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Old 10-25-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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Touareg and the Hensley question

I recently purchased a V8 Touareg to tow my '78 Sovereign (much to everyone's surprise). My question is about weight distribution hitches. Specifically the Hensley. My manual says not to use such a device, and I'm wondering why. I see other Touareg owners are using a WD hitch with no problems. Am I missing something?

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Old 10-25-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
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Don't understand it either - I would think that a weight distribution hitch would be good sense - trust that you now however that a Hensley is way more than just another weight distribution hitch - it changes all the geometry of towing and makes for a much more stable towing situation - ie, zero sway.

I gather the Propride hitch is similar in principle, but I only have experience with the original - the Hensley - and I am very happy with it so far.

I have found some additional challenges in hooking up but am developing some techniques that work for me. So far I am very much convinced that the added relaxation of towing far outweighs any hookup issues.


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Old 10-25-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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I have a ProPride and LOVE IT!!! I have towed from the East coast of New Jersey to San Diego via the Appalachians, Rockies and Sierra Nevada's - and just recently towed back to Maryland via the same route.

Rock stable at all speeds and even with big cross winds (55 mph cross winds on I-70 in Nebraska on my West bound trip during the spring) - I have NEVER had an issue but know for a fact Sean supports his product - TRUST ME as he gave me his personal cell phone number in case I had any issues when driving on my first cross country trip AND when I needed stronger support bars during the original install he had them overnighted!

My 25FB Classic tows at all speeds ROCK SOLID and the ProPride is very, very easy to hook up too - if you need more info then that go ahead and PM me...

Sean's supports the Pro Pride - and I SWEAR by it as do many, many others.

I highly recommend a ProPride and the support that Sean provides is impeccable.
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