the hensley. they have purchased it and are installing it.

when/if it comes time for them to ask questions about adjustments or other features related to the hensley... who's comments should they consider?

1. users current or past
2. non users

that was and is the point of my original declaration...

now that i own a mac.
i go to the apple store.
i ask mac people. or former mac people. or unix people, or next people if i can find any....
and so on.
i'm not debating the merits of pc/mac...i want user help.

i want mac paint!
i want binary photoshop now!
i want my tax program in mac format!
i want acdsee on the mac...iphoto is clunky 2 me!
i want the wireless router to print AND scan!
i want it ALL!

breath.....breath.....


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there are multiple threads here on other hitch options. plenty of wisdom and experience with all sorts of towing setups.

but i still think it is a curious and unique 'syndrome' that nonusers think their experience with other products qualifies them in the least on the haha...

my only thought on 'can't get less than zero' is......'you don't know what you are missing!'

say amen somebody!
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Old 09-15-2006, 04:56 PM   #31
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I love it. Feel very secure when trucks pass. not any motion. have a 25 ft safari. allen
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Old 09-15-2006, 05:25 PM   #32
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when/if it comes time for them to ask questions about adjustments or other features related to the hensley... who's comments should they consider?

1. users current or past
2. non users

that was and is the point of my original declaration...
well, thats entirely different. BUT...
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...but i still think it is a curious and unique 'syndrome' that nonusers think their experience with other products qualifies them in the least on the haha...
I did see a rig earlier this year, A/S and hensley...when the unit was all hooked up and ready to go, the truck's nose was pointed skyward, and the trailer's tounge was pointed down. I'm no expert, but would I have been wrong to say, "gee, I don't think that's right"?

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my only thought on 'can't get less than zero' is......'you don't know what you are missing!'
I wonder...if I bought a hensley, would I get some kind of anti-sway "account", where the extra anti-sway that I don't need and wouldn't actually use would build up, and I could use it against future sway occurances?
like when you have a big solar array on your roof that generates more electricity than you use, it feeds out on the power lines, making your electric meter run backwards, and the utility sends you a check?
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Old 09-15-2006, 06:32 PM   #33
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One reason some of us have commented on non-Hensley hitches is that the question was asked about "this type of hitch." I interpret this to mean weight-distribution hitches with anti-sway, anti-roll features. Seems reasonable to consider various alternatives if the desire is to eliminate sway or roll or other unsafe dynamic conditions while towing.
I'm not taking sides but about,"this type of hitch" but I interpreted this to be the Hensley that was in question here. I based this on the fact the Hensley is different than conventional anti sway weight dist. hitches.--pieman
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:31 AM   #34
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We just purchased a 2007 25' Safari LS SE with the bunk bed option. We are interested in the Hensley Hitch. Any thoughts on this type of hitch?

Beth
Hi, Beth. I personally don't own a Hensley Arrow Hitch, but if that's in your mind, buy it. My hitch came free with my trailer and works great for me. So I didn't need to ask about any thoughts on hitches. But the Hensley has a great following and testimony. A friend of mine has the same hitch as I do and I quote, "If this hitch does not work out, then we will have no other choice than to spend the bucks and buy a Hensley Arrow" This was my statement and because our hitches worked well for us, we did not change. As with anything new to you, you may have some difficulties useing this hitch. I also had difficulties with my hitch too until I got more experience with it. Some people might be too proud to admit their hitch was frustrating to operate at first; Not me, another camper came over to help hook mine up on my first back-in, park next to, on an angle, and slopeing camp site. Now I can be the one to help out someone new. And already have.
Enjoy your new trailer. Next year when I retire, I would like to meet, in person, all of my friends on this forum.

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Old 09-16-2006, 01:44 AM   #35
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Hello all -

Been reading the thread with the usual interest - and found all 'the usual suspects' with all the 'usual' themes.... It is SO nice when everything follows true to form.

All the comments around the Hensley also follow the 'usual' pattern. Some love em, some don't see the point ($'s, difficulty, etc), and lots don't know or care as their hitch works for them. All the hand wringing and huffiness seem a bit over the top - but then that is the style for some folks.

Chuck - Liked the comment "Gee, that just doesn't seem right".... I'll back you on that comment each and every time, even if you aren't a ''haha" card carrying certified user with 3 technical courses under your belt. I would have the same comment! Every time !

Related to the Hensley, to the vehicle attitudes, the tire inflation, etc....

Then it is up to the hitched individual to look at it and decide if it is 'right for them' or if that nosy so and so oughta get another hobby.

The vast majority of enlightened folks - say "THANKS!" and move on. I know that I feel better for what I have done inspite of the lack of an "Expert" or "Owner" designation.


Just few things I felt that needed to be said. Thanks for listening and reading this far.

Ciao

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Old 09-16-2006, 01:47 PM   #36
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HA Alignment?

I don't own a HA. My present setup is with a Reese dual cam. I have never noticed any sway at all when towing my 25 ft FB with an F250 Crew cab 4x4. I have frequently passed 18 wheelers from the opposite direction on two lane roads at ~70 mph and assumed they were doing about the same. There was absolutely no noticable buffeting or sway.

Yesterday while traveling across the Texas panhandle without my trailer in tow there was a very strong cross-wind. Although I still noticed nothing unusual I wondered what it would be like if I had been towing. I have been in some pretty strong cross-winds with my trailer, but I'm not sure I have been in any that strong. I began to think again about an HA.

My main reason for not going to an HA already is concern about alignment while hitching up on an unlevel surface. Admittedly, this is no problem when on a nice level spot, but I frequently boondock. Thus the surface is very often unlevel and the TV is not on the same plane as the trailer. I have also stayed in a state park that had paved spots that had an angle at the hitching point. The trailer was level but the TV was on an upward slope. I see this as a real problem in hitching an HA without first removing the entire hitch.

I would like to hear from those who have experience with this and how you handle it. I looks to me to be potentially a real PITA.

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hi ed/buzzy4....

i'm gonna try to answer your question...
or at least offer my views...

but not in this thread.

stay tuned....

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