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Old 12-07-2014, 06:58 PM   #85
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After my research, I went with the Pro Pride for two reasons.
1. It has a 3" square receiver that tapers down to the 2" stinger bar opening which makes it easier to stab in
2. It bolts on and does not require drilling holes in my frame

I have pulled with it for at least 4 trips now and couldn't be more pleased with it

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Old 12-07-2014, 07:04 PM   #86
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I have a 27' International and TV is a GMC 2500HD 6.6 diesel with Allison transmission. With the Pro Pride, the truck doesn't seem to know that the AS is following right behind!

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Old 12-07-2014, 07:27 PM   #87
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My experience exactly. The AS follows politely with no fuss in wind, passing trucks, whatever. Would be nice if the Taco was more powerful, but nobody makes a hitch that cures that.

It does make turns a little differently, but with practice I have been able to get around stuff that the Husky WD conventional hitch setup would not clear.

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Old 12-08-2014, 06:44 AM   #88
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I have a Hensley and am still irked that the PP came out only a few weeks later. The design improvements are worthwhile.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:19 AM   #89
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Originally Posted by Ganado View Post
I realize this thread is an older thread and I'm going to add my 2cents.
Pro Pride vs Hensly not going there. I think that is personal preference. I went with ProPride, as to me it seems better engineered. Just my personal choice.

I look at the equalizer hitch and I think its fine IF you follow the instructions. The instructions say DO NOT BACK UP with this equilize. Duh who wants an extra step in setting up camp. you have to stop, unhook the Equalizer then back up. I'm too lazy to do that. I did not see this in the manuals for either the Hensley or the ProPride.
You can back up with the Equal-i-zer 4-point anti-sway hitch. You are thinking of the other type of anti-sway bar that attaches to a small ball beside the trailer ball on the truck end and a small ball on the trailer a-frame. You don't necessarily have to remove that style, but if backing into a tight turn, you must loosen it and let it have slack. The only time you back that tight is at a campground or at a storage facility.
All that aside, ProPride is still the best choice.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:25 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by EarlM View Post
I just ordered a 30 ft AS Classic
deciding between a Hensley and. Pro pride

Any advice

My TV is Chevy Silverado 3500 single rear wheel Diesel
Neither; You have a big truck with big springs back aft. You need a reese dual cam with an airsafe hitch (hitch with an airbag), Sean of Pro-pride sells the Reese as well.

The issue is you are going to have such a stiff rear end that all the shock is going to be transferred to the front of the trailer and you will pop rivets and shake the poor thing to pieces. Last I knew Pro-pride and Hensley didn't make a hitch that could attach to an airsafe hitch.

We had that set up with our trailer and 2500 and loved it! After we put on the new Reese and airsafe we couldn't feel the trailer at all. No longer were things shaken loose int he trailer when we got to the camping area!! Worth every penny (and will cost you about the same $$ as a PP or HA).
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:31 PM   #91
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I have had a Reese Dual Cam, then an Airsafe, now a Propride. I pull with a Silverado 2500HD diesel, also. I find no indication that the trailer takes any beating with the ProPride after several years and many thousand miles. Things stay in place in the trailer with the PPP as well as they did with the AirSafe. I think the extra length of the PPP (or Hensley) results in a sort of springyness that protects the trailer. I can jump on the tongue and see it flex, even with 1400# bars.

The AirSafe was a problem in that it was very inconvenient to remove from the truck. At 80+, I don't life that sort of weight easily. Some states prohibit carrying hitches when not towing.

Of all the hitches, I like my PPP the best, even though it takes some practice backing at first.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:43 PM   #92
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Another 500+ happy PPP miles.. thank you, Sean!!!

From Chicanes at 60MPH on I35, to Texas back roads... no problems... zero. Oh.. and when 'courteous' drivers act up, the AS follows like a hungry puppy.

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