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Old 07-19-2015, 12:59 PM   #15
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You might consider 1000# bars or a Hensley Cub if the if the hitch weight is OK. That would give the trailer a smother ride. On my 35' I have bent stingers in the past. Too much backing leverage.

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Old 07-19-2015, 01:34 PM   #16
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I do not believe the drop receiver you purchased will handle the torq being applied by the Henlsey. I have worked for and owned a Hensley for a long time. I do not believe that hollow design is safe. It will come apart.

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Old 07-19-2015, 06:07 PM   #17
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My approach would be to fabricate a drop that matches your needs. Can Am will know how to stiffen that long drop so there is no twist or distortion in the drop brackets. They set my hitch up for my new (used) trailer that came with a Hensley and an odd drop length on my Dakota

Your 4 inch extra drop will work but it adds an extra bit of twist and slop that will possibly fail some where down the road. I don't like the welds along the corners of the HSS tubing in the picture, and HSS is not designed to resist stress that wants to squeeze or stretch it out of square. The 4 inch drop might be fine if the hitch bar was a straight stinger going directly into the receiver, but adding another 8" of leverage is probably asking too much. My 2 cents worth

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Old 07-19-2015, 07:18 PM   #18
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10" drop for Hensley hitch

I used a 10" drop for a couple of years and towed my 25" FB Safari with a 2012 3/4 ton suburban. It worked fine. I made it in my machine and fabrication shop because Hensley did not offer a 10" drop. I now tow with a 2500HD Chevy diesel pickup that has a lower receiver. I still have the 10". You can have it if you are still needing one.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:52 AM   #19
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Most of the drop hitches are hollow and do not have enough weight rating. You would need a solid one. However what you spent for the hitch pretty much dictates an extension from Hensley or one they recommend. If this is the best hitch available don't compromise it with something of lesser integrity.

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