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Old 02-12-2015, 11:30 PM   #29
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Hey Sean, I bought a used Hensley off of ebay several months ago, and I have read in postings information that would lead me to believe that a ProPride stinger will work with my Hensley, is this true?

Fwiw, if I wasn't in econo (i.e.cheap) mode these days I would have bought new and bought ProPride...




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Old 02-13-2015, 05:46 AM   #30
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PP occasionally makes up an adjustable stinger. I got one a few years back.

I'd say it's a best match where the HA stinger choices aren't good, and one needs help in transferring weight to the Steer Axle.

It is heavier, and longer, than an HA stinger.

I'd dedicate the money if the above doesn't quite apply towards a custom hitch receiver that ties the TV frame rails together at several points, and shortens the absolute distance of TV rear axle to hitch ball length.

A stinger with owner drilled hole, and owner cut/welded angle of stinger to hitch receiver to lower amount of force needed to transfer weight.

That said, the adjustable stinger is a nice way to match any (relative) TV to the TT with an HA mounted. I bought one as both TT and TV will undergo changes which will mean the need for a new stinger in several instances.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:17 AM   #31
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I have one trailer and two tow vehicles. When I bought the Hensley it came with a stinger that is perfectly matched for my truck.

Since I bought used, I am not eligible for the exchange program, so the flexibility of an adjustable stinger is appealing to me.


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Unless you are going to change heights on TT and TV that would affect stinger drop, the HA stingers are lighter and shorter.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:01 AM   #33
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Anyone Used The Hensley SwiftArrow?

I would rater have an adjustable stinger that I can use on any vehicle I might buy or use.

I doubt that the added weight will make any practical difference, and the added length little to no practical difference in my application.


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Old 02-13-2015, 10:45 AM   #34
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Thank you everyone for your continued support.

RE: Hensley Arrow adjustable bar...

We do make them about once per year. I have quite a few people call for them but just haven't made any since last year.

The hitch box on the Arrow is longer than the on the 3P so you pick up some added length on the bar. I am going to look at trying to shorten that up a bit to get it closer to the 3P length on this next run. The problem I see is that the orange upper has to clear the gusset in a tight turn. That would be the area I have to look at to shorten the bar.

With the 3P box being shorter, and no orange steel upper, the gusset isn't a problem in tight turns.

Thanks, again, everyone above for all your kind words. I'm grateful to have such great customers.


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Just as an FYI, I bought one of Sean's adjustable PP stingers for HAHA last year. It has performed flawlessly and since I change TVs frequently, was a Godsend. As it was, my used HAHA came with two different height stingers, but I would've had to buy at least one more for the various vehicles.

AND, the tilt ability is absolutely necessary...especially with 2.5" receivers with a 2" reducer. Gives me the ability to have the head and stinger absolutely parallel to the ground after WD is applied.
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