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Old 11-20-2014, 12:04 AM   #29
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True, in any case, the choice should be conventional or either Hensley design--that be the bottom line. They both work.

Tom T, you're probably just up the road from us. Used to drive past Orange on the way to work in Huntington Beach. I keep the AS in Victorville most of the time...storage issue in Corona.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:46 AM   #30
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Along these lines I saw a post of a solo AS traveler, driving a Suburban/Yukon with a ProPride where the truck side factory receiver fell off. They were sitting on a hill and the trailer fully hitched with receiver attached rolled through the park, down the road and only a poor solitary tree stopped it from going over a cliff. Both wheels were in the air. Instagram Check out the rest of the Instagram thread and you can see the photos of the receiver and the lack of support from GM
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:54 AM   #31
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Along these lines I saw a post of a solo AS traveler, driving a Suburban/Yukon with a ProPride where the truck side factory receiver fell off. They were sitting on a hill and the trailer fully hitched with receiver attached rolled through the park, down the road and only a poor solitary tree stopped it from going over a cliff. Both wheels were in the air. Instagram Check out the rest of the Instagram thread and you can see the photos of the receiver and the lack of support from GM
Yikes! Some very lucky folks.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:30 AM   #32
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I have a Hensley with an adjustable stinger. For a fact it is heavier than the standard Hensley stinger. But it can be used on different tow vehicles (used to tow with two different height vehicles). The more important benefit from the adjustable stinger is that the tilt of the drawbar can be changed.
My 3/4 ton truck came with a pretty good rake from the factory. Hooking up the Hensley would have been much tougher with the drawbar pointing upward. Once I adjusted the tilt to be level with the ground hooking up is much easier.
As of yet I have not had loose bolts or cracked welds with the adjustable stinger.
I would not have trouble using a Hensley stinger but I would order it in separate pieces so I could weld it together myself with the proper tilt.
I once emailed Hensley about the adjustable stinger and got the same BS answer as above. Hensley has made this issue red herring.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:02 PM   #33
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Suburban/Yukon factory hitches are known problems.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:11 PM   #34
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My neighbor's brother was here and when he hitched, the whole receiver moved about 20 degrees of rotation..
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:40 AM   #35
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You are all so amazing and so helpful...can't wait to meet some of you when I am on the road with my new AS!
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:49 PM   #36
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Thanks for everyone's comments and advice. I am really leaning towards the PP. However, I am still a bit concerned its the right hitch for my current TV (a 2014 Yukon Denali - short wheelbase) based on comments about know problems with the Yukon/Suburban receiver.
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:36 PM   #37
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I suspect that some reinforcement will be necessary no matter what the hitch...

But it is true the Hensley/ProPride hitch setups do put more force on the receiver because they do prevent sway. Those forces have to be absorbed or transferred from the hitch to somewhere else, probably the receiver.

Just the length of the stinger is more leverage...


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Old 11-22-2014, 07:06 PM   #38
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Thanks for everyone's comments and advice. I am really leaning towards the PP. However, I am still a bit concerned its the right hitch for my current TV (a 2014 Yukon Denali - short wheelbase) based on comments about know problems with the Yukon/Suburban receiver.

The problems are from years ago. Check with Andy Thomson at Can Am
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Apples or oranges ???
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Apples or oranges ???
More like apples or lemons. The ProPride is much sweeter in my experience.
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So, the Denali receiver is no longer a problem?


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Old 11-23-2014, 01:57 PM   #42
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The Denali receiver was upgraded, I think.. it was once a 'round' tube.. and fairly thin walled. The replacement is made of square tubing.. and more substantial 'wall thickness'..

The offer still stands for a 'test tow'...
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