Originally Posted by RamblinManGa
Hi from AZ. . .It seems like a Hensley for a 16' is a little overkill. . . I'm pulling a Sport 17 with no wd setup. Were you having problems with sway ? thanks, Craig
We bought our Airstream new. The dealer sold us an Equalizer hitch and showed us how to hitch up. It all seemed fine...
We went to our first WBCCI event and began meeting Airstreamers. Some really put miles on their trailers! Our group is a great unit with a fair amount of diversity. I noticed a fair number of pivot projection hitches there...
Then we decided to head to an Alumapalooza. Here I began running into people who had had accidents, towed with lots of different vehicles, had tons of miles under their belts etc., a theme was developing on the subject of hitches.
Finally I ran into an engineer from our local group who asked me how I liked our Equalizer. He listened to my answer and proceeded to talk about his own experience towing, first with an Equalizer and then later with a pivot projection type hitch (Hensley). He is the person who clarified the way it worked and best qualified the experience.
After a year of towing with the Equalizer and still feeling that it was probably just fine, I got curious enough to give one a try...
What can I say? the difference is like night and day!
If you are happy with your set up, that is great. I wanted to see for myself why people used the hitch and I was astounded...We will put on 6000 to 8000 miles in the next 6 to 8 weeks. I want the experience to be as comfortable as possible and the hitch makes a big difference. That is enough for me.