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Old 06-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #141
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You and me both. I've got an almost identical setup. Matter of fact, I'll be down in London on the 25th, having a Hensley fitted.
I may go Hensley one day but for the moment the Eaz-Lift system is doing it's job, and saving a little on the overall weight as well.
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need to talk with Andy

the silver paint will match the Airstream
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #143
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Man oh man, that one already looks like a low rider. Wonder how low it will go with 1000 pounds of tongue weight on it?
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:14 PM   #144
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:30 PM   #145
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My son is towing his 67 Globetrotter with my slightly used 2003 GC. This photo was taken today, NW of Zama City, Alberta. Home sweet home for the next 6 weeks. Jim
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:19 PM   #146
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Beautiful old trailers. Love to see them AC free.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:20 PM   #147
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I may go Hensley one day but for the moment the Eaz-Lift system is doing it's job, and saving a little on the overall weight as well.
We bought Andy's old demo trailer - it came with the Hensley fitted and he didn't charge me extra for it so I figured, why not.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:46 PM   #148
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I may go Hensley one day but for the moment the Eaz-Lift system is doing it's job, and saving a little on the overall weight as well.
I have the Eaz Lift out in the shed. I am currently using the Equal-I-Zer 4 point anti-sway weight distributing hitch. I like it because it is easier to hook up. I, too, will go Hensley one day which will be even easier to hook up.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #149
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A big truck is still...big. In most parking lots I have to park well away from others to find a spot that's long enough and wide enough.

The other day I squeezed into the only spot available in a lot only to have to move because I could not get out of the cab.
I feel ya, my brother. My wife won't use the truck as a daily driver because it is too big. I always park in the back 40 anyway so as to avoid door dings. Parking lots these days are striped for Model Ts or Beetles or Jeep CJs because when I park I still have truck hanging out of either end of the parking spot. I enjoy going to the stores in the Jeep or the Bug for this reason.
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If an Infiniti G35 will do it, why not?
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I may go Hensley one day but for the moment the Eaz-Lift system is doing it's job, and saving a little on the overall weight as well.
Andy may have a slightly used Hensley available at a reasonable price. My old Reese Dual Cam, which has 300,000k on it, got me back to London after this rather nasty failure on my return from Halifax. The Hensley also broke at Xmas returning from Florida. Two strikes. Jim
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Yikes! Jim - how did that Hensley break like that??
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #153
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I don't know yet. I am hoping the guys at Can Am will be able to shed some light on it tomorrow when I pick up the new Hensley. There was no indication of failure until I was backing up, up hill into a camping spot and then all sorts of nasty stuff happened. The scary damage is the damage by tension, not the compression related damage. Perhaps my Jeep is so powerful, It just ripped itself away from a 7600 lb Airstream. I will report more findings later under the hitch section. Jim
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #154
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Does the Hensley require unloading WD for backing up? The revised Hensley (PP) doesn't but then again, I've never backed uphill with mine....wow, that is just one scary photo!!
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