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Old 08-30-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
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I want this, but what is it?

Greetings.

Last weekend I made a conjugal vist to the Airstream in storage and went strolling among the dozens of boats, SOB trailers and MH's.

I came across a trailer that had something that I had to look at for a few seconds, and realized that this was genius:

The jack post, which normally sits on a jack plate, or the AS "cone" jack plate was sitting in a mechanism that had a 10 or 12 inch jack screw in it.

What I realized, this is used to align the tongue of the trailer over the ball of the hitch, so that backing up perfectly is a thing of the past. The screw will move the trailer's tongue either left or right until it is positioned perfectly over the ball.

I'm pretty good at lining up the ball and tongue the old fashioned way, but this would sure make it easy to line up in a situation where you can't go straight back.

This happened to us in Michigan. We were in a tight spot, and I had to line up the tow vehicle and the trailer tongue at an odd angle. Not real easy.

I also remember Hensley makes something called a "Tongue Twister".

Is this that thing?

It also looks like something I might be able to whip up in my shop, but I'd need to weld an "receiver" for the jack post to sit in.

I want one, I think.

Jonathan
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:28 PM   #2
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elementary watson......er lev

here ya go
http://www.hensleymfg.com/hensley_accessories.htm

with a video and everything. someone else sells it for less. i have one but only used it once.....just easier to align the hitch. also my trailer was squirely on the thing...it wanted to move sideways when not perfectly level...

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Old 08-30-2005, 02:41 PM   #3
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Too cool one more thing to add to the shopping list
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:44 PM   #4
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THAT"S IT!!!

I love you 2air....

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Old 08-30-2005, 02:56 PM   #5
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how to show affection on line......

say it with karma!

and you are very welcome.....crazylev sir.

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Old 08-30-2005, 03:03 PM   #6
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Wink We have one and love it

It was one of the first purchases we made after other more experienced hensley users told us about it. It has helped when you're almost square on but need it a little to one side or the other.

We didn't pay the hensley price we found it in an rv store.
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:55 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by crazylev
Last weekend I made a conjugal vist to the Airstream in storage
Jonathan

conjugal visit
con·ju·gal vis·it (plural con·ju·gal vis·its)

noun

Definitions:

private visit of prisoner's spouse: a visit to a jail by the husband or wife of a prisoner, during which the couple is allowed some privacy, e.g. to allow them to have sexual relations


? Confused ?
Is storage like prison? What did you do with/to your Airstream during this visit?
? Confused ?
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I bet he got lucky.
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riveter or rivetee ?????
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