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Old 07-03-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Mr Hensley, what do you suggest?

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The site curves downhill right where we have to hitch up. Did not want to come apart easily, but it did finally. Anyone else face a similar challenge?


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Old 07-03-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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Not a problem. Back up right to where the box and the stinger are about to touch. Adjust the box height to where the bottom edge of the box opening is just barely below the bottom edge of the stinger. Jack UP the jacks so the angle of the box matches the angle of the stinger. NOW, because you are going uphill with the truck, stop when the stinger is about half way into the box. Readjust height, again so the bottom of the box is touching the bottom of the stinger and again use jacks to match the angles. Back the rest of the way in, and do your normal fastening and bar tension.

I CHEAT.....this is where a magnetic camera on the stinger, forward of the ramps, gives you all the education you need....and perfect hitchups every time.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:24 PM   #3
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And don't be afraid to give it a good ram when backing it up...sometime a little force helps and won't hurt the hitch. But be sure to put chocks behind the trailer wheels.
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Good ideas, appreciate the feedback. I was telling my wife I could buy more boards at the lumber yard, to level the truck. Or, I thought about uncoupling the coupler to let the Hensley drop lower. I can also push the AS back another 6 ft before a tree would cause trouble.


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I've faced similar situations and Rich's plan works. Just takes a bit of patience and yes, the backup camera sure helps.
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Yup, it worked like a charm with no intermediate adjustments required. Guess I was worried about nothing.Click image for larger version

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THIS is what I should have worried about....


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WOW... I wouldn't roll that tire...except by hand to my truck bed...
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That's what happened. 20 miles down the road, just shy of the destination CGI, the spare blew. Limped in at 20 mph, and my wife the limped the next day to a tire shop.


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