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Old 07-20-2014, 06:44 PM   #15
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Ed Brownfield,

I have the Equal-I-Zer and have towed my 34 footer thousands and thousands of miles with it. I just got back from a 2400 mile trip with it, in fact. It does very well. I have had just about zero problems with it. The link plates moved a little, and I developed a fix for it, way back in the beginning (there is a long and detailed thread on it on here). After that, I have had zero problems. Hitch up, and go.

That being said, by sheer physics, the projection style hitches are better by design. They work like the double wishbone suspension of a sports car, and "project" the turning point from 2' behind the bumper to somewhere up by the pumpkin (differential) so that the travel trailer acts like a 5th wheel. They tow better.

If you can get a Hensley Arrow or a Propride, do it.

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Old 07-20-2014, 07:17 PM   #16
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I am very satisfied with my Equal-i-zer, but I still want a ProPride I think-
May be that "greener grass" syndrome.


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Old 07-20-2014, 08:45 PM   #17
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I recently had a very bad experience in purchasing a Hensley. There were significant quality issues and wrong parts were shipped. I returned the hitch. Need more specifics PM me.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:48 PM   #18
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I'll either stick with my Equal-i-zer forever or get a ProPride- only 2 options. Option #1 I currently own. $2,300 stands between me and option #2, but we don 't know what the future holds.


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Old 08-08-2014, 11:29 PM   #19
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I bought a used Hensley several days ago, in my couple of test drives since, what I can say is that I doubt that any hitch could be designed to tow better. It rocks!

Over a year ago I started reading about sway control and it didn't take me long to make up my mind that if I was going to use anything it would be a Hensley or a ProPride.

I have been looking for the right hitch for the right price ever since.

From what I gather either brand tows well, both are American made, and both are well built. What it came down to for me was price.

It seems as if the ProPride is easier to hitch up, and it also has an adjustable height receiver shank, both positives, but in this case it seems as if used saved me a thousand bucks over ProPride and even more v. Hensley.

If I was buying new, I would buy the cheaper unit of the two.

I have hitched mine up three times without issue, no problem, and I was fortunate that the drop on the receiver shank was just right.

Did I mention that my trailer tows like a dream now?
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^ any hint of the Hensley "bump" that some people describe?
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:57 PM   #21
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I haven't yet, but I still haven't pulled a hundred miles yet, and my trailer brakes work well.

If it does bump, if that is the price I pay for the easy towing, I am cool with that.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:03 AM   #22
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I haven't yet, but I still haven't pulled a hundred miles yet, and my trailer brakes work well.

If it does bump, if that is the price I pay for the easy towing, I am cool with that.
If it bumps, the consensus here seems to point to brake controller. If the trailer brakes don't engage first, the trailer will try to drive in to the truck and push the head forward (thus the bump). I was scared to death of this having read so much about it here and in other forums. But apparently my truck's integrated brake controller works perfectly as I haven't experienced the Hensley Bump on my ProPride.

Glad you're enjoying the towing experience!
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:12 AM   #23
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To me having great trailer brakes, and knowing it is important to me. The way I see it, If I don't feel the trailer brakes first, it means I have to fix something....
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My Hensley came with the A/S and I've used it with an 05 Silverado with add on trailer brakes and now a 15 Silverado with integrated trailer brakes. No bump with either. It's a 30'.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:53 AM   #26
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Frankly the truth is I am kind of OCD about trailer brakes...... A truck or RV with properly functioning trailer brakes stops well, a hard stop without good trailer brakes is freaky and dangerous.

The chances of me ever feeling the Hensley bump would mean the my trailer brakes failed sometime between where I was previously parked and the bump.

In my not so humble view. if a person is feeling the bump they should take it as a warning that their trailer brakes are not working right, or they are using the wrong style controller.
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