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Old 11-29-2007, 10:50 PM   #15
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please...just post the pictures and the moderators can figure it out later!
I don't want to walk into someone's home and start throwing around pictures.

I will talk to admin and find out.

At this point I only have prototype pics and they are on my office computer so it will be tomorrow at the earliest.
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Thanks...i'm just anxious
I planned on buying the HA next month but I guess I'll have to wait and see.
Will there be a network of authorized dealers that will install your new units?
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:58 PM   #17
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Thanks...i'm just anxious
I planned on buying the HA next month but I guess I'll have to wait and see.
Will there be a network of authorized dealers that will install your new units?
I haven't contacted any dealers at this point. I'm sure the dealer side of the business will build slowly like it has done with the Arrow.

It is really simple to install for the end user or any RV dealership could do the install.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:02 PM   #18
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Can you estimate when your "new hensley" hitch will be out? I'm planning on buying the Hensley Arrow next month.
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Sorry Dennis but I missed this one...

I will be shipping product by mid-January.

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Old 11-29-2007, 11:02 PM   #19
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...I also knew something was up because I had 15 people register for my trailer sway report to be mailed to them...

Do I need a vendor account to post pictures?
very funny,

i wondered how the spike in hits and requests for the sway report would jump with this thread.

the web lives!

any member acct. can post pictures.

and since you are NOT hiding the fact that you are a vendor,

i'm sure the mods will go easy on the advertising here issue....

can't wait to see the pictures and read the report.

best of luck

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i do have one favorite, however...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ide-26279.html

That is a GREAT thread! I think I should have put you on the Hensley Mfg. payroll when I was there,
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:03 AM   #21
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That is a GREAT thread! I think I should have put you on the Hensley Mfg. payroll when I was there,
Just make him a Beta tester. He's not home enough to hold a 9 to 5 job.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:53 AM   #22
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Just make him a Beta tester. He's not home enough to hold a 9 to 5 job.
r u following me around?

now stop that!

beta testing? that's not the same as being a test pilot is it...

flying is not my thing...

i am a graduate of the 'crash test dummies' school and we shall have our revenge!

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Old 11-30-2007, 09:35 AM   #23
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please...just post the pictures and the moderators can figure it out later!
Attached are the pictures you requested...

Anyone familiar with the haha (you know I can't resist calling it that now 2air') will notice differences.

A few of them are...

No strut bars. There is not a large force on a frame bracket that will allow it to slip.

Adjustable hitch bar to match all TV/TT combinations.

No grease fittings. There is a grease zerk permanently installed in the outside of the spring bar housing. We do not use spring loaded fittings to hold in the spring bars.

The main head is 20 pounds lighter than the haha while the control links are actually thicker (3/4").

2000 pound Atwood jacks that loads directly down on the frame for weight distribution. It does not hang outside the frame like on the haha. With the end of the spring bars being 2+" closer together, toward the tongue of the trailer, we're able to use more of the capacity of the bar for weight distribution.
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clearance problems...

Sean, are there any clearance problems with your hitch and the spare tire or the metal storage behind the bottle cover on Airstreams?
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Sean, are there any clearance problems with your hitch and the spare tire or the metal storage behind the bottle cover on Airstreams?
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We are using a spacer on this prototype to get below the storage box so there aren't any clearance issues. I'm thinking of shortening the yoke for an Airstream install so the bracket it attaches to will be in front of the storage box.
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yoke length...

Sean,

I have removed the battery doors on my trailer, so the stuts could move further to the rear. I also wouldn't mind having the yoke as far back as it could from a structural view side. Could you offer different versions to fit various trailer tongues? From your photos, if the crossbar fits ahead of the storage box and the struts are closer to the trailer body it would seem to be a good structural setup and still allow the spare tire to drop down.

Does this hitch remove the "Hensley bump"?

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Sean,

I have removed the battery doors on my trailer, so the stuts could move further to the rear. I also wouldn't mind having the yoke as far back as it could from a structural view side. Could you offer different versions to fit various trailer tongues? From your photos, if the crossbar fits ahead of the storage box and the struts are closer to the trailer body it would seem to be a good structural setup and still allow the spare tire to drop down.

Does this hitch remove the "Hensley bump"?

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Yes, I will have to have different versions for the different configurations. It is all in determining the length of the yoke and placing the frame bracket that it inserts into.

I have been able to produce the bump at speeds that are way too fast for "normal" towing and by unplugging the brakes. I believe it is less likely to occur with the new design because the forces on the yoke are more inline than forces on the struts in the old design.
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i see sean u plan to use more subtle colors than a-c orange?

one of the negatives with the haha is how easily the paint fades and chips.

sure, we bash and whack on them and so on,

but the paint seems really fragile, even though it's thick.

have you given any thought to powder coating or galvanizing or 'rhino/line-x ing'

something (anything) more sturdy and durable than paint?

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