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Old 12-04-2007, 05:24 PM   #71
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Paint is one area I've been addressing lately. When the company first started, the mentality was to make it safe, first, then worry about cosmetics. Now that we've established ourselves as the safest hitch on the market, we can look at things like paint. I should have more news on this in the next few months.
LOL! Isn't it amazing what a little competiton will do! Forgive me Ron, if I point out that Hensley Corp. has had PLENTY of time to fix the nagging problem of paint.

And when exactly was the last time the haha was redesigned to "make it safe"?

Ron, don't get me wrong, I love my Hensley and am not particularly impressed from what I've seen with the new version (yet), but lets not re-write history.

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Old 12-04-2007, 05:56 PM   #72
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It was designed and tested to begin with to make it safe. That's always been the top priority. Paint jobs don't eliminate trailer sway. And I've only been here a year. Give me time. It's been my biggest complaint about the hitch, too. I own one, too, you know! Not an Airstream, though (yet). It's a Sunnybrook 33'. Sorry. Hope I don't lose a rivet for that. Besides, I need a bunkhouse for my kids and all their junk.

By the way, I'll be at Tampa and Perry, GA, if anyone would like to stop by. If you're gonna complain about paint at least bring me some of that fine show food and cup of coffee.
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:14 PM   #73
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:53 PM   #74
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and THANKS for the better pics sean, will you also have a RIGID/welded/unadjustable stinger option available?
You're welcome.

No, I won't have a welded hitch bar available. I think that is a step backwards in product features and fleibility offered to the owners. I am manufacturing for improvements in the hitch, not copying the old design. Improvements are the only way to add any value to the market. I don't subscribe to the thinking that "it is already as good as it needs to be." If I did think that way I would have just copied the Arrow and sold a knock off.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:28 PM   #75
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So 2air -- are you going to make the switch?
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:21 PM   #76
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... the switch?
ya mean hitches?

or forums?

no plans 4 either.

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:09 PM   #78
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HAHA Sway

I have an air suspension setup on my VW Touareg.
If I were to get one of these would I be able to just control the sway only.
Using the W/D part of it would conflict with the airsuspension.I could tighten it though but very lightly only.
My setup is perfect for what I have but what I have noticed is that over time the friction of the equalizer hitch tweeks a few parts and makes me wonder when I could have something happen.
I love the equalizer but now I wonder about the parts and how long they could actually last plus it just seems more user friendly to use the new HAHA and I would not really have to wrry about loosing all these little pins and pieces.
I have been looking into these for some time and it will probably be a bit longer before I actually get one but I just need some suggestions on if it would be the right decision.I was told in the past that it would probably be best to keep what I have but I do wonder still.Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:17 PM   #79
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the haha can be used without the w/d components...

or they can be applied very lightly...

in fact u can REMOVE the w/d parts and the haha still controls motion as claimed.

richL has air/auto level on his nissan suv and uses a haha...

all your questions and MORE are answered in this thread...

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

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Devoman,

2air' is correct that you don't have to use the weight distribution on the haha but you can't remove it. The spring bars in combination with the jacks hold the hitch box up when unhooked. You would also need to use them to adjust the hitch head angle when unhooking on unlevel ground.

This is also the same in the new design.
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hi sean

now i'm confused,

i understand the spring bars help to position the box/receiver during connection,

but the linkage is still fully functional without the bars right?

or is this incorrect?

i only ask because there have been reports of losing ONE bar while traveling.

and if this happened to me i'd remove the other one till a replacement was available.

but i'd keep towing until got the new bar/s...

is this a bad idea?

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hi sean

now i'm confused,

i understand the spring bars help to position the box/receiver during connection,

but the linkage is still fully functional without the bars right?

or is this incorrect?

i only ask because there have been reports of losing ONE bar while traveling.

and if this happened to me i'd remove the other one till a replacement was available.

but i'd keep towing until got the new bar/s...

is this a bad idea?

thanks
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No, you aren't confused. It is fully functional without weight distribution.

However, it wouldn't be a good idea to take the bars off because you wouldn't be able to unhook without the hitch head falling nose forward.
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gotcha!

i've taken the bars off to service the zerks and bushings,

and always put a support under the haha body for support....

it took one time without a support to figure this out.

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Sean, with the photos I have seen of your hitch, I am concerned about the possibility of wear and/or failure in a couple areas on the hitch. The vertical strap with the adjustment holes - the holes are likely to elongate over time? Also the hook rod on the jack that the vertical strap rotates in - lots of friction and weight carried at that point. Any thoughts about putting load rated bearings in these locations?

Does your new hitch have the same "problem" that the Hensley have in regard to the affect of the rear end being throw out (mildly at 30 mph it was a dealer demo unit I was driving several years ago). The Hensley hitch by design can float 6"(approx.) either side of the truck ball, when the truck and trailer are traveling in a straight line the mechanical geometry of the hitch locks the 2 entities together thus no sway at highway speeds, however when the truck starts into a curve the locking geometry ceases and this is where the problem could arise.
If you were to use your foot brake on a hill with a curve and the road is wet and the trailer brakes do not come on first and maintain more braking force than the truck at all times, then the hitch will allow the tongue of the trailer (1000-1400 pounds) to swing out past the center line of ball 6" plus, (in all fairness to Hensley, the trailer brakes are not set up properly if this happens) and you end up sliding down that hill in the rain on a curve, but the trailer keeps on going because that floating hitch is spinning you around.
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