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Old 01-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #57
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Am I allowed to comment on something I don't own?
I'm guessing so. It doesn't seem to stop some people. If I thought I knew enough about it to make a helpful post, I would.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:59 PM   #58
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I'm guessing so. It doesn't seem to stop some people. If I thought I knew enough about it to make a helpful post, I would.
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Common sense!...is that even allowed on such a topic?
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Common sense!...is that even allowed on such a topic?

Robert, from reading your posts I've always thought you had plenty of common sense... you shouldn't be so hard on yourself.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:44 PM   #60
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Common sense!...is that even allowed on such a topic?
Allowed, but not required.

Since this thread popped up again, I took the time to read it again.
There is one paradox that keeps showing up in all the hitch and sway threads.
I am guessing 99% of the members of the forum either own or want to own an Airstream. I am also sure that a lot of them had people say to them, "Don't throw away your money on something you don't need, buy a cheap SOB. It will work just as well. I've towed my SOB all over and it works fine for camping."
Obviously they did not follow that advice or they wouldn't be here. Yet, some are willing to tell someone else to not throw their money away on a better hitch to go with the better trailer.
I am thinking that if these people bought a expensive piece of fine art, they would mount it on the wall with a barely adequate rusty nail.


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Old 01-21-2010, 06:29 PM   #61
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Robert, from reading your posts I've always thought you had plenty of common sense... you shouldn't be so hard on yourself.

Yes..... but my dingus is better than your dingus.

The operative word in this thread.....versus, starts off on the rong feets
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:23 PM   #62
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I should have listened to Sean last year BEFORE I bought the Hensley , and I wouldnt have to get rid of the one I have. Thats GOOD customer service . Kipper
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:45 PM   #63
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My two cents

For those of you that never had a trailer take charge, believe me, you never forget it. 28 foot TT with a 3/4 ton Suburban out front with a standard hitch with weight bars. First summer towing was a breeze. Now the fall trip to Myrtle the second summer was something else. On I-77 a little north of Mineral Wells (170 yardstick), slow left hand curve, running the speed limit, it took over, used both lanes, saved it, wow. Just about into Charlestown a little north of the 79 split, again it took over, I used both lanes and both berms and somehow saved it, running under the speed limit this time. Drained the fresh water tank, moved stuff to the front of the trailer, I have no idea what caused them.

Had the Hensley shipped to Myrtle Beach Travel Park. I had rebuilt the Suburban’s motor and transmission the previous winter with more money under the hood than the cost of the hitch. The trip home was nothing like the trip down.

I had a few changes I just had to make to the Hensley, heim joints on the pipe jacks, tabs and pins to keep the weight jacks from unwinding, bought a back up camera I plug into the truck for power for hooking up, life is good. I just asked Genny our Jack Russell if she wants to go to the beach, she’s nuts about the idea.

Now, well we still slow down for those two left hand curves on I-77, wet palms. I have a number of sections on the Myrtle route that 70++ MPH is the norm, 220 south of Greensboro, just push down. I put a set of Goodyear’s on the TT so I don’t even think of tire issues back there. You’ll find semi’s that have witnessed a TT all over the road give you room then ask, on the CB, how come you ain’t all over the road, so I let them catch up to have a look.

The biggest problem and I not telling a story, remembering the trailer is back there, cause it don’t tell you it is. Only thing I spent money that is rated above the Hensley, my Heatmor outdoor boiler. It’s just came up from the single digits here, the house is a little over 75 and the gas meter isn’t moving.

I vote Hensley, but not out of the box.
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I am buying my first Airstream - the 27FB 2008 for towing with Touareg 2 V8. Two trailers are available in my price range - one with Hensley Hitch and another is without. Would the 3 years old Hensley Hitch still be 100% reliable or would I be better off by buying a trailer without a used hitch attached and then buy separately a new Hensley Hitch or ProPride P3 ? How much premium shall I consider to pay for 3 years old used Hensley Hitch ? Around $750 ?
Any comments will be very much appreciated !
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:29 AM   #65
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Timo,

I wouldn't necessarily rule out one AS just because of the haha. The one with the haha could have a $750 problem that is not apparent at purchase.
A $750-1000 premium for the haha or ppp is about right all other considerations being equal.

Your TV would indicate a consultation with Can-Am Airstream in London Ont. would be in order.

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Old 08-03-2011, 08:22 AM   #66
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Hi Experts!
Hi Bob!

Well, here I am asking about the Hensley Hitch - been thinking about this since being on the AS Forum and reading about all the things a newbie reads about.....hitches, towing, etc.

Here is the ad on Craigslist:

Hensley Arrow Hitch in good condition for only $950.00 obo. If you have a trailer that sways when pulled this hitch will stop the swaying and relieve you of the white knuckle driving. We pulled a 29 foot camper that we felt swayed so we purchased this hitch and it was like night and day.... no more swaying. This hitch will tow a 14,000 pound trailer and a tongue weight of 1,400 ponds. Everything is included as shown in the pictures. The manual is also included that is not in the pictures. New, this hitch was $2,995.00. Re-manufactured ones are $1,995.00. The Model of this hitch is ATS and the Serial number is: 05684.

Any comments? Ultimately, I would love to pull my new (old) AS with my 2006 Lincoln Navigator......With the upgrades to the trailer, I'm not sure of the exact weight - on the to-do list is take it to a truck stop and weigh it.
Cool if I could get a Hensley a bit cheaper since I 'shot my money wad' on the trailer and tow vehicle.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:52 AM   #67
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Hi Liz,

You can contact Hensley, give them the sr# & get the yr of mfg.

It does look to be in pretty good condition. But you will probably need a different drop bar for your receiver=$$$$

Now to be perfectly honest, your $ could possibly be better spent.

Do you have a WD hitch that came with your trailer? Brand & condition?

Don't recall...but how much have you towed so far? How much do you estimate you will travel per Season, more=better return on investment.

Your situation reminds me of when we got our first Airstream....are you familiar with "cart before the horse". I was all over the map with things I wanted to do.

Not meaning to throw you a wet blanket, but IMHO, a big dollar hitch upgrade
may not be the best way for you to go right now.

On the plus side....the haha/3p option IS the best out there!!!

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Bob,
It came with a Reese Distribution hitch but to be honest, I don't think it looks like it is working the way I imagine it to - it has chains and a sort of saddle that this thing sits in - when we back up, it disengages a little from the 'saddle' and when we hook up, it doesn't sit in the middle of it......
It's hard to estimate how much we will use it per season.....depends on time off and where.......can't really predict that right now.
I can't say that I'll be traveling thousands of miles although I have put over 3,000 on it, 2800 of that was the trip to bring it home.
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I have the Hensley and love it , if I had to do it all over I would go with the Propride for a few reasons , but I bought a new truck and needed a differant off set on the drawbar , sure its free under the exchange program but it cost 60.00 in shipping both ways . With the propride you can make the adjustments and your set .
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I removed my Hensley arrow from my 28' Safari while trying to sell the trailer. I used the Hensley with a Navigator and GMC 2500 HD over 7 years. The towing experience was outstanding (other than the 'bump'). I'm keeping the trailer and planning to outfit a new tow vehicle. We found the Hensley tricky to hitch and downright annoying to UN hitch. We had to remove the pin from the hitch receiver and it was 50/50 which would pull out first; the receiver or the Hensley. It was very sensitive to jack height when disconnecting or how level the site was. Also, the spring bar tension jacks always unwind during the day and had to be retensioned. Henlsey said this was normal. Very annoying. So, did the folks at Pro Pride solve these issues? I'm a believer in the technology but won't use the Hensley again. (Any offers?).
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